Cassidy turned 12 today. I can’t believe that my baby has one year left till she’s an official TEENAGER.


We had a pretty kick back day of pizza and homemade pineapple upside down cake with some friends that came over. She originally asked for Reid Family Tacosβ„’ but then decided to have them on Friday when she had her Birthday Sleepover Extravaganza instead. She also wants enchiladas. And Aebleskivers for breakfast. And bacon. Girl likes her food.

I think her most favorite gift so far is a pajama set that my dad and step-mom got her with a shirt that says “If you knew my mom you’d understand”.


My PARENTS gave her that. I looked past the back handed burn and think it’s actually KIND OF funny. Of course, Ben and Cassidy both think it’s REALLY HILARIOUS.

This evening after I had the put the cake into the oven she plopped herself onto the counter and started cleaning out the batter bowl. For a split second she was four again and had those adorable little curls and no front teeth… and then she burped loud enough to shake the pictures off the walls and BAM! Back to tween.

And I have to admit, I kind of like the tween.

I guess 12 is not too old to sit on the counter in your PJs and eat cake batter out of the bowl.

Happy birthday, Princess.<3

13 thoughts on “TWELVE.

  1. πŸ™‚ Time sure flies.. 12. Geeez! She’s such a good kid, with an awesome personality and heart. Yes, 13 is around the corner but I don’t think you’ve got anything to worry about. You guys have a fantastic relationship, she’ll make a good teen.


  2. Her Pajama’s are really popping in this picture. Your daughter is so beautiful. It’s hard to believe how fast they grow up. πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday Cassidy!

  3. @Julie – YOU LAUGH NOW! Sooner or later I will be within face punching distance. πŸ˜‰

    @Brandy – Awww, thanks!

    @Amanda – 1 was hard for me too! But you have a looooocg way to go before Gracie is this old! Enjoy the ride! It’s such an awesome journey! πŸ™‚


    The PJs are awesome, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that all of her requested and favorite foods are mommy made. Can I come over for family tacos? PLEASE. We can eat tacos with the tweens and whisper to each other and giggle and when they ask why, we’ll say “nothing” and giggle some more.

  5. Happy Birthday to Cassidy. πŸ™‚ The pajama set is really cute. And hilarious. πŸ˜‰ Also, I want to come over for food, haha.

  6. Aww. Happy Birthday, Cassidy!! You are never too old to lick the batter out of the bowl. Just sayin’.

    Also: now I want tacos. And it’s, like, 9:15am.

  7. Grandchildren are grandparents best revenge on their own children!

    I’m just saying…

    They grow up so fast. Brings tears to my eyes.

  8. It seems like she’s has birthdays back to back…like just yesterday you were talking about her turning 11! Those PJ’s are awesome! πŸ™‚

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