My daughter is now a teenager. I’ve been saying that since Friday, when it became official. It’s a bit surreal to know that I’ve been raising a child for 13 years.
Watching her mature.
Seeing her continually develop new interests.
I feel honored to have such a clear view of her growing up right before my eyes. There are times where I miss when she was just a baby, but I’m equally as joyful to see how she continues to develop into her own person.
She mentioned at the last minute that she wanted a slumber party. Last week was already super busy with work and school, but
we I was able to pull a few things together with the help of my fiance. Something cute and simple for 10 teen girls who had dance battles, played hide & seek until 1AM, and then settled down with a movie.
I always say that this is the last party that I’ll be throwing until she reaches “x age”, but it’s such a joy to see how she interacts with her friends — friends that she has known since a 3 years old. Plus, all of her friends think I’m super cool. LOL!
I’m feeling a bit nostalgic today so enjoy the grainy pictures above, and don’t forget to VOTE!