I can't believe that I'm a mom of a teeeenager!

Our oldest daughter just turned 13 a week ago and I'm still trying to come to terms with it. How could I be a mom of a teenager? I feel to young to be a mom of a 13 year old. She is growing so fast, and now that I'm older, the words my mother said to me over and over ring true...."time goes by so fast". She and my other two children have been such a blessing. Having been pregnant 8 times, I have three beautiful miracles that I can call my own, and enjoy watching them grow each day. They leave their heart-print with me every single day and I treasure every momment that I can with them because tomorrow is another day. Before I know it one of them is a year older...and life keeps trucking along without a bleep. I guess that's why I spoil them so much. (Sorry Dan!) This year being a 'big' birthday, we gave Taylor two parties. The first one was just with our family, and the other was with her friends. Below are pictures of our family party in a fairy theme. (We so love faries in our house!)

The girls were so inspired to put their glittery fairy wings on and I love it! I'm so glad that Taylor can do this at the age of 13...well, at least for her party. She's growing up sooo fast!

Maggie even came in to join us!

The party that she had with her friends was a Hawaiian Spa Birthday Party. They did manicures, pedicures, facials, curled their hair, experimented with makeup, temporary tattoos, you name it! A pinata was in the works while the pizza was arriving, and a scrumptious cookies-n-cream ice cream cake was for dessert. Yummy!

It is sooooo cold today and it's August 29th! We were sliding down dry and opted not to place the regular pool that normally attaches to the end because we didn't want to freeze to death, but after awhile, the kids wanted water, so wala...we used our pool and the hose and they're having a blast! Now....if the sun can just come out for awhile and warm us up!


blushing rose said...

Ahhhhhhhh! YES! Those TWEEN years ... what fun you are going to have. They give life a whole new dimension!

Happy bday Taylor ... go easy on your parents ... chuckle!

Have a great weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon

Audra, Green Meadow Lane said...

OMGosh you are to funny! I love it! I tell ya, it's taking some getting used to... Now that she is in the 7th grade, everyone wears makeup! I swore I'd never let my girls wear makeup until they were much older...but now she's the only one not wearing it. Things are sooo different now than they were 30 years ago!

Brooke said...

Happy 13th Birthday to Taylor! It looks like she had an awesome party!

Almost Precious said...

It looks like it was a wonderful party, one that Taylor will always remember. But then children step across that magic treshold from being 12 to being a teen only once in their lives, so why not make it all that it can possibly be ?

Marion said...

You're so right. The years go by so fast. I remember my daughter's 13th as well - lots of fun. But now she's 29, married and at this moment having a great adventure in South America before she "grows up".
So Happy Birthday Taylor from Scotland, and have a wonderful life.

missbmckay said...

I'm getting closer and closer. This year my oldest turns 12! Oh Dear!

Carla Julsen said...

I have two teenage girls and it was really hard for me to see them grow up so fast. I totally know what you're going through. :-)