We have been readying her for this day! Her mom has let her drive a lot over the last year with her in the car and with her permit, of course. And I have even been letting her drive a little with me and the girls, because you know, I had to give her the ol' check off should my babies ever be in that car without me.
Mary Allison is also my summertime sitter. We are taking a break from Miss Donna's house, because, well, after much thought, I decided I just want my babies to P-L-A-Y a whole lot this summer. I know we will be on vacation about three weeks or so, so now we can just GO. You know daycare requires you to pay regardless. That is so uncool. If only I could find a way to get my patients to pay regardless of whether or not they come! Ha. That ain't gonna happen!
The girlies and us will be heading to meet Todd's grandfather and uncles in Wisconsin later this summer. Or at least that is what we have planned at this time. I already love that they are just swimming and riding in the golf cart all around the neighborhood all day to waste the day away. Mary Allison sends me a picture of them everyday doing something fun to reassure me while I am at work.
So, for her 16th birthday, we gave her a Vera Bradley laptop case (which does NOT fit her laptop. naturally!), and a matching pencil/ make up case.
and Staci left her this funky black leather wallet with colorful flowers all over it.
So, it'll be easy for you all to wish Mary Mallison (now that's what Gabbi calls her too) a Happy Birthday ,and we'll be to 15 lickety split!
Oh, and to answer your question. Courtney and KK had to head back to college, so now it's just us and MA.... UNTIL Friday. And then we have a whole new sitter joining us. You've seen her on the blog already. Who is that mystery sitter?! Time will tell!