Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Day She Turned Thirteen

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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:

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The girls quickly turned them into masterpieces which I am excited to display around the house:  photo 20151004_092422_zpsmkmokpio.jpg

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. 
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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!
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The teenager:
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Isn't her profile beautiful??

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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.

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Another highlight of the day was when Alexandra reached down and held my hand. Best teenager ever!
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After exploring the town for a few hours, we drove home to finish our celebrating with birthday cake.
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Make a wish, birthday girl! 

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Let the teenage years, begin!

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