My girl is officially 11! It was a far more mellow birthday than we’re used to around here, yet oddly familiar now that we’re almost a year into the pandemic. The big party we’d normally throw was replaced with Zoom calls and socially-distanced birthday wishes. She also got a haircut, which she was very excited about (and it makes her look so much older, wah).
Slow down, time!
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~Annie has read all the Harry Potter books, so even though I couldn’t give her a big Hogwarts-themed birthday party, I was still able to bring a little bit of Hogwarts to her with a letter, some themed candy, and a snowy owl stuffy.
~She also asked for a bunch of fidget toys, so I got her this box full of them…I might have taken a few of the toys for myself. What can I say, the infinity cube is fun!
~We also gave her a ring light that she can use during Zooms for school, etc…and Mike and I might borrow it sometimes.
Happy Sunday, everyone! Stay safe and healthy out there.
Happy Birthday to Annie! My niece turns 12 in February, so I understand the feeling of wanting to stop time! Love Annie’s hair!
That light ring & iPad stand just might be someone else’s gift next month…though vaccines are rolling out and our teachers have been vaccinated and our numbers are down on our little island so they are actually going to let kids go back to school 2 days a weeks starting in March, one year exactly from the time they last went to school!!! She is so excited!!! And so is her entire family!!!
Laura Adler says:
Happy Birthday Annie – I think an HP themed party will also work for a 12 yr old! There’s always next year
Leslie Seror says:
Love her new haircut!!