Wow, Hero Alissandre is 10 years old! How did this happen??!! I can remember so vividly the circumstances of her birth. She made a dramatic entry into this world via unplanned c-section after a long and torturous labor at 10:23pm on July 13th, 1999. Logically I knew that she would be growing up, but it's hard to fathom how quickly the time would pass. It's kind of like imagining Cecily at 10 years old right now - it just sounds crazy. Yet here she is - on the verge of becoming a young woman, and offically a pre-teen. We tried to do a Roaring Springs waterpark birthday party on Sunday, but it was only partially successful as storms started in the afternoon and the park was closed down. Luckily the birthday part had already happened, so at least she didn't miss that. Cecily was an trooper - she slept for pretty much the entire time. Colin liked floating the Endless River with Daddy best, and Ian was game for just about every ride (he's apparently grown up a lot since last year). For her birthday she requested to start skating lessons again, so we enrolled her in Beginning Jumps, Spins and Moves. I actually enjoy watching her, and it's amazing that she can already do the things she can do. It's hard to believe that in another 10 years she'll be 20, yikes! Happy birthday Hero, we love you.