19th December – the party is over

The party for my 12 year old is over, and we survived – the chocolate fountain (a HUGE success!)

(served with marshmallows, mini doughnuts, jelly babies, grapes, strawberries and fresh pineapples)

the FOUR crafts – phone charms; Christmas snowflakes; candles; decorated clip boards

Not forgetting the chocolate birthday cake, and the 6 friends from school.

So 12 years ago today my daughter arrived, 4 weeks early, and my husband and I became parents for the first time.

Here she was then just minutes after the c/section………. she lay quietly, staring at me intently ……… wondering what in the world had just happened to her…….. and she wasn’t the only one!!!!!

And here she was this evening.

Not sure where those last 12 years have gone!
Can you remember your 12th birthday – not sure I can.
Short post tonight, but daily blogging for Christmas continues – tomorrow there will be the last 2 carol services, and a family joint birthday party.
Just over 24 hours until the Nativity Set Blog Carnival here on my blog – I hope you will join in – whether you own one or several nativity sets, or whether you just have a link to one you would love to own – stop by, link up and join in the fun.

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  1. that chocolate fountain looks good 😀 …when i use mine the chocolate goes lumpy and doesnt really flow :L does anyone have any tips on what chocolate to use 😀

  2. I love the expression on your daughter’s face – priceless. I remember my 12th birthday even though it was over 30 years ago… I went to Farrell’s Ice Cream with all my 7th grade girlfriends.. my youngest will be 12 in February – the fastest 12 years of my life.
    Love to you and yours – Merry Christmas!

  3. sorry for my long silence – but I was very busy!

    Your pictures of the last days and weeks are fantastic as always.

    Happy belated birthday wishes to your pretty daughter

    Wish you a wonderful christmas time and all the best for 2010

  4. wow…what a wonderful photo of your 12yr old!! seeing her as a baby then now celebrating her 12th birthday…one would really wonder how time flew so fast!! happy birthday to her!!

    i will try my best to post tomorrow for your nativity carnival.

  5. Awwww – happy belated birthday to your 12 year old! One more year, JM – until the teenage years. Here you go … **throwing a case of tylenol at you**

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