It snowed the day that my little girls became teenagers.
Garrett and Penny tried to get the last little bits of summer out of the day but it didn’t do them any good. Winter was coming and it was coming fast.
By the end of the day we had 8 inches of snow. I was glad they got some play time in anyway.
We tried to get the girls some fun gifts. Penny really wanted to work on her logic and athletic skills so we got her some things to help with that. Liv just wanted girly things. She wanted shoes and makeup and other things of the sort.
Whatever works for her I guess. I have no idea how Garrett and I produced something so…opposite…of both of us. Ah, well. We love her anyway. Goofy girl.
I was in the kitchen cooking up a storm. I had pies baking, the fryer frying, and I was orchestrating the whole mess. Nobody could say I didn’t know how to throw a party!
In the midst of trying to do all the prep work, the damn doorbell rang! Which, I mean, I was expecting…I was hosting a party after all.
I couldn’t believe that my BABY sister was a teenager, too. And my little brother, the husband and father, was also standing there.
Good Lord, I must be getting old.
Liv was using my distraction as an opportunity to check out her new presents. She was pretty thrilled about what she was getting.
Before too long it was time for the girls to blow out their candles and become…Young Women. Ew. I can’t believe I am a mother to teenagers.
Liv went first. She was so excited to age up.
In just a matter of seconds my sweet girly girl became…
…a stunning young woman. I got teary at that moment.
But I had to get it together because I had another daughter to cheer on.
It was fitting that the full moon came out just as my haunting little girl aged up.
She spun around happily and then…
She was a beautiful, spunky teenage genius.
What am I going to do with these girls. They refuse to stop growing.
Garrett and I need to have another one soon. I miss the pitter-patter of little feet. Now I only hear the stomping of mood swings.