She's twelve. It's hard to believe. But we could not be more proud of the lovely young woman she has become!
We had sort of an Asian theme for her party.
And for a party favor...a back-scratcher with an Asian woman on the handle. The girls loved it!
We took Addie and several of her friends to Benihana for lunch.
Our family was there too.
At least they had each other with all those girls!
They gave the birthday girl a bottle of Ramune (pronounced ram-oo-nay). I guess it's all the rage in Japan right now. It is kind of a cool design. There is a glass marble at the top that you push down to break the seal and release the carbonation.
The marble rattles around at the top of the bottle while you drink it...
They sang "Happy Birthday" accompanied by a tambourine and hand drum.
After lunch we came back to the house for cake and presents. I made Addie a checkerboard cake with 7-minute icing (her favorite).
A memorable birthday like this deserves a memorable gift!
She's one pretty cool kid!