Happy Birthday!

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This photo has nothing to do with her birthday, it’s just a funny picture that looks like her poodle is turning her into a burrito.

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So yeah, her birthday is like a month-long thing.  This photo is from a couple weeks ago when she went out to dinner with some of her closest friends,  When they came back to the house I had set up her “cake.” The reason the dinner was way beforoe her birthday was a scheduling issue.  Everyone is scattering to the winds for Spring Break and we had to co-ordinate when certain people have certain parent visitation times. Of course.

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The funny thing about this picture is you’re probably thinking to yourself that it’s so nice we got her a bike for her birthday. Nope! She actually said that she didn’t want a gift but for us all to rent a cabin at a nearby state park for a few days of hiking during Spring Break.  But you know how it is, She got $ from relatives and got herself the new bike! She just didn’t know that it had arrived or that I’d had it professionally assembled so that why there’s a ribbon and a look of delight.

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Then of course we had to take her out to dinner on her actual birthday, especially since it was on a school day. I’m actually late posting this. Her OFFICIAL birthday was earlier in the week. And yes, we even gave her some small presents.  A book, natch. And one of these awesome necklaces of awesomeness.

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This doesn’t have anything to do with her birthday either, it’s just me observing my now TWELVE year old being amazing as always.  Sometimes I have to just watch her and let it stop my heart for a moment.  What a great kid.

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