Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Marli's Birthday

Marli's birthday was on Friday. Her 13th birthday! Egads, when did I get old enough to be the mother of a teenager? My mom had the fabulous idea of leaving a bunch of balloons here for Marli for when she got home from school. My sister brought them over and put them right in front of the bathroom door. If you know Marli, you'd know that the first thing she does when she gets home is head for the bathroom, tossing her coat on the floor in one direction, and her bag in the other. It was perfect!


She and her friend Nicole went to a dance at school that evening so we didn’t do cake until later that night. Boy oh boy was that a yummy cake! Even Nate said he liked, which is high praise coming from the pickiest 10 year old I’ve ever met. I took more pictures, but the camera lens was dirty so they looked awful! Thanks, Jennifer, for pointing it out to me and fixing it!


The cake was so good that by 10:30 Sunday night, when I got home from work, they had very generously left me a 1 inch by 1 inch square in the pan.


On Sunday, Mom took Marli shopping for her annual wardrobe revamping. We returned some of her Christmas clothes, then hit the clearance racks. That girl came home with 2 bags full of the cutest bargains we could find in one afternoon. Next Sunday, she and Jaimee are going to see the Jonas Brothers concert. That was her gift from us. She is beside herself with anticipation. She said this was the best birthday ever. Though, she says that every year. She’s pretty easy to please.


Here & there with {memories} said...

Happy 13th Birthday, Marli!! Glad we were there that night to wish you Happy Birthday with cake. Cake was yum! Glad you tried the recipe!

Anonymous said...

It was nice to see you guys last week and I did liked your cake alot
also don't forget to
make me one in May on my birthday lol