Thursday was Mandy's 18th Birthday. Woo Hoo ... I did it !!!The baby is finally 18, no small task getting her here I'll have you know:-)
It was much harder than usual to make birthday plans with her this year, she has not been easy to keep up with since she moved out a few months ago plus she was not quite sure about various plans that she had with her friends. Thursday was also her first day back at the salon and I had to work Thursday night so ... we decided to celebrate on Saturday night instead.
Mandy did spend the night on Wednesday, we spent a quiet evening at home playing catch up on each others lives and doing girl stuff, you know ... painting, primping, waxing, oh my!
I love the girl stuff and I miss it since she's moved out. I guess now that she has graduated from beauty school and is working in a salon we'll still have plenty of time for girl stuff, we just won't be doing it while bumping into each other trying to use the same mirror in the bathroom. I love being Mandy's Mom, even though she makes me worry more than anyone else has ever made me worry!
Did all of you read THIS entry in Ann's journal recently about "Girly Things"? I think it's about the sweetest thing I've ever read. Annie Girl ... I love the way you love your girls, I feel the same way about being a mother to my daughters. BTW ... I don't want to leave this out, I loooooove my boy too! No words to describe how much I miss that kid right now!
Mandy had to be at work by 1:00 on Thursday. I made a quick lunch, added a pot of beautiful daffodils and a cupcake with candles and we had a mini birthday celebration before work.
We talked about things that are going on with her these day's, we talked a lot about when she was a little girl and we made a toast to her future, with pineapple soda (Mandy's favorite since she's moved out). Some times the little things mean more than the big ones.
Mandy's Birthday Celebration has continued all week, they had a little celebration for her at work, very nice for her first day back ... she had dinner and cake with her Grand Parents after work on Thursday and then a night out on the town with her roommates on Thursday night and some other friends on Friday night.
Last night I picked her up from work and we drove to Miami to see The Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Baily Circus. I know, I know, this is not usually at the top of your agenda for your 18th Birthday but we both really wanted to go and this was as good a night as any. BTW, yes ... it's still The Greatest Show On Earth !!! We both had a lot of fun.
The plans were to go to the Hard Rock Casino after the show after all it was her 18th Birthday but she was really tired, working hard and playing hard 3 consecutive nights in a row guess we'll be doing that on a different night. We were home by 12:30 ...
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