They say it’s your birthday

My Maya is 11.   She got 29 Happy Birthday message on Facebook today,  got several e-cards,  had a party with friends, got many great gifts, went out to dinner….   And tonight was Manhattan-henge!   Which means that today only, the sunrise and sunset align exactly with the East-West cross streets in Manhattan.    A rather lesser claim to fame than Stonehenge, but that’s ok.  We have other claims to fame.

Needless to say, there is one happy and tired girl in my house tonight.   And one happy and tired Mama as well.    Watching Maya and Ben and friends spend 6 hours running around, playing capture the flag, telephone and tons of other impromptu games was the best gift I could get.

I’ll let the pictures tell the whole story….

Courtesy of the Cupcake Cafe

Blowing out the candles

Birthday girl

Brother of the birthday girl

Ben & Joshua

Maya & Greta

From left - Ben, Maya, Greta, Ellie, Kaitlyn, Marcella

With a present from Greta

Reading Kaitlyn's card

Still reading Kaitlyn's card...

Still reading...

Kaitlyn & Maya

Capture the Flag

Playing telephone

Greta, Maya & Ben after dinner at Puttanesca


About Amy

Amy Milstein was born and raised on a farm in Indiana, but after 20+ years considers herself a full-fledged New Yorker. She is married with two kids, who do not go to school but are instead life learners. This means they learn by living in the world (real life ) instead of hearing about it and simulating it in a classroom. With her family, Amy loves to travel, read, watch movies, write, sew, knit - the list is endless.
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