Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Look out - she's 11!

Dear Audrey,
Happy Birthday - a little late but, fashionably, of course!  In true Audrey style we planned a fun-filled party for you this year.  It was Oh-la-la Paris theme and we started out with the girls meeting us at the Bella Dolche Salon for Mani/Pedi's. 
The girls you invited were all so sweet and I think they felt very pampered.  I can tell by watching you that you make sure every girl knows that pampering is important.  The easiest way I know to lift your spirit is to head right into the bathroom.  A quick beauty routine and you are all good!

The party didn't stop there.  We headed back to the house for a Paris themed dinner of Croissant sandwiches, French fries, and fruit.

You enjoy a good planned out event.  No surprises for you.  Why take a chance when you can pre-plan and have everything orchestrated the way you want it to go?  (I might have encouraged this...)

 You are a diva through and through.  I know you are getting old and I should treat you as such.  But really it is so hard when I am trying to have a serious conversation with you and you are doing pirouettes around the kitchen table.  Don't stop though- dance your way through life.  I know it brings you joy! 

I look at you at 11 years old and I just can't believe what a beautiful young girl I am raising.  You are gracious and kind to everyone you meet.  You are convicted about loving Jesus and making sure people know that he is part of who you are.  Sometimes you worry and can be a little obsessive but I hope you learn to how to cope with those feelings and that you always know where to turn when life becomes too much for you. 
We love you so much, little bean!  Happy Birthday ~ Love, Mom

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