Today is my youngest daughter's 10th birthday. I was still in labor at this late hour a decade ago, my child not making her debut until nearly the very end - although when she finally did make up her mind to be born, she came very quickly. Bridget Pauline arrived at precisely 11 p.m. on the nose, weighing a whopping 5 lbs 15 oz.
Seeing as how today was her special day, she got to call all the shots. So the five of us, plus a friend, took a trip to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse. Although we saw many interesting animals, the highlight was certainly the baby boy elephant born this year on May 12th. At 281 lbs, he weighed slightly more than our little peanut.