My oldest turns nine this weekend. We're hosting a Molly's Mystery Party tomorrow afternoon so there's lots of planning and scheming and fun stuff going on around here lately. (More on this later - who would have known I'd find NOTHING when she suggested an American Girl Doll birthday party.)
Other than the doll thing, our home seems to have taken on a considerably less girly atmosphere lately. My daughters are newly fascinated with toy soldiers and bow and arrows. (She asked for a robot-making kit or a pocket knife for her birthday. I'm sure you can imagine which of these we chose). Much of this reflects whatever historical period we happen to be studying, but still, it's strange to move from all thinks pink and Barbie-ish to tanks and guns.
The boys aren't complaining.