I have had a busy week. Fine tuning the final details for J's13 Bithday Party has been a lot of fun but a lot of work. I just want it to be a night to remember for her and her girlfriends. I am trying to make sure i don't miss a single detail down to the last bit of glitter and confetti. I spoke with a couple of the girl's she invited moms today, they report that their girls are over the moon excited about the upcoming event...this makes me VERY happy! Today J said, "My friends all think it's really fun that they know what we are doing for my birthday but i don't." For a minute i thought about just telling her so she would have something to look forward to. So i asked her if she wanted to know. She said, "No WAY! I love surprises!" I asked again if she was sure and asked if it might be more fun to know and have something to think about and look forward to. She said, "I am looking forward to being surprised, and my friends say it's going to be cool. No would rather be surprised, I love surprises!" I am glad she wants to be surprised, i love surprising her.
Today we went through J's closet and drawers to take out everything that was too small or getting too small. We spent a good hour trying on clothes and reminiscing about special outfits and some of the fun clothes she has bught to match her BFF Emma. I did a post about SOME of their matchy poo outfits HERE ! We decided to put away a few special items to use in a patch work quilt in a couple of years. I am thinking it would be a really fun Sweet 16 gift (yes, i am already thinking about it). Anyway it was a lot of fun watching her try on a gazillion outfits and have a few giggles as we took a long walk down memory lane. We have 2 HUGE bags to take down to the consignment shop tomorrow AND her closet is STILL full.
She is growing into such a lovely young lady. I love our quiet moments where we can just talk and solve all the worlds problems together...oh if only more people could be as amazing as this little girl. She has some pretty incredible ideas about the world and how it works and i LOVE when she allows me to sit and listen and bask in her awesomeness!
Well that's about all that i have to report right now. I hope your week is going well...OH my sister Meg wrote the funniest post on her blog today. If you are an avid scrapbooker you may find it especially amusing! She makes me laugh...and their are cute pics of her adorable girls.