My girl turns 13 tomorrow. 13!!!! How did that happen?
The other day in church, I was supposed to be paying attention and wasn't. Well, I was...until the Pastor starting talking about taking his daughter to college 100 miles away. Then, I started thinking I only have 5 years with Emily. What? Then, my eyes filled up with tears and I had no clue what he was talking about anymore. I was spiraling down a rabbit hole of how I can only have 5 years left with my girl at home? NOOOOO!!!
I like my kids at this age. They are fun and still like David and I. I wish I could freeze time right here because this is my favorite time. I pray that I'll make that same statement next year and the year after and the year after. I guess that's what life is all about, finding the sweet spots and enjoying the days we have. Living in the present. Oh yeah, that's what the Pastors talk was about!!! See, I was paying attention.
Anyway, this past weekend, she had a traveling birthday party with the Fab 4 as we call them. Emily is a grade higher than the other 3 girls, but they are all going to the same Jr. High this year and I think they are loving it!
First up for the traveling party...Steph (Alissa's Mom) took them to Olive Garden.
The got their own table and a free dessert! The zeppoli's from Olive Garden are SO good.
Then, Steph brought them all over here. They tie-dyed shirts and had a sleepover.
We made them waffles, bacon, sausage and peaches for breakfast! Everyone must eat peaches if they come to our house! :)
Their shirts all turned out cute!
Then, Dakri picked them up and they headed out shopping.
These girls all love Ross, which I love because it doesn't break the bank!
Em got a super cute backpack purse and some shirts.
Here they are in the dressing room trying on their new clothes.
Then, they went to Starbucks for cake pops and Frappuccinos!
It was a super fun 24 hours! And tomorrow, we'll celebrate my girl turning 13. I remember her birth so vividly. Actually, I think I was in shock most the time. Like, holy moly, I'm going to be a mother. How did that happen? But, she was born at night and came out bright eyed and curious. After 13 years, when the sun goes down, she's still bright eyed and curious. Some things never change. And, I'm so thankful for that.