I have NO idea how and why time flies by so quickly.. I really try not to let it make me sad, and really just try my best to savor these ones I love so much.. we all say as mothers...these little ones are the best part of our lives.. in reality... they are the best part of ourselves.. and time..just teaches us to be present and enjoy them.. ..this I know... because somehow..I blinked... and she turned 15!!!
It is a tradition with our kids to wake them up at MIDNIGHT the morning of their birthday..they LOVE IT! Ben and I set the alarm and wake them up and sing happy birthday to them! We are never organized enough to find candles and something to put them in, so we usually just wing it and use what ever we can find around the house! I usually try to get some good pictures so they can laugh at them the next morning...
This year was different though..I cried after we sang to her... ..the reality hit me...3 more years is all we have left with her before she is all grown up and off to college.. have we done enough to prepare her for life? I don't know.. what I do know...is that she has been the greatest gift I have ever been given! We love YOU Ash!!! Happy 15th baby girl!
Ash had volleyball practice on her Birthday so we took cupcakes to celebrate! She just loves her team mates..Jacque is such a jokester and such a fun girl! She took Ash's cupcake and shoved it right in her face...I caught this one right before it happened..you can see her getting ready to give it a shove right to Ash's face!!
So they had fun with it and got icing all over each other!!
Her whole team minus one..
When we got home her friend Jake came over to bring Ash her very OWN huge chocolate chip cookie..with the sweetest card!
Then our family time!..Ben made her favorite cake..home made banana cream cheese cake! It is divine!
"To you women of today, who are old or young, may I suggest to you that you write, that you keep journals, that you express your thoughts on paper. Writing is a great discipline. It is a tremendous education effort. It will assist you in various ways, and you will bless the lives of many--now and in the years to come, as you put on paper some of your experiences and some of your musings." --President Gordon B. Hinckley