January 20, 2012

My Sweet Thirteen


One year ago today she was pretty in pink. Turning twelve. Sharing a bedroom with her little brother. Hanging on to her stuffed animals and putting headbands in her hair.

Now she's too cool for all that. Two inches taller. Has had her first pedicure. Has plans to write a book about Norse history, and hides away in her own room downstairs drawing and using her laptop.

The stuffed animals - well, half of them - were donated this past week to a friend giving a garage sale. Kitty cats and ponies.

My little girl is a teenager today.


I thought I would share with you her fancy cupcake project she did last year in honor of her day. She loves to bake.

Last year she made her own cupcakes and colored her own frosting... and created these cute cupcake toppers for our family members and her sleepover friends. It was an all-day project, so this year she told me she wanted me to buy her frosted cookies instead.


I'm taking her somewhere special after lunch. No clues. But I have a feeling she already knows where it is.

Be watching my twitter, instagram or flickr stream for clues!

Happy birthday to my sweet thirteen. I love her so!

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SchrefflerFamily said...

Yikes! My niece (Also homeschooled0 will be 13 in September. I hope she doesn't put her stuffed animals away as well!

Michele Williams said...

Enjoy every moment you can with your precious daughter. Happy 13th Birthday! My "baby" is 35!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday to your 13yo! How fun. Will be looking at the instagrams today.

Mama Teaching 3 said...

Happy thirteen! :)

It is so bittersweet. My Elijah turned 13 this past November. It was the hardest birthday yet for me.

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Bon Crowder said...

You're breaking my heart! K8's 2 and I saw her walking around my neighbor's house (with her 2yo) and though - I can almost see them heading to prom.

And you're pretty much there.


Would be great to slow down time, huh?



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