For Hallie's 11th birthday (also in July) she made specific requests... a pink swirled strawberry cake and strawberry milkshakes.
We went to the theatre as a family and watched Rise of the Guardians. She (like Sam) got a non-activated, WiFi only phone, among other things.
Hallie has always been precocious. She was walking at 9 months and reading at 3. She had the attitude of a 2 year old long before she turned 2... but woke up with it doubled on her second birthday. Now that we're well into the preteen stage with Hallie, the glaring and nasty attitude are already well established (though I'm working hard to change that)... Her moods are volatile and rapid cycling. I've suspected bipolar since she was 5... but we were told it couldn't be diagnosed (and thus managed) until 12. One more year...
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