Saturday, May 4, 2013

Our 12th Birthday!

Hey everyone! Zoe's and my birthday was last Tuesday, but we've been really busy this week with school, so I haven't had time to post pictures until today.

Now that we're in middle school, there's not much time in the mornings before we have to leave for school. As a result, Zoe and I have to suffer through the whole day before we can open presents. Consequently, we burst through the door the minute we got home and immediately began to pester Mom into letting us do so. Eventually, after making us finish our homework and our chores, she laughingly agreed.

Mom isn't one for wrapping things, so she had just put everything into one big box.

The box on top was addressed to Zoe.

The first things she pulled out were a pair of shorts, tights, a long-sleeved green t-shirt, and a pair of blue sneakers with purple laces. Underneath all that, though, was something that Zoe liked even better.
A brand-new skateboard! She doesn't know how to ride one yet, but she's wanted to try for ages.

The box underneath the first was addressed to me.

Inside the box was a pretty pair of pink shoes and a soft brown dress with a pink flower attached at the collar. I couldn't wait to try it on!

The next box was for both of us, but Zoe let me open it.

Cute! A flower-patterned long-sleeved t-shirt, a white vest, a pair of capris and some strappy purple sandals. Zoe and I both loved them.

There was one more box that was just mine - the rest were for both of us.

The box was too small to hold clothes - could it be a book? A game?

IT WAS A JOSEFINA DOLL! I couldn't believe Mom had gotten her for me! She was perfect - I loved her at first sight.

Zoe took the next box, and I took the one under that, and we set to opening them.

Cool! Zoe pulled a new backpack out of her box, and in mine, I found an American Girl magazine, a Snooze-a-Palooza! book, and an Apples-to-Apples game!

Mom had also gotten us a couple of pairs of shoes. Green Crocs for Zoe, purple fuzzy ones for me, and bunny slippers for both of us!

I promptly stuck the slippers on my hands and started waving them around.

After opening the shoes, there was only one box left. It was long and skinny, and I was completely puzzled as to what it held. I reached my hand inside and started to pull out something smooth and square.

HOLY GUACAMOLE! IT WAS A MACBOOK! Zoe and I were beyond excited. Mom told us warningly that she had bought it intending that we would share it, and if there was ever any disagreement about that, she had no qualms whatsoever about taking it away. Neither of us cared. Having a shared laptop was way better than having none at all!

We set to packing away all the empty boxes and tissue paper into the one big box, then brought it inside. Once there, Mom told Zoe that she had one last present for her, something that was too big to wrap. She pointed to the corner, and Zoe let out a squeal when she saw what was standing there.

Paintbrushes, tubes of paint, a sketch pad, an art portfolio, and a painting easel! Zoe was really excited.

All in all, I'd say it was a pretty good birthday, especially when Mom brought out a lemon and a chocolate cake after dinner.

What do you do for your birthday? What's your favorite part?

That's all for now! Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. Happy belated birthday! It looks like you guys had an awesome day! You got so many great presents, and the cakes look delicious! For my birthday, I normally have a few friends over or go somewhere special, open presents, and have pizza and cake for dinner. My favorite part would probably be having friends over, because I don't get to see them very often. That reminds me, I have presents for both of you! I'll send them out ASAP.

    Dani ^_^