I talked about the thirteen things I adore about my newest teenager back HERE, but let's back up for a sec and remember that big day.
She was pretty excited I tell you!
Probably the most exciting thing about the day for all of us was that her soccer game was cancelled due to rain.
She loves soccer with all her heart, but in her mind there were better things to do on a birthday than drive two hours to a game.
So we had a leisurely birthday breakfast...
Jada and Olivia, our extra visitors, had seen Lucy working on that thing and decided they needed to make their own.
Claire was over-the-moon that Max remembered her big day and took the time to send her not only a letter but some little stickers with her Chinese name on them.
And then we went shopping to get her some new shoes and to lunch with this crew:
She decided turning 13 merited a photoshoot with these cute girls:
Had to get our photography assistant in there with her for a couple...
And of course, the photographer as well...
Somehow it has become her tradition to go to Texas Roadhouse for her birthday.
I mean, you get to sit on the saddle so how great is that?
I adore those things but wow....
Then home to cake and ice cream.
The day ended with a sweet FaceTime call with Elle.
I'll let her face tell you how excited she was about that one.
So grateful for this girl of ours and all the spunk and love and sensitivity and hormones (ha!) and service and pure JOY she brings to our family.