Haylie turned 11 on December 1. We booked a party at the local craft store for this year's celebration. It ended up being a very busy day with Haylie's party after school and then Dave's work Christmas party scheduled for that night. Everything seems to be even more complicated when you are juggling a newborn on top of it all. The party was a big success with a fun group of girls making some earrings and bracelets at the craft store. Haylie has made some hard, but positive decisions this year about what kind of friends she wants to have. This party was a great payoff for choosing good friends. I am so proud of Haylie for the choices she makes and the wonderful person she is. She has been such a help and support to me the past few months and I am grateful to have her as my oldest child. She is such a good example. Happy birthday Haylie! I have no idea how you got to be 11 years old!!