Saturday, April 14, 2007

Happy 14th Birthday Beth!

(Beth surfing at Universal in January)

My baby turned 14 yesterday. (Sniff!) For her birthday I gave her a surprise shopping spree. There isn't a mall in the area we live, so we have to drive a bit to get to one. She knew we were going to the mall, but what she didn't know was that we were picking up 3 of her friends on the way. She also didn't know I was giving her a gift visa card once we got there. AND she didn't know that I was letting them shop without my worthy assistance. I headed off in my own direction. She had a great time and got a lot of new clothes, which she really needed. (I also got the reaction I was hoping for...that drop-jawed look when she got her visa.) It went later than I thought, so I wound up taking everybody out to dinner at The Olive Garden. She said it had been her best birthday yet. =o)

I still can't believe she is going to high school next year....



11 comments:

Our Peculiar Life said...

What a great birthday present!

Trella said...

When I read your email I thought what a perfect 14th birthday present.

Lori B said...

Happy Birthday to Beth!

What a fun birthday.

I love the Olive Garden.

Ashley said...

What a sweet mom you are! I bet she had so much fun.
Happy Birthday Beth!

Nancy said...

Ahhhhh, how cool are YOU?! Happy birthday Beth!

Beach Girl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETH!

Giggled at not having a mall close to you. The closest one to us is 2 hours away!

Vanessa

Christy said...

What a wonderful idea!! Happy Birthday Beth!!

My mom did something similar for me on my 13 birthday and I still remember it :)

Christie Belle said...

Aww how sweet! I remember being 14 and how cool it was to shop "alone". I know she was so happy, and there couldn't be a better way to end the day than at Olive Garden...YUM! Happy 14th to your daughter.

Karen said...

How fun for your daughter! I would have loved something like that at her age! I'll keep that in mind for Alaina....
Olive Garden is one of my all-time favorite places to eat, too!
I've been meaning to say that I admire your being a middle-school teacher. My friend is a middle school science teacher, and some of the stories she's told.... oh my, enough to fill a book.

Jennifer said...

Cute picture!

Aww....they grow up much too fast!
Happy 14th birthday Beth!

Have a great week!

Jennifer said...

how precious...
what a special mom you are!