Alexandra has taken to painting this past year, and so I went with a painting theme for her birthday. At each place setting there was a miniature canvas and easel:
The girls quickly turned them into masterpieces which I am excited to display around the house:
Several of her gifts also went with the paint theme...including a cell phone case that looks like a paint set (below), a table top easel, a book about painting techniques, and a multi pack of new canvases.
After morning festivities, we hopped in the car and drove to the Bavarian town of Leavenworth Washington. The autumn air and glorious fall colors were spectacular!
Isn't her profile beautiful??
One of the happiest surprises of all was running into the girls friend, Jayden, and her family. It made the day that much more special for Alexandra.
Another highlight of the day was when Alexandra reached down and held my hand. Best teenager ever!
After exploring the town for a few hours, we drove home to finish our celebrating with birthday cake.
Make a wish, birthday girl!
Let the teenage years, begin!