Sierra wanted to celebrate her eleventh birthday party at our new rental house. She also wanted to have a small party, which we were thankful for, and since we have a pool in the backyard, it made entertaining all the easier. Seeing my kids get older and all the emotions that entails, is something most older parents can understand. In many ways, participating in my children's youth is like watching sand slip through my fingers. Having said that, I am grateful to be able to spend so much quality time with my amazing daughters.