|18 years old!|
Steve and I have always made a point of having a separate gift for each occasion, as well as a birthday cake on the special day. We typically have her "friends" party in the new year.
This year, however, she got a pleasant surprise: a quintuple birthday!
Party number one: her girlfriends invited her over for an informal party, complete with a homemade cake.
Party number two: she went out for pizza with two more girlfriends. (No cake on this occasion.)
Party number three: her boyfriend showed up with a homemade cake (made with his mother's help).
Party number four: we, her grandparents, her aunt and uncle and her boyfriend all went out for dinner. After the meal the waiter brought out a slice of cake with a sparkler in it. (She scarfed down that cake as if she hadn't been fed in DAYS!)
Party number five: we then came home to - you guessed it -- cake number four, an ice-cream cake!
No surprise we still have leftover cake, of three different varieties. I guess there's always room for more where cake is concerned.
Happy eighteenth, Emma-Lou!