Last Friday, my baby turned 14. I can remember with vivid clarity my first pregnancy….the fears, the excitement, the anticipation, the questions. There were plenty of each. I don’t know if the fears and questions ever go away. As soon as the questions are answered and the fears put to rest, they are replaced by new ones. On the other hand, the excitements and joys of becoming a new mom are renewed as kids get older and learn and accomplish new things.
KitKat has been the source of so much Mommy pride, especially in the last year. I really couldn’t have a better oldest daughter.
I’ll even forgive her for making me feel old.
I mean…fourteen?! I’m old enough to have a 14 year old daughter?
Here are some photos from her birthday dinner in Florida:
Twizzler was trying to be silly in this photo with his Uncle B.
If only dinner at home was this easy….Who knew that all I had to do to get AJ to eat was to give him an iPod movie to watch!
Photostory Friday/ My Chaos, My Bliss news
As many of you heard, Cecily’s blog, email, and Facebook accounts were hacked the week before Christmas. Someone thought it would be amusing to delete all of the posts on her blog. Imagine losing years of posts and pictures, stories and memories! It is a tragedy.
Cecily posted a Photostory Friday post last week on a blank blog….only to have the account hacked again, erasing the sole post as well as her entire Facebook account.
This week, I have had many people ask where Cecily has gone, or if anything was wrong. Rest assured that Cecily is just fine….and she IS planning on resurrecting her blog. But figuring out this whole hacking mess and getting something new set up is going to take time. So keep coming here for updates. I’d even encourage you to leave a comment here for her. I know she’d appreciate it!
And now it’s time to share your Photostory Friday/ Give Me Your Best Shot posts!
Happy New Year!!
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Lisa@Advent's Adventures says
Oh! My! That is so sad! I mean the blog hacking…Cecily I am so very sorry!
Why do our children grow so fast and we didn’t??? I have a KitKat too :) She is 13 soon to be 14 in March :) and What a beauty your KitKat is.
Happy Late Birthday to KitKat.
I’m so sorry for Cecily. She must be devestated. I subscribed to her blog with my google reader and I can still read her past posts. Has someone tried emailing them to her from their reader?
And I’ve found that my grown children and I have become very good friends over the years. I enjoy them much more now that they are responsible for themselves.
OMGOSH! I am just now seeing this! (I hate being so wrapped up in my mess that I never know what’s going on with anyone else) How awful for Cecily! I can’t imagine!
OMG! Going to back my blog up tonite. Just in case.
Thanks so much for updating Lolli :)
Of course I will (pass it on, that is!). I am hoping that Cecily will be back on the blogging wagon VERY soon. She’s been working on getting FB back up this week. Little by little…
Honey Mommy says
Can you pass this on to Cecily? Or I will email her….
I have been on vacation and my heart nearly stopped when I attempted to stop by her blog yesterday! I could not believe that her blog was GONE. I think that it is horrible that anyone would hack into her account and delete her stuff. What kind of terrible person would do such a thing!
We can’t wait for you to come back. I hope you figure this whole thing out. We all love you and love you blog. Hope to see you soon!
I’m following from the blog hop.
I’d love a follow back at http://www.mikaspantry.blogspot.com
Cecily R says
I can’t believe you have a 14 year old!! She’s beautiful and she looks very much like her mom. :)
Thanks to everyone for their nice comments about my blog. It just reiterates to me that there are far more great people out there than crummy ones.
Susie's Homemade says
Looks like she had a GREAT Birthday:-)
Thank you! And I totally agree about Cecily. It’s tragic.
14! Happy birthday to your sweet daughter!
And I *was* wondering what happened to Cecily! Oh no! Please send along my hugs to her. That’s so terrible to have happened, especially to someone as sweet and amazing as Cecily!
I can’t believe your first baby is 14. She is beautiful!
My stomach, heart and head hurt thinking about Cecily and her hacker. I’m SICK for her. SICK. Please send her my love since I’m assuming the email address I have for her is invalid.
PS Planning on playing along again with PSF in the New year!
Scary Mommy says
That’s insane that you have a 14 year old. Seriously! And, she’s so beautiful!
Kristy Life n Reflection Photography says
I don’t know how someone could do that. That is awful! And no – you aren’t old enough to have a 14 yr old! Happy New Years!
Happy Birthday to your oldest! How crazy it is how fast time flies!! And sooo sad to hear about her blog. Why, how, what thrill would someone get out of causing such pain. So sorry to hear that. :(
Happy Birthday to your daughter. That is so sad about Cecily’s blog. Hope she can figure out what is going on and gets a blog up and running.
Run DMT says
What a beautiful young lady! And you have a lovely family too! Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter.
Poor Cecily! What a way to end the year! Hope it is all resolved soon and she figures out a way to avoid that ugly scene again. (((HUGS)))
Mary@Everyday Baby Steps says
Happy Birthday to your “baby”! Time certainly does fly, doesn’t it? My “baby” just turned 12.
Cecily, I’m so sorry this happened to you. Best wishes moving forward. Great things will come!
Carrie Keiser says
Your daughter is very pretty!! Happy birthday to her!
What is up with that person and hacking Cecily?! Man that really stinks!
Allison @ Alli n Son says
Wow, I never would have guessed you had a 14 year old. you are both beautiful. Happy birthday KitKat!
Dina @ 4 Lettre Words says
Looks like a wonderful birthday, for sure!
I’m just so sorry about all that Cecily has gone through. It’s all very sad.
Happy birthday to your *little* one.
And, I was so bummed when I saw that on Cecily’s post…and before I even got over to comment, it’s gone again? That’s so, so, so terrible.
DiPaola Momma says
They grow way to fast don’t they? Blink your eyes and years have passed. For Cecily.. don’t give up, you have a talent and a voice, don’t let anyone silence that.. BLOG ON!