Saturday, April 23, 2011

Natalie turns 12!

It's official, my first born is twelve. She had a great birthday yesterday. It started off with a special birthday omelet for the birthday girl. Later we took a walk to Subway for lunch. Did a little "window shopping". Then it was home to wait for Daddy to come home from work. We had a special birthday dinner and ended with cake and presents. I think Natalie enjoyed her day, but pictures tell a thousand words so here's the day in pictures.

Eating lunch at Subway

The cake

Here's a video of her trying to blow out her candles.

A little fun with cake

Opening presents

A journal from her brother and sisters

Earrings from Mom and Dad

Natalie wanted to stay up until the time she was born (11:17 p.m.) to see herself turn 12. At 11:17 she ran into the bathroom to look at herself in the mirror and discovered she didn't look any different. She read the letter I wrote to her, started crying (because she was touched), and went to bed. Or so I thought. She wrote a letter to me, which I've asked her if I can share here on my blog and she said yes. So watch for the letter from Natalie to me coming soon.