Celebrating a Decade... in the Big Apple...

The Big 10 is looming large... next month Libby will be a whole decade. And to celebrate we are going by bus to New York City (Girls Only!) Libby is so thrilled. She's never been to the Big Apple before but has done lots of reading and research on the "N.-Y.-C." as she calls it.
Libby, almost 10...

Her desire is to visit the Natural History Museum and the Empire State building there as well as Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.  There are some other things I'd like for us to do as well time and money permitting: see a Broadway show, take a double decker tour bus, and enjoy lunch at the American Girl Store Cafe.

I thought a trip would be a more meaningful gift than a run of the mill present.

She has been working hard finding little odd jobs to do to help make money. Most recently Libby has been making necklaces and bracelets to sell. Part of her money goes to Camp Sunshine (the camp we attended this summer- for children with life threatening illnesses and their families) and part she is saving for the trip (short-term) as well as a long-term goal for a bike. (she pays half, we pay the other half). She hasn't had a functioning bike in a long time... long legs= need for a 24 inch bike!

So looking forward to taking this girl out for a night on the town!

(for those who have been asking about gift ideas... contributing towards her birthday with money for her trip would be a huge blessing to her!)


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