Thursday, July 8, 2010

Who is 12?

It's hard to believe, but it's true. Elisa is now 12. She is so excited to finally be in young women's after all her friends have been for a while now. To celebrate, on her birthday I took the kids black light miniature golfing and then to eat.
We were all in a silly mood and laughing at everything. Then Elisa spilled a big cup of fry sauce on her pants and we all laughed at that...even Elisa. Isn't she awesome?
Then she spilled asphalt pie down her face. I don't know what was going on with her.
Then a few days later she had her friend party. We had lots of fun at laser tag, but I didn't take my camera to that. Then we came home to eat and play games.

I took this photo right before we started to play fugitive, but some of the kids had run down the street to get another friend so they weren't in the photo. I had kids from 3:00 until midnight and was exhausted at the end of it!
But Elisa got very spoiled by her very nice friends. I know she doesn't look like she likes her gift in this photo, but she loved it, along with everything else. Most of all, she enjoyed spending so much time having fun with her friends.

And she still has the extended family party coming up. Lucky girl! Happy birthday, Elisa!


  1. 3 until midnight?? Wow, that's some party! Looks like they all had a lot of fun!

  2. Wow! That's a loooooong time with a lot of kids! You rock as a mom.
    She's a beautiful girl.

  3. Looks like a messy, fun time! She's a beauty! Hope she has just as much fun with the extended family!

  4. Wow, it sounds like you had a wonderful time! And you are definately a cooler mom than I am! Don't tell my kids! Tell her happy birthday and welcome to young womens! She is exactly right between my girls. Kayla turns 12 in October.

  5. What a great party! Such a good mom you are. Elisa will love young womens. I love the new personal progress program. Moms can particapate in the program with their daughters and get their YW Recognition and medallion togeather. As My Eliza and I are working togeather on our personal progress It has given me a wonderful opertunity to share my tesamony and thoughts with her, as well as be uplifted by her testamony and toughts. 12 is the best age! She will have so many new "firsts" Happy B-day Elisa!

  6. Wow! You go girl - I wish I had half your energy right now! You are a SUPER mom and I bet Elisa just feels so special and like she has the best mom ever!
    I love when the girls turn 12 - What a great time in life. To be in the YW's program and have good friends and be loved by your family.
    She is one lucky girl and she is beautiful!


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