Adela had a lovely 12th birthday with Key Lime pie and cards and a wonderful gift from Grandma. Lots of pictures were taken. In the transfer between my digital camera and the computer all the pictures were lost.
Adela's gift from Grandma was a digital camera. She has been having the most fun with this camera. She takes great pictures like these:
This being Adela's 12th birthday it came to be that special time when we take the "preparing for Adolescence" trip. The idea originated from a book and CD set created by James Dobson. Every kid's experience has been a bit different, but we take them on an overnight trip one on one and discuss the body changes that the teenage years bring on and also kind of see where they are spiritually. We talk and pray and do something fun that they like. For Adela we shopped and shopped and shopped. We went to every store she could think of and she made sure she bought a gift for everyone in the house before she bought one special thing for herself. She is a simple girl -- no fancy meals or restaurants required. Just Taco Bell and some card games in the hotel room. It was a great time and I really enjoyed my daughter.
Since I don't have any pictures of Adela's special day I decided to post one of Adela at her very best -- Serving at our local Nursing Home: