Before I get into the birthday - I thought some of you might be interested in seeing what happened on her other birthdays since I started blogging.
Here is March 1, 2009 (I almost don't recognize her!)
Here is March 1, 2010 (boy - these birthdays seemed to be non events - what a mother I am!!!)
Here is March 1, 2011 (took me several days to get that one posted)
Here is March 1, 2012 (ooops - I don't think I posted anything!!! - trust me I went forward and back from March 1)
Here is March 1, 2013 (OK - that is better - at least I posted a picture!)
(the lack of my information about M's birthday is a bit disturbing. I am writing this blog so when I am old, I can remember - well there is only quilting stuff here!!!!! I am CERTAIN that I took pictures - just didn't post them!)
Which brings me to today! (well yesterday)
So M seems to have this thing - a 14 year old should do this, a 15 year old should do this and so on. Well now that she is officially an adult (what does that make me - a senior adult???) Anyway - now it is OK to not only UNLOAD the dishwasher, but ADULTS actually LOAD the dishwasher. Not only do adults make a mess in the kitchen, but ADULTS clean up as well. Seriously??? No one told me that!!!!!
After all these years of pulling my hair out, all I needed to do was wait until she turned 18. Who knew????
Well I did get pictures yesterday and here they are..............
|Present from Caroline (who came for dinner and a sleep over)|
|More prezzies from Caroline|
Well I was given STRICT instructions for dinner. M picked the menu items, sent me the shopping list and the recipes. I HATE cooking - well I don't, But I rather do something else. However in light of the fact that it was her birthday - I broke down and went shopping. Listened to a book on my iPod while I cooked.
|Came back with bags and bags of veggies - yep - the menu was vegan|
|Open face puff pastry casserole|
I have to say that everything was pretty tasty!! And would go on the MAKE AGAIN list.
Then we had cake. Now for some reason we had to have ice cream cake. Seems to me we have had ice cream cake on several occasions. Can't tell you how many - but we have had it more than once. So M was in charge of buying her own cake since I was doing all the other stuff.
|The cake (complete with candles and sparklers)|
|Lighting the candles (I know - we made her do that too), except it was pretty funny because the lit candles set off the sparklers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|The birthday girl and her cake|
|Blowing out the candles (but not before making a wish)|
|Cutting the cake|
|M and Caroline using the last two sparklers|
And there you have it - a pretty special birthday for a very special (to us) girl!!!!! Happy birthday M.
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!