Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pre-teen Madness

I now have two crazy pre-teens in my house. Jamie and Linda turned 11 this month. To put it in perspective, that is the same age that Harry Potter was the first time he fought Voldemort. Scary, huh? They had a good birthday, although a quiet one. The weekend before, my cousin and Jake's best friend came to visit from home. They took Jame and Linda out for some special shopping, so they did have a special day. We also went to the beach and swam in Lake Michigan for hours. On their actual birthday, I had to work so the festivities started late. We went to out to eat at the restaurant of their choice (Pizza Ranch), and then it was time for presents. Jamie had been begging for months to get Beyblades. If you are unsure of what those are, they are little top like things that you pull with a ripcord. We got him the necessary stadium, and a bunch of accessories. Jamie is also a very pig Packers fan, and my boss played for the Packers. I was able to (after much pleading), get my boss to sign his football card that we got off of Ebay for Jamie. Jamie was on cloud nine! Linda has very much turned into a preteen girl. She wanted all sorts of girly stuff. She got a hair straightener, a blow dryer, age-appropriate make-up, brushes, hair stuff, and a new purse. She loves it, and spends hours in her rooms practicing. She also loves to paint Mina's nails too, which is ok by Mina. All in all, I think they had a very good birthday. I can't believe how much they are growing though. I hope all future birthdays are this happy for them.