For my girl's fourteenth birthday she got the one thing she really, really wanted. Her own Instagram account. She begged for what seemed like ages for her own account and even said she'd rather have her own Instagram than have her own phone without her own Instagram. Okay then. Seeing as how she wasn't getting her own phone anyway, that made it easy to actually give her what she wanted. I love being able to give my kids what they really, really want occasionally and see the joy on their faces when I do.
On her actual birthday we went to the puppy store, and to Rumba for her birthday dinner with Grammy. She had planned a sleepover with a few friends, but at the last minute one got sick and one got to go unexpectedly on a cruise to the Bahamas so it ended up just being her and one of her best friends going to the mall followed by a sleepover with tons of sugar and movies. Here are a few pics from her special day! Her annual birthday survey is posted at the end!
The Birthday Survey
~How old are you? 14 ~How does being 14 make you feel? Fine ~What do you want to learn this year? Um...long pause...I don't know! I just don't know. Stop typing all this! I guess how to better take care of Buffy, how to groom her better, whatever. ~What was the best thing about being 13?Getting Buffy ~What did you do for your birthday? My party or my actual birthday? Both. Well, not on my birthday, but for my birthday, me and Joy went to see The Greatest Showman and had a sleepover. But on my birthday we went and played with puppies, we went to Starbucks, what else? We went to Rumba for dinner. ~What is your favorite color? aqua blue ~What is your favorite food? donuts ~Who is your favorite person? Jesus. Pick someone alive on earth. Fine, you. ~What grade are you in? 8th, and college, actually. ~What is your favorite thing to do for school? Read ~What is your favorite game to play? I guess probably Uno. I like Uno. ~What do you like to do with Daddy? Um...on Friday nights we go on walks to 7-11 and buy candy. ~What do you like to do with Mommy? Have girl time, watch Gilmore Girls, go to Starbucks, and shop. ~What do you like to do with your brother? Um...I like to watch movies with him. ~What’s your favorite thing to do with the whole family? Movie night. ~What’s your favorite store? Oooh, that's a hard one. I'm going to name a few. Charming Charlie, Forever 21, TJ Maxx, and Ulta Beauty. ~What’s your favorite place to eat? I guess, ahhh, I'm sorry this is taking so long...Dunkin Donuts. ~What’s your favorite book? Ugh, you're going to make me pick? Can I just name a bunch? Sure. I like The Hunger Games, I like Cinder, The Swap, Bounce, Twilight. There's just so many! ~What’s your favorite song? It changes like every week, but right now I like Broken by Lovelyth Band. ~What's your favorite singer or band? I like Ed Sheeran, and Jasmine Thompson~What’s your favorite thing about God? That He loves me. ~What do you want to do this year? Jump off a waterfall. Ha, that's never gonna happen, I guess I don't know, just eat more food. That's an awful answer but I don't really have anything ambitious. I guess make it through my college class. That's what I want to do. ~What do you want to be when you grow up? An artist or an author
~What's your favorite animal? Fox ~What are your hobbies? I like to read, draw, look at Pinterest for hours, shop with my friends. ~If you could go anywhere, where would you go? To like a really, like tropical rain foresty thing with a waterfall to jump off.