Wow. Fourteen. She's excited. We are stunned.
How did this happen? I can look at pictures of her throughout the years before she turned 14, especially the ones 0 through 12 and sense it as though it were just 'the other day'.
But lo and behold, here we are, with a bona fide, full fledged teenager on our hands. And she's beautiful. Moody but beautiful.
Unfortunately, her birthday ended up on a Tuesday, which meant, despite Tim and I taking off - and she and MiMi being out of school for the summer - we had a swim meet to attend that evening, so we were limited to celebrating during the time between wake-up and 5:15, when we had to show up for the swim meet.
Our gift to CJ this year were tickets to Osheaga in Montreal. Her favorite band, and the love of her life Andrew VanWyngarden, MGMT will be playing there, along with 100s of other bands (maybe not 100s but close enough), including many of her other faves: The Black Keys, Florence & the Machine, Franz Ferdinand, Passion Pit, and tons of others.