Saturday night was celebrated Mara's 13th birthday! She had a great day all around. She had theater rehersal that afternoon and Sarah went along to watch (she had spent the night the night before) To our amazement, Colin, the director of the theater, had made her a birthday cake and had her get on stage and the cast all sang to her! She was so happy :) The guy that plays the king also made her a cake! She is one lucky girl :)
Mara Sarah and Willow helped make the cakes for the party.....
Mara's cakes :) We made 2 so there would be enough for 10 teenagers.
The dining room was set up for the "American Idol" style talent show.....
Waiting for everyone to arrive...enjoying yet another episode of Family Guy ;)
The boys went for a swim while the girls practiced for the talent show :)
Then it was time for the Talent Show!
Sarah played and sang "I'm Here" by Aly and AJ
Mara sang and played "Watching Me" a song she wrote
Then everyone got awards :) Like "Hot Tamales" "U-No" "10000 Grand" "STARburst" "Nerds" "Skor" :) then an few that were just favorites :)
Note to self: Do not sing when holding the camera ;)
Mara played a game to open her gifts where she had to close her eyes and everyone said "Happy Birthday to Mara with a bop on the head" Then someone took the gift they brought and "bopped" her head and said "Happy Birthday!" in a weird voice. She then had to guess who it was :)
Then Justin's gift.... A beautiful card from Kathy, Frankincense from Saudi Arabia (they lived there once), incense, coal and a sage stick...now our home smells so wonderful!
Then Lexi and Cody's gift..... (Cody said how hard it was for him to part with it! ;)) A beautiful purse, a friendship necklace, a birthday WISH bracelet, and a plethora of guitar picks! Oh and of course one of LeeAnn's beautiful cards :)