Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Celebrating Our Daughter Rylie's 13th Birthday

My oh my, where did the time go?  I feel like 2018 is slipping away so quickly.  I don't even have the time to  write about everything that we  have done this year.  I am still trying to catch up with the adventures we had last year, tsk, tsk.  So much have happened this year that I don't even know where to begin lol.  Oh well,  the good thing is, I haven't miss any of my children's important events, being present in the moment is what matters.
Anyway, we officially  have a teen at home.  Our daughter  turned 13 in July and we were on vacation when she had her birthday.  We met up with our family friends who  flew all the way from Texas and we had  fun in Kentucky.  Their  presence  made  her birthday extra special.  They brought  a cake and gifts at our hotel and we celebrated.  We met their youngest daughter for the first time and we all had a blast.
Thank you very much Dias Family!   We've known them ever since I started blogging, the only one I knew from the blogging world who became my real friend and eventually my whole family's friend.  It's awesome when you can meet someone and  ended become your guinuine friend.
When we got back home, we gave  her the  presents.  I pre-wrapped  them before  we left to Tennessee so she wasn't expecting it.  So far her treenager attitude is tolerable.  She doesn't act out, she's always mature in dealing things except when she is frustrated with her  homework.   She is a smart cookie and does her projects in advance but when  there's so many to be done at once, she get overwhelmed  and  cry in frustration.
Our daughter is not really good in  expressing her emotions so I was surprised that she got emotional reading our messages.  She is growing up after all. 

Hugs and kisses are the best  gifts.  Just being there for each other is  enough and the most important.
I am blessed to have such great kids.
I am glad that she doesn't have an attitude that I can't tolerate.  She is growing up  to be a respectful, well-mannered young lady and I am grateful.
I just can't believe that in few years, this young lady will start driving.  Being a parent is such a blessing.   I think that you really have to invest time if you want to see your kids grow up because it doesn't take long, they grow up so fast.  I am  glad I get to spend all of my time  with my kids.  I got my husband to thank for this opportunity for letting me stay at home and attend to our children's needs.  We might lack in financial aspect but that's the sacrifice we  are willing to make to  raise our children the way we wanted them to be.  I hope and pray that we could continue to be good parents to them.

18 comments:

  1. Just because a kid becomes a teenager doesn’t mean they turn into little monsters. Happy Birthday to your daughter

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  2. Happy Birthday to your daughter! It looks like she had an amazing 13th birthday. The driving stage is hard....I'm on my last kid driving right now and it was no picnic. lol

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  3. Happy Birthday to your daughter! It looks like she had a fantastic birthday. Time does pass quickly when you have kids, that's for sure.

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  4. These kids grow up way too fast LOL. I would love to slow down my kids from growing but I know they need to do it. It looks like your daughter had a great day.

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  5. Wishing your daughter a very Happy Birthday! 13 is such a milestone.

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  6. Happy Birthday! It looks like she had an amazing day. Love her cake. It's amazing how time flies as a parent.

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  7. Happy birthday to her! We will have a teenager in the home in a few years. I hope that mine maintains a good attitude!

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  8. Oh wow congratulations to your daughter on becoming a teen. It's shocking how fast they grown up isn't it. My eldest will be 10 soon and it's flown by.

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  9. Aww Happy Birthday to your daughter. Such a big thing becoming a teenager! It sounds like you had a lovely time celebrating.

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  10. Congratulations to your daughter on entering teenagehood. It goes by so fast, doesn't it?

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  11. Happy Happy Birthday! Turning 13 is such a right of passage. This was a big one last year for me (when my son turned 13). Lots of tears shed for this mama.

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  12. My oldest just turned 13 also. It's been interesting, to say the least.

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  13. First of all, I would like to greet her a Happy Happy 13th Birthday to your daughter. I hope that she still be a good person as she is and YES, I agree that hug and kisses are the most amazing gifts that you will received in this special day.

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  14. Happy Birthday! She is so beautiful! And 13th is such an wonderful age!

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  15. It looks like she had a lovely birthday. That's great that you celebrated as a family, she looks so happy :)

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  16. Your daughter is so cute and she has a gorgeous smile! So wonderful that she is respectful and well-mannered.

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  17. She is so beautiful! I hope she thinks so, too! Happy birthday!

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  18. Happy Happy Birthday beautiful girl! 13 is such a big birthday! Officially a teenager!

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