“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Let it be documented that Rebecca turned 16 this year! And I think she was pretty happy about it!
Theresa and I spent MANY hours creating this masterpiece. That was really above and beyond normal sisterly duty, I tell ya! We chose piano keys because Becca loves music, a beach scene because the beach is her favorite place in the world, and chevron stripes because they are so now!
We threw her a surprise party, and I think it was a legitimate surprise! Except that she came in the door sooner than we expected, and we were all just sitting there in our party hats. Ummm... Surprise!
Emet and Hazel
Samantha and Camille
some of the boys (Alex, Justin and Scottie)
The cutest boy at the party
After the surprise, Jeff loaded up all the friends and took them to Skateland, then brought them back for dinner and cake. I'm happy that she has such a good group of friends! And I couldn't be happier with the person Becca is becoming. She is such a joy to me! Happy birthday my sweet girl!