Laura M., age 14, North Carolina

[In left margin: my birthday] Today was awesome! I got 12 balloons. A kiss (on face) from Pat and Michael (yeah). Everyone sang to me at lunch and I handed out my invites. Softball was awesome, too. I played first and pitcher (yeah). I was so hyper at home. Had basketti and cake by request. Got underwear, a book of poems, and candles, etc.