Saturday, September 16, 2006

Happy Birthday Sissy!

Today is my only daughter's birthday. I can't believe that this year she is turning 12 and next year she will officially be a teenager. :( The time just goes too damn fast no matter how much you wish it would slow down.

Tonight we are having a slumber party for her and four of her friends. I never thought I would be crazy enough to do this a second time (she had one for her 9th birthday) but here I am. The only reason I did it was because she wanted one so badly and I thought I could do it cheaply. After totalling up everything though this cost me more than the guitar I bought Big B for his birthday. OY!

At least I planned better this time and had a list of games, crafts, gift bag goodies, and other things that they could do and have. Last time I basically was winging it and what a nightmart that was! Last time I did the popular "decorate a pillowcase" idea and ended up with fabric paint all over my dining room table and the carpets in the living room. My husband wanted to choked me for that one! This time though I went with decorating gift bags, prepackaged jewelry making/bead kits, treasure/future maps, facials and pedicures, and CDs with their favorite songs on it. I was pretty proud of myself. lol

Well they ended up mostly just wanting to hang out, paint their nails, eat cake & ice cream, open presents, use Sis' new hair color thingie (washes out), snack, and watch a movie. I was shocked beyond belief especially considering when the girls get together at the park they can get a little wild sometimes. :) . They were fantastic though and things went wonderfully. They didn't do have the crafts or games that Sis and I had planned on but personally I could care less. They had fun and spent time together and that's all that really matters.

As a bonus we told Sis that when they wake up the girls can ask to stay a little later and her friend, E, can ask to stay another night since she will soon be moving out of the country (I'm so jealous).

So the party went over without anything more than a little bit of preteen hormones being tossed around and now I can look forward to (with dread) my little girl turning 13 in 364 days. :( This mommy gig really sucks when they start growing up!

Happy Birthday Baby Girl! You're becoming quite the young woman and I'm so proud of you. You make me madder than just about anyone else but you also make me happy to the point of tears. I'm enjoying watching your journey into womanhood but don't travel too fast okay? I'm still holding on to the picture in my head of a little blonde two year old princess dancing in her little sunflower dress to "Macarena". *tear* Love you sweetheart.

5 comments:

agk said...

Awww...looks like we were both recovering from childbirth at the same time 12 years ago! Happy Birthday to her!

Meg L. said...

Give her a big hug from us. (We've been so sick and everything is behind.)

cmurdie said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dearest "Sis"
Happy Birthday to you!!

all of us here hope you'll sing that to her exactly like I posted it ok :-)!! It sounds like she had just a great birthday this year, and I am beyond shocked you threw another slumber party omgooodness!! wow!!

slackermommy said...

That's really sweet.

Madame M said...

Yay! How did the slumber party go?