Happy Monday everyone! And a HUGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY shoutout to my daughter Rebecca! She turns 16-year-old today. How in the world am I the mom of a 16-year-old?
How did she go from a newborn....
to a smart, artistic, musically inclined, funny, empathetic 16-year-old?
She had a nice birthday weekend. On Friday night and Saturday, she helped to decorate our home for Christmas. I will share photos when we are all done.
Sunday afternoon, we had a small party for her for family. My mom and niece and nephew couldn't make it as they are still sick. My dad came, as did my sister, Cecelia, and my brother Josh stopped by as well. We had subs, macaroni salad, chips, berry salad, and veggies and dip.
She baked her own cake on Saturday and then I decorated it for her. She loved it.
She had a nice time.
Today, she has a friend over for the afternoon. She was supposed to have 2 friends over, but one developed a fever overnight so could not come. They are facetiming that friend though so that is nice.
I still can't wrap my head around being a mom to a 16-year-old. When people hear she is 16, they ask when is she going to get her driver's license? She told me she wants to wait until Spring as she doesn't want to learn to drive in the snow. That is perfectly okay with me.
For now, we shall just enjoy the newness of her being 16!