It's been a busy week around these parts...
New routines...new after school activities....new school day times....but the biggest one of them all was
our girl turned 16!!
No big party was wished for....no extravagant present list was made....
Just a chocolate cake with added chocolate and sugar sweet colour.....
I ignored some of those wishes and gathered her friends for a little surprise dinner
I couldn't let the day go by without a little fanfare.....I needed to acknowledge that she arrived in our lives 16 years ago!
There was ONE BIG ask though ....to be at the licensing centre as soon as they opened....
To pick up her Learners Plates!!!!
Are any of us ready for this moment.....how does one prepare for the moment when your child gets behind the wheel of a car?
It was just a little trial......a smaller car is needed....one with a handbrake in easy reach ...not a foot brake!
We have all come to the understanding that there will be panicked raised voices from time to time.....there is to be no tears when such a time comes.... and we need to dig deep and find those nerves of steel!!!
Many have gone before us and succeeded......she will indeed and so will we!!!!
Happy birthday sweetness.....enjoy the ride because this year will fly by faster than the last 16 have!!!