Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Alyssa's 12th Birthday

Alyssa turns 12 this week! We partied last Saturday for her because our schedule is too full this week. She says it was her best birthday ever. I'm guessing that had a little something to do with the gift she received.

Alyssa wanted donuts for her "cake". Her favorite is maple. Silly girls, you've got to wait until the guests show up.

Here they are; now the party can start. (Natalie, Bailey, Alli, Alyssa, and Rachel)

Here's the reason this was the "best birthday ever"!

She is in love. She shares minutes with Jarom and I, but gets unlimited texts. Good thing, as she is a texting maniac already. So hilarious to watch her. I can't believe I have child old enough to own a cell phone. But it sure is nice to be able to call her directly instead of calling all her friends cells to track her down.

Carter was a wee bit jealous that he didn't turn 12 too. He REALLY wants a cell phone. (AKA a gaming toy.) He tried hard to be happy for his sister, but there were a few tears shed.

After the candles were blown out and the donuts safe and sound in our tummies, we headed to the local corn maze.

And heeeeerre we go!

Ahhh....we're lost!

We made it out! Well, our shadows did anyway. Mwahahahahah.

Happy Birthday Alyssa! You are very loved and appreciated in this family. And I could watch that video of you opening your phone a million times. Precious!


becky ward said...

that is so exciting. and alyssa is such a beautiful 12 year old! happy birthday alyssa!

ps you took some great pictures elena!

Keys to the Magic Travel said...

Katie got a phone on her 12th, too! Madalyn is still jealous and is anxiously awaiting her 12th birthday so she can get a phone, too. I will have to figure out a plan as we already have 5 on my plan - I need to get them to let me add a 6th!!

CB said...

Elena I loved the video - That was so cute. She was SOOOO excited to get that phone. Could her smile have been any bigger? Ha Ha
Happy Birthday to a beautiful 12 year old who now owns her OWN phone!!

Tim and Stacey Cardon said...

She is so stinkin cute! I'm going to miss her in activity days, but I know she's going to LOVE young womens! Oh, and I love the phone!

Brandon and Emily said...

I can't believe she is 12 and has a cell! Happy Birthday to Alyssa!

Our Family said...

What?!! No way is she 12 and headed to YW!!! She's still my little girl I got babysit all the time! :) Tell her happy birthday from all of us! We love you guys!

Gina said...

Happy Birthday!
That shadow picture is awesome.

Mama Williams said...

Great photos! Way to make a lasting memory. Now the other 3 have a definate bench mark. I have a sneaky feeling none of them will make it to 12 before they get added to the family plan. Hummm?

Lee Ann said...

looks like a great party! And how exciting that she has her own phone! Love the donut cake too!

Trish said...

Love the video, so exciting to watch her open that present!!

Jennifer P. said...

fabulouse a new phone I still remember my first cell oh wait I never got one he he.

Trish said...

I love that last shot. It is classic. What fun girls! Fun gifts, fun doughnut cake! It sounds to me like your cool daughter has a cool mom!