Hey, we had a birthday around here. Someone turned 13!! Craziness! Everyone kept asking “what are you going to do to celebrate?” but with social isolation and COVID-19 in the air, what could we do?! We took a hike last weekend and celebrated the big day with birthday presents and waffles and “home school.” She seemed to enjoy it though!
We started the morning as we usually do on birthdays. A pile of presents on the table!
Eve opened presents and drank seltzer from her new favorite mug!
Eve had a very specific gift list, so she got very specific items. She was happy. :)
We had to take a short break so I could make waffles and she could do her Advisory Check-in for school. But soon enough we were back to presents!
The rest of the day was spent “at school,” in other words, sitting at the table in front of our computers. It was a rainy day, so we did dog walks, but nothing else too exciting. We are still working on the home/school balance now that they are one and the same.
Around dinner time we had a family “gathering” for cake and singing.
Quarantines = Video chat birthday parties. It’s a weird world we’re living in, but I’m glad the tech is there to support it! I wish we were all together in person, but at least we got to see faces and hear voices. <3
We measured her on the wall at bedtime. She’s exactly the same height Lex was on his 14th birthday, which is actually a slow down in her growth spurt. We had fun looking at all the heights over the years. Then off to bed!
We now have two teenagers in the house. Yay and boo. She is an amazing girl, full of confidence and silliness and creativity. I look forward to seeing the person she is becoming, but I also miss the smiley, bald little girl she used to be. Fortunately she’s still smiley at home and still loves to snuggle!