Be still my beating heart…..Novalie is a teenager!
Man alive, when they say it goes by fast, they ain’t kidding! I can’t believe my baby girl is 13!
Novalie loved her Jurassic World Cupcake War party last year, so she decided to have a repeat, but this year she is obsessed with The Maze Runner series, so she had a Maze Runner Cupcake Wars party. We kept it low key since I was still recovering from my surgery and couldn’t go all out on a party.
But first, the night before her birthday, Kevin and I took her to Sprint to get her a cell phone. It really wasn’t in the plans for her to have a phone yet, but with me being out of commission for a month and Novalie so many different places, I realized how convenient it would be for her to have her own phone. Not to mention, it would calm my worries a bit. She was over the moon excited to get her own phone. Of course. She IS a teenager now.
She got the new Samsung Galaxy S7.
So excited to get a phone for her birthday!
Her Young Women’s decorated our front door. So sweet and fun!
She opened her presents in the morning, Maze Runner necklace and Scorch Trials hat. Kevin got her a sketch book.
Happy with her presents!
We started making her cake. Novalie wanted her cake to look like the maze in The Maze Runner.
It turned out so good!! Novalie did it all by herself. I just love it!
Her sweet BFF’s.
Creating their cupcakes. They each made 3 cupcakes and judged each other just like on Cupcake Wars. They were sick after tasting all those cupcakes!
We had to wait pretty late, it was around 10:30, to sing Happy Birthday and have cake because all the girls had such bad stomachaches from Cupcake Wars. She had a fun party!
I can’t believe Novalie is 13. She is a fantastic 13 year old. She is so funny. She is so creative. She has been so brave this year with my health struggles. She has become so much more independent. She is kind. She is quick to say she is sorry. She is always being the bigger person in her friendships. She is talented. She is an archer. She is strong. She is curious. She is beautiful. I love my 13 year old. It cracks me up to have a teenager with her some time attitude, but I love every minute of it. Every minute with my Sunshine T-Rex I treasure and love.
~Happy 13th Birthday Novalie!~