She’s Officially a Teenager!

Yep, my baby girl is now 13!  It’s an amazing thing to see this beautiful girl turn into a responsible young woman. I’m so proud of who she is and can’t wait to see who she develops into.  And I’m honored that she chose to spend her entire birthday hanging out with me!

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Thirteen is a big milestone, a bridge between being a girl and being a young woman. Another layer of responsbility and rights of passage are important, as is some just plain old fun!  She put together this entire agenda of what she wanted to do, and that’s what we did.

We started our day at the bank, where she was going to break her $100 bill (from her grandma) into 20s, but we surprised with her a visit with a personal banker to open a teen bank account, and of course money to seed it with. :)  

Then we headed over to Fuddruckers for lunch and got goofy with a yo-yo and some little fun bouncy thing.

and then off to getting her ears peirced and of course picking out several pairs of earrings to start her collection.

and then off to a local bookstore to rummage the stacks. Took us a while to get out of there.

Then shopping for ice cream, toppings, and cupcakes, and home again to share it all with the rest of the family.

It was a beautifully fun day, hanging out with my girl. I don’t know what the next five years will bring, but I couldn’t be luckier mom than to have this beautiful girl as my daughter.

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3 Responses to She’s Officially a Teenager!

  1. Frazzled Mom says:

    Awww… Kate! Congratulations. You are totally rockin’ those boots girl! Ear piercing is definitely a rite of passage. I got mine done when I was a teen too. You are an awesome young lady with an awesome momma!

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  3. Elizabeth Allen says:

    I love those boots! :) Mine are red with white polka dots. I know you don’t know me, Kate, but I know your Mom. I’ve known her since she was born. You are indeed both very lucky and I wish you only happy days ahead. I wish our lives had been closer but the good thing is, it’s never too late. Shannon your daughter is very lovely, and time goes by too fast , doesn’t seem like she could be 13 years old.
    Love, Aunt Beth

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