Two Tuesdays ago, Emma turned nine; yes, I said nine. My parents were on their way through to go to my cousin's wedding, so they came a few days early to help us celebrate this beautiful young lady's birthday. It was nice to have family around to celebrate. Next week she is going to take a friend with us to the zoo. I gave her ideas, like skating, but she wanted to go to the zoo, which is fine with me, because it's free for us do to our year pass.