My Gracie just turned 13 years old ! You know what that means? You got it right! ... BIRTHDAY BLOG time!!! We didn't have dinner for Grace, just cake and ice cream because her actual birthday was spent at an invitational figure skating competition! She got a really sweet jacket/coat made in Italy from her parents while at the competition, and she placed 4th overall ! Way to go Grace! Okay, lets get started!
Of course, she had to wear The Most Awesome Birthday Hat Ever! ( :
Her Mom and Dad bought her this AMAZING gourmet birthday cake! I wish I knew the name of the place where they got it so I could give you a link! That place is pretty impressive! The cake was DELISCIOUS!!!
And ... the little brothers all enthused! They were either making faces for the camera or wouldn't look at the camera at all! So, I just took a shot of them as they were! ( : Gary is wearing a tshirt that says "I tried to be good, but I got bored"! I thought that was very cute and very appropriate for this little boy! (:
I tried to get a shot of all 4 of them together, but that didn't work out too well! (:
Here we are singing Happy Birthday, and Grace decided to join in, singing Happy Birthday to herself ! (:
Make a wish and blow out the candles! I wonder what she wished for!?!
Now it is time for the prezzies! Gary thought maybe he could help her out! (:
It wouldn't be a Keiser birthday party if Jewels didn't photo bomb at least once! (:
I bought her "teen magazines" since she is now officially a teen! Plus, one of them had a big poster of One Direction in it! I knew she would love that! Harry is her favorite! I also got her candy, but it isn't in the photos! She didn't want her little brother's to open it up and eat it all! Neither did the grown ups! (:
She got a matching handmade wallet and purse from her family, along with some crafting supplies, and the Duggar girl's new book about how they grew up! Again, her "big" present was her Italian coat that I never thought to photograph when she was showing it to us! Bad Auntie! (: I will try to get a shot of her in it the next time I see her! It is really cool! Those Italians are VERY classy! ( :
Here are a few more shots of the opening of the presents!
I will end with my favorite shot of the night! I just can't believe that beautiful little baby girl who gave me the great privilege of becoming an aunt for the very first time, is already a teenager!
How do you celebrate your birthday?
HAPPY 13TH BIRTHDAY GRACIE! I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH!!!