Saturday, November 20, 2010

My Baby Is All Grown Up?!?!

Well, it's official—our oldest daughter, Katie, can now be considered a legal adult!?! I'm still feeling a little shell-shocked by the reality that my "baby" can now run off and join the military, get married, or *gasp* get that tattoo she keeps talking about. ACK!! Seriously—where does all the time go?! It doesn't seem that long that she was just a newborn in my arms, and I was a scared young mother, afraid or dropping her. (We won't even talk about the time during that first week, when my hubby asked me out for ice cream and I said, "Sure!" and grabbed my purse to run out the door—only to have him gently ask me if I was forgetting something? I replied that I had my purse and was ready to go, and then it hit me… I almost forgot to bring the baby?!)

To celebrate, we planned a surprise party for Katie, and had all her best friends meet us after school, and then I whisked them off to see the new "Deathly Hallows" Harry Potter movie that she was dying to see. Afterward, they all came back home to dine on fine pizza cuisine and birthday cake, open presents, and generally hang out and act like typical crazy teenagers. She was definitely surprised and I think she had a great time. She certainly loved her new cell phone and probably racked up at least 1,000 texts already by the end of the day! LOL

We're so proud of our girl and all that she's already accomplished in her life so far. We know she has many other wonderful things to look forward to and we love the beautiful young woman she's become! xoxo


  1. Happy Birthday Katie! (or is that Kate now? LOL).
    She's beautiful and what a cool birthday surprise party!
    Well done Laurie. Just make sure she's not getting the tatoo anywhere that you can't cover up :)

  2. How fun! And what a beautiful young adult you have! Happy belated Birthday to her!


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