Emma made me breakfast, I made the coffee. Almond butter on our home made bread with fruit is my favorite. Emma gave me 2 cards with frogs and one with a sea monster. She knows me so well.
We went to the final concert in the park in the afternoon. On our walk we ran into our friends. 🙂
Present with a pretty paper flower attached to a barette. Super cute!
A friend brought roses and cupcakes. And we had a bottle of prosecco.
The next day we went on a date in our neighborhood while Emma stayed home. Its a whole new world to be a part of now that we are parents who can go out alone!
We travelled to Los Angeles to go to Disneyland, visit with family and celebrate Emma’s tenth birthday and Halloween. It was an epic trip!
Our evening flight was delayed but we still went to Disneyland the next morning. 🙂
Saturday we slept in and went to the Halloween frolic on Main Street. Emma dressed up and collected candy. We shared churro balls and they were so good!
Elayne hosted a birthday party for Emma. It was so much fun! Emma requested bbq ribs and chocolate brownies. She probably ate most of that fruit plate. 🙂
I drank frozen margaritas and chatted all night. Emma opened some presents and loved all the attention.
Sunday morning we went to breakfast and then brought flowers to where my Mom is buried. We were happy to see her stone was recently installed.
She is next to my brother Joey. It was nice to visit and there were lots of people bringing flowers to their loved ones.
Emma found sweet pictures in my parents album like this one when she was a baby!
That night we celebrated Halloween.
Emma trick or treated a little bit and also gave out candy at aunt Elayne’s house.
We had so much fun and I think Emma will always remember these days filled with love.
Emma loves to have a scavenger hunt to find her gifts and maiki wrote her some good riddles this year to solve.
She received a squirrel nutcracker (which she loved!) and two video games.
Every year our friends bring her a chocolate mousse cake that she loves. It is always rich and delicious. This cake had fallen off its base and on to the box so I left it as is and she put on ten candles.
Her aunt sent her the only gift that she asked for, a hard to get Rosalina amiibo character. She was over the moon when it arrived.
Emma had a wonderful day and requested all of her favorite elements; a riddle to find her gift, visiting the gardens, eating lox and chocolate mousse cake. She loves that she receives cards and presents throughout the week and surprises are around every corner.