I Have A Fourteen Year Old!
Yikes!! Do I ever feel old. Not really though. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I am an adult because I sometimes feel like that 25 year old is still living in my body. 🙂
MaryEllen turned fourteen in January. Even she can’t believe she is fourteen!
We celebrated her birthday last Tuesday. It was a very cold day, so cold it snowed. Even in the low double-digit weather, daddy still grilled steaks for MaryEllen’s birthday dinner. I was too busy staying warm in the house that I didn’t get a picture. Donnie snapped these earlier that day.
MaryEllen baked a white cake and decorated it with the How To Train Your Dragon logo. I think it is from the cartoon
Dragons: Defenders of Berk.
We didn’t have red food coloring or she would have added it to the tail.
I was taking this picture while we were singing Happy Birthday to her, but started laughing because I can only imagine how horrible we sounded, Don and I mainly. Poor MaryEllen! I am sure inside she wanted to cover her ears. 😀
Don surprised MaryEllen with TWO bunches of flowers. They are very pretty.
I bought this dragon bracelet from Amazon. It is so pretty. MaryEllen loves dragons, and I wanted to get her something unique. I love the color.
We also got her another dragon book, Dracopedia The Great Dragons. She loves these books for inspiration. I love her smile in this picture. She has such a beautiful smile.
On our next trip to Target or Walmart, Donnie is letting MaryEllen choose whatever she wants as a gift from him, $20 limit. I thought that was sweet.
We ended the evening with watching How to Train Your Dragon. I think this is the third year, might be the fourth, that we have watched this movie on her birthday.
In June I believe they are coming out with another How To Train Your Dragon movie, so maybe next year we will be watching that one.
Well, that was our simple birthday. The coffee/bookshop was closed due to the weather, so next week we will take her there.
Happy Birthday MaryEllen!!! Thank you so much for sharing the pictures of this special day. I love seeing you all and can’t wait to see you this summer. Love the cake! And tell Dad “good job” on getting you flowers. You are a beautiful young lady! <3
I let MaryEllen read all y’alls Happy Birthday wishes. Thanks for sending them, it put one of those beautiful smiles on her face.
Sending blessings your way,
What a wonderful birthday. MaryEllen looks so happy. Love the pics. Miss you all so much!
Thanks Lou! We miss y’all too. The kids often wish we lived closer. When MaryEllen smiles, she lights up. I love her smile. She got Don’s cheek to cheek smile which I am glad of. 🙂
Happy Birthday to your Mary Ellen! I love the way you guys decorate your cakes! They come out so pretty! How to train your dragon is one of Adam’s favorite movies, and he’s 18. He loves it so much that I bought it for him this Christmas and he said it was one of his favorite gifts–I love it too. I love the bracelet, too. It’s so different and unique! And how sweet of Donnie to let her pick out something special at Target! I love it!
Enjoy your special day, Mary Ellen! You are blessed to have such an awesome family that loves you!
ps The flowers are so pretty and so sweet a gift to get from your dad! All girls should receive flowers from their dads!!!
Yay, another How To Train Your Dragon fan! Don and I even enjoyed watching it again. We still laugh at certain spots and tear at others. MaryEllen can narrate the whole movie, practically word for word. She even knows when Don will say one of his comments like the scene that reminds him of the Titanic. It is too funny! He doesn’t even realize he says that every time! lol! It is amazing how long she has stuck to that movie. I know it will always be a favorite, but for 3 years now, it has been her top movie, even with others coming out. She so wishes dragons were real. 🙂
I thought the flowers were a great idea. Daddy did awesome!!
Happy Birthday MaryEllen. The cake looks fantastic. The bracelet is beautiful. That also looks like one awesome dragon book. My son loves dragons as well.
Thanks for stopping by Stacie! Dragons are pretty neat. These books are written as if true so they seem more interesting. They give tips on drawing them (anatomy) and also on how to colorize them in a drawing program. The pictures are beautiful and colorful. Some of the dragons look scary, but most are distinguished looking.