Several weeks ago, Ashton and I were discussing what she wanted to do for her birthday party when all of the sudden it just came to me. "Ashton, how about we keep it small and you invite 3 or 4 of your friends to a party at the mall? I'll take you girls to La Cantera, we can eat pizza at Grimaldi's, ice cream at Marble Slab, and then y'all can just wonder around the mall and look at clothes? What do you think?"
Wait for it...
"Mom! That's the best party ever! That's what grown ups do, right?"
And that's all it took. She was pumped out of her mind for weeks! Last Saturday was the big day, so we loaded up the girls and off we went.
They had so much fun posing for pictures outside the mall. They were living it up! And I was their own personal paparazzi.
After we finished our shopping, the girls wanted to go back to the middle of the mall (where the stairs were) and "hang out". They jumped around and sang Christmas carols and laugh until they were sweaty - and it was 40 degrees outside. I took some video but it's too large to upload. Trust me, though, it's fabulous! Just pure, unadulterated fun!
Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of the final outfit, but trust me again, it was adorable!! She wore it to school on Monday and her friends loved seeing it all put together.