Actually, she is a teenager as of yesterday, but we had such a good time celebrating her birthday that I was too tired to post anything last night.
She started with the birthday crepe.
Then presents. She was magnificently spoiled. Books, a stuffed Minecraft sheep, a curling iron, and....
The big, really exciting gift from my parents!
Such a happy girl.
Her favorite dinner, and then an ice cream cake (graham cracker crust with a layer of Nutella, then ice cream, topped with marshmallows, browned under the broiler). Ed and Travis had to work together to light all 13 candles before it all melted into a pool of wax and melted ice cream.
I am told it was The Best Cake Ever.
And then I was a Really Good Mom. We did mud masks and painted our nails and toes, while watching an animated movie -- Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2. How is that for motherly devotion, eh?
Travis had driver's ed. from 3:30-6:30, but we picked him up at 6:30 and went to the movies to watch the new Sponge Bob movie. Katie says that it was absolutely the Best Birthday Ever! I'm glad, because that is certainly what she deserves. Happy birthday, darling girl!