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Scenes from a Birthday weekend

We have been having a wonderful, weekend long celebration for my daughter's birthday.  She declined to have her picture taken all weekend, so what we have here are mostly pictures of food.  Friday night started with some friends sleeping over.  Grace planned the menu:  homemade pizza, chocolate cupcakes, chocolate and green tea mochi, raspberry chocolate sticks, jelly beans, and sparkling pink lemonade.  Sweet?  Very.  But she knew what her friends would want.  We didn't have any leftovers. ; )

Polka dots and stripes were the theme of the night. 

The party favor "ice cream flowers".

And some of the first crocus of the season outside.....

Breakfast was waffles with strawberries, whipped cream, and sprinkles.  There was sausage too, but I think the dog ended up eating most of that.

Derek took Grace to tea at the Georgian room on Saturday afternoon.  I'm told that it was beautiful, a special afternoon indeed.   Derek is a very good Dad.

And today was a trip to the mall with no time limits.  She has long stated a wish that she could just go to the mall without having to hurry.   So that's what we did.  Just Grace and I, because nobody else in our family has that kind of endurance.  We ate a big breakfast.  I was ready.  But actually, she ran out of steam after only 2.5 hours.  I could have gone for longer.  ; )  I think this will go down as a memorable, fun birthday. 


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Reader Comments (6)

I love that Derek took Grace out, just the two of them. That will be an amazing memory. You have such an amazing family and I am thankful that you share these moments with all of us.

March 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

What a very special and beautiful birthday celebration. Happy birthday to your lovely Grace! I hope 13 is everything for her that a girl might dream of. (And good luck to her parents!)

March 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah

Wow, theat's weird. I know for a fact I got the captcha wrong. They are so very hard to read these days. And yet my comment was published!

March 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah

Thank you Kristen and Sarah. : )

March 13, 2012 | Registered CommenterDawn

I remember when birthdays were magical like that. And I'm imagining going to the mall with someone who not only has the money to buy things I could only dream of, but the inclination to buy me presents - no hurry - I'm the guest of honor. What a feeling I glimpse. And waffles for breakfast. And spots and stripes for dinner. And friends. Just imagining it makes me very happy.

March 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK

You two are such great parents. Happy Birthday to Grace. I love the favors. :)

March 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commentererin

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