Right after Thanksgiving, Georgia turned 14. There was a fancy dining room dinner of her choice and there was cake....
but before all that, there was an 8am soccer game and a very early wake-up call.
Perhaps it's not the best way to start your birthday, but after a fall of no soccer, Georgia definitely didn't complain about finally starting the soccer season.
She played the game and waited until she was home again to open presents,
which was a present to us all.
Georgia spent the day with her friend Colby - she had hoped to have a group of friends over but Thanksgiving-time birthdays limit your choice of celebrants. Most people are with their families for the holidays.
For dinner, Georgia chose her favorite Chicken Pot Pie and a chocolate bundt cake with buttercream frosting for her dessert. Originally, we were going to have take out dinner with Gordy's parents and his sister and her family but after 12 hours of suffering with dog allergies at Thanksgiving, they no longer felt enthusiastic about coming to dog central for a little more runny-nosed fun.
Georgia was sorry not to have them there but perhaps it was for the best since we tend to sing rather boisterously when the cake is arriving at the table and to a 14 year old, that can be pretty embarrassing.
Thirteen was a pretty fabulous year and 14 will be even better. Georgia has a trip to the Turks & Caicos to look forward to, her 8th grade school trip to Washington, DC, a full season of soccer and more lacrosse, 8th grade graduation, two weeks of summer camp with three of her friends and then starting as a 9th grader at high school in the fall. Exciting, no?
Happy Birthday, Georgia!