thirteen

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Thirteen balloons. Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast, a big hershey bar in her lunch box and her favorite soup in bread bowls for dinner, again.
A vanilla cake with purple buttercream icing. (Quite possibly the ugliest cake I ever made.) She loved every bit of it.

Thirteen beautiful years with a little girl that inspires me every single day.

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  1. what a nice post- I have a brand new little girl, she is 2 1/2 mos now, and I hope to have such beautiful words to say as these in 13 years :)

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  2. Leslie ~ I always enjoy your birthday posts for the cake and balloon pics. That is a gorgeous cake!!! How fun.

    Tanya

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  3. Looks like a great cake to me! Many happy returns!

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  4. Happy birthday Libby!! And happy day to you too, Mama.

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  5. Happy 13th birthday Libby. I hope she had a wonderful day.

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  6. Happy Birthday to Libby! May all your birthday wishes come true.
    Btw, that's a great looking cake...love the color.

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  7. A very happy birthday to Libby. I am wondering whether or not to show this to my 12 3/4-year-old daughter. Purple birthday cake coming up? I don't think it's ugly at all.

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  8. Happy birthday to your daughter! My daughter Tabea is thirteen years old too. It's an exciting time.

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  9. That your young daughter inspires you every day is most certainly a most precious gift given between mother and daughter, one that shall become that of friend to friend, woman to woman, the very same you know with your sisters and mom.

    And that is an inspiration to me.

    Wishing your beautiful Libby wishes and dreams come true in all colors of the rainbow, possibilities of no bounds!

    xo...Ana

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  10. Awwww.... Happy birthday Libby! Sorry I was late to the party!

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  11. Happy Birthday to your precious Girl!

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  12. Yahoo for thirteen! I know a really nice thirteen yr old boy for her. :)

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  13. wow, 13 is so teen-ish

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  14. Awww..Happy 13th birthday to Libby. Hope the day was real special for all. Kind regards, Anita.

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  15. Even though I know the balloons are coming, it always makes me tear up to see your traditions in action. Happy birthday, Libby! (I still want a version of your sweater in my size.)

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  16. That cake is so funky and fun!

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  17. Brought tears to my eyes Mummy!! Happy birthday wee one.

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  18. Happy Birthday Libby!
    Woah, the cake looks so cool!

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  19. Happy 13th sweet Libby! Looks like your mom filled your day with all your favorites! I hope it was wonderful! Hugs to you!!

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  20. Happy Birthday Libby! 13 seems so grown up!

    oh and I love your cake! :)

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  21. Happy Birthday Libby! that's my favorite soup too.

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  22. Mmmmm! That cake looks good to me. Happy Birthday!

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  23. Aw. Happy birthday Libby and the cake looks so PURPLE HAPPY!

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  24. Happy Birthday Libby! The cake looks wonderful to me.

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  25. I love the purple cake ! I had a lavender sweater on the other day and got great compliments. Happy 13 !!!!! I love seeing Trouble in the background walking around.

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  26. thirteen!?! oh wow. happy happy to the both of you. xo.

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  27. Happy Birthday Libby!

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  28. What a wonderful cake!

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  29. Happy Belated Birthday, Libby! What a beautiful young lady you've grown up to be.

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  30. Love the purple cake! Happy Thirteen!

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  31. Happy (slightly belated) 13th, Libby! Hope you have a wonderful year!!!

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  32. My niece will 14 in January and I love this age. She is a lovely young girl and so is Libby. Happy birthday wishes sent to her.
    Yvette

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  33. oh, happy bday to libby! i love the balloon photo leslie. so so great!

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  34. Happy Belated Birthday to us. I'm just a bit older than lucky 13!

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  35. Happy Birthday to Libby! My 13-year-old daughter will be 14 in February. Libby will have a great year of fun and changes!

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  36. newknitter211/05/2010

    Happy Birthday Libby my girls are 21 and still love the home made birthday cakes Hope you have a great day!!

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  37. Congratulations! These photos are so beautiful. The top one perfectly captures the little girl and the emerging woman in her. I love it.

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  38. Happy Birthday to Libby!

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  39. i think this is the most beautiful cake ever!!
    for the most beautiful birthday girl ....
    happy birthday libby !

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  40. I just love your children's brithdey celebrations!! What an awesome mom.

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  41. I've been out of town celebrating my nephew's 13th birthday (the exact same date!!!) What a great day it is! Libby - you're a TEENAGER!!! Hope your day was wonderful in every way. My nephew broke my sister-in-law's heart all day by saying variations of the following all day: "Mom, this is the last breakfast you will make for your little boy". "Mom, this is the last time you will see your little boy leave for school" etc etc
    Making it to teenager status was what it was all about.
    Sigh

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  42. I am soo behind. Belated birthday wishes to beautiful Libby who has wonderful taste in cakes!

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  43. Happy Belated Birthday, Libby!

    What a gorgeous cake and a wonderful post

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  44. Oh, wow, happy birthday to your Libby!! Our Libby is almost 10, the big double-digits... time flies, at least we're having fun, right?!

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