13th Birthday Party

My daughter has been wanting to do henna here for a long time. We decided that her birthday party with her friends would be a good time to go ahead and do it. She also picked out some other activities and added to the ideas until a bunch of girls slept over. It was a huge success!

Henna:

13 is not too old for running through the sprinklers:

Piñata in the basement (to keep the candy away from all the cicada exoskeletons littering our backyard):


Fun with plastic bubbles:


Dessert and candy cigarettes (her favorite candy):

Glitter Tattoos:

Ready for sleep:

Family Birthday 

 We celebrated my daughter’s birthday with some family before her friends came over today.

Last night she decided to color her hair to usher in her new teenage status.  

  

She got handmade presents from me- a mermaid tail blanket and a Dharma shark zippered pouch. (LOST is her favorite show and the shark is her favorite “character”) We also got her a ukulele bag for her uke.

  

 

  

She received lots of fantastic clothes, some candy, and a puzzle from family.