A Decade Old

My baby girl turned TEN today! I can’t believe she has been in the world for a whole decade already! She is a caring, loving child (for the most part) and I love her goofiness and sense of humor. She can always make me giggle. Sometimes she seems older than her 10 years and I hope she will slow down a bit (for my own sanity!), she is my little girl after all. And I love her so much.

I made her sit down with me for a brief interview and here is what she had to say:

How old are you today? 10

Do you feel any different than when you were nine? A little bit. How so? I feel taller and older.

What was your favorite thing over the last year? Having sleepovers with my friends and seeing my family.

Who’s your best friend? Elizabeth.

Who’s your boyfriend? I don’t have one. If you could pick one, who would it be? That’s a tie between Matt and Brayden.

What do you hope to do while you are 10? Become flexible and be a good dancer.

What was your least favorite time over the last year? Being grounded.

I see you have blue stripes in your hair? You must have a really nice Mom. Yes, I do.

What do you want most for your birthday? An iPod, a DSi, a skateboard, or The Sims 3.

What adventures do you hope to have while you are 10? I want to go camping in a forest. With Bears? Yeah!

What’s your favorite food? Whipped cream, ice cream cake, and mine and Dad’s homemade pizza, and pizza sauce.

What’s your favorite part about summer so far? Having no school and summer camp!

If you could go anywhere this year, where would you go? Egypt.

This concludes your 10th birthday interview. (Cheering and screaming!)


  • Erin

    I cannot get over how gorgeous she is! I hope her birthday was fabulous.

  • Erin

    I cannot get over how gorgeous she is! I hope her birthday was fabulous.

  • april

    Happy Birthday!!!

    That was too cute and I love that you let her put blue stripes in her hair!!! You're an awesome mom!

  • Allyson

    Happy Birthday!! The end to that first decade is bitter sweet isn't it. :)

    Ps. Happy Birth Day to you. :)

  • Crooked Eyebrow

    You all ready know this, but she is stunning, gorgeous and needs to model.

    I hope she has a great 10th birthday….

    (her mommy takes amazing photos )

  • Christy – The Sisterhood

    Happy Birthday, Ave!

    Melissa, she is unbelievably beautiful and smart! You're doing a wonderful job with your baby!!! MWAH, to you!

  • livinginagirlsworld

    I have 1-1/2 years to go before my first little girl turns 10. She is gorgeous, but don't tell her that. It has a way of going to their cute little heads!

  • livinginagirlsworld

    I have 1-1/2 years to go before my first little girl turns 10. She is gorgeous, but don't tell her that. It has a way of going to their cute little heads!

  • lilsummer

    Your daughter is beautiful! What great pictures you take. I love them all! Happy Birthday!

  • ValleyGirl

    She's beautiful ~ and those are absolutely stunning pictures of her! Wow, "a decade" sounds so much older than 10 years!

  • Mindi

    Those pictures are just so amazing Melissa! Wow she is a beautiful girl. I love the interview. What a great idea.

  • Megan

    Happy birthday Ave! I just cannot believe 10 years have past. Time flies way too fast.

    She is such a gorgeous girl and you are just an amazing photographer. I just love all of those pictures.

  • imadramamama

    Happy Birthday, Ave!

    I cannot STAND how beautiful she is…

  • codeladybug

    Great pictures of your beautiful daughter!

    Hope she had a great birthday….sounds like she has a good head on her shoulders for only being around a decade!

  • ScrappinAway

    Those pictures were gorgeous. She looks so grown up in the one on the beach and my favorite is the one with the red hat. I love that you interviewed her! Happy B-day!

  • Stacie’s Madness

    BEAUTIFUL…ALL OF IT.

    Happy birthday to your daughter!

  • Two Blessings From Above

    Happy Birthday to your daughter! All the pictures are so nice, but I really like the black and white one what a great shot. Your daugther is really pretty.

  • Fragrant Liar

    What a great idea, to interview her. And what a beautiful child. It's easy to see why you are such a proud mama.

  • Mommy Mo

    Happy Birthday Ava!

    She is beautiful, she really is. From the eyes to the hair to the smooth skin. Hug her tight and don't let go.