There's M. in the center with the short hair. They are petting stingrays as the zoo.
We have a lovely day planned for our girl. First, she gets to sleep in. She and B. are not staying in my parents house withe the 10,000 children who rise at the crack of dawn, but next door where they each have a room to themselves and nary a child or dog in sight. Next, a childhood friend of mine has arranged for M. to tour Gammage Auditorium with Gammage's tech director. Since M. is the tech director (the official grown-up version, not the student kind... did you like that little bit of back door parental bragging on my part) at school, I think she will love this. Finally, we are all going out to eat Vietnamese food for dinner which is M.'s all-time favorite food to eat. Not a bad birthday, huh?
So, Happy Birthday, to my first-born. I love you and am so proud of you. You are a strong, intelligent, talented woman and I can't wait to see all that you do.