Well, it was just Becca's 12th Birthday yesterday. Happy Birthday to my wonderful, "little girl", Becca! I can't believe she just turned 12!!! Becca is growing up so fast, I guess I can't say my "little Girl anymore. I remember all of the past birthday's we have celebrated with her....I have always thrown her a "friends" birthday and a family birthday party. This past Wednesday was the friends birthday. We had 10 of Becca's good friends here...it was a pool/Wii party. Yes, we bought her the Wii game for her birthday, and she just LOVES it!!! I made homemade pizza for everyone, and it really was a nice time. Then she had her good friend Jessica sleep over. That went ok, too. The family birthday party was nice too. I would say it was quiet. Not everyone could come, so it was very low-key. I made baked ziti, with meatballs, eggplant parm, a delicious toss salad with cucumbers, tomatoes from our garden, and feta cheese. I do have a lot of leftovers, since I do cook "big"....Mom made homemade sausage rolls, delicious!!! Then I made a "homemade" (I like the box cakes so much better) chocolate cake....it was delicious too. I always make the b.d. cakes for my kids....for Becca's 4th and 6th birthdays, I made this beautiful "Barbie Cake"...she loved it so much. It was difficult, and time consuming, but well worth that huge smile on Becca's face! Mom Somma made homemade chocolate cookies. It was a big eating day for me, which isn't very good....I'll talk about that some other time. Anyway, Becca got money, webkinz, gift cards, and a "rocker fishing rod" for her b.d. She did enjoy playing the Wii with her cousins, and I think a good time was had by all.
Yesterday, Sunday, August 3rd, was Becca's actual birthday. We went to church and then to our Shepherding group. I bought a large sheet cake from Costco for Becca and our leader/shepherd, Kurt and a little girl in the group, Rachel...they all celebrate their birthdays days apart. So, we are all "caked" out here......it was a wonderful time yesterday getting together with our church friends....and enjoying every one's fellowship.
Yes, my "little girl" is growing up. She is becoming a beautiful woman....very hard for me to say this. I took her shopping to Fashion Bug, she got 2 gift cards for her birthday. She got some nice things for back to school. Becca clearly isn't a little girl anymore.....I don't have to say more. My prayer for my "little girl"....Lord help Rebecca to grow up loving YOU, serving YOU....and making YOU the Lord of her life.....help her to make all the right decisions, now is such a critical time in her life. Protect her from the evil that is out there. And help her to always be innocent, doing good, and loving her Lord Jesus.