My niece Madeline turned 10 this weekend. It's hard to believe she's already into double digits! She's still just as cute as ever. She had told her mother that she wanted a cupcake tower instead of a cake--you know--the kind they have at weddings these days? So my sister told me that and I volunteered to do it for her. This is what I came up with! Not bad, eh? :) This is a picture of it on the dinner table at my sister's house last night. Madeline loved it. I think her new jewelry box from her mother was the big hit of the night, though. The giant makeup extravaganza from Kathleen came in a close third to the cash from her great aunt Susan. ;) Even at 10, they know the value of a buck! Kids! Can you tell I asked her to pretend to blow out the candles for a photo op? Heh...I kill me...and I love that she plays along. You should see all of her poses with her presents. She cracks me up. My sister sets a pretty table! I tried to get a picture of the girls with Kathleen's eyes open. This is what I got. It's funny how the more pictures I took, the more hilarious it all became. So the last picture in the series is where I said "Ok, now FORCE your eyes to stay open, Tat!" Hence the strained/pained grin. Too funny.