We have a teenager in the house

Today is Katy’s 13th birthday and what a day it’s been! Her middle school had its big winter concert tonight. It includes the sixth, seventh and eighth grade choruses and the seventh and eighth grade bands and orchestras. The only way they can accommodate all the families is to have two concerts. She had to be there at 5:15. She got home at 4:30, changed clothes, had a snack and we left. Heath and I went to the 6 p.m. concert (they assign when to go to even out the audiences) then we came home and then picked her up at 8:45. We came home, had cake and presents and now it’s 9:45 and she’s doing homework.

Usually I buy a bakery cake but this year I decided to make the family chocolate cake recipe. It’s the same cake I had for nearly every one of my birthdays. Since she’s having a party with cake on Saturday I decided we didn’t need a full cake. I made two small cakes and took one to a neighbor. I found out this recipe needs to be made in a full-sized cake pan. In the smaller cake, it didn’t have space to spread out, I guess, and rose too much in the middle. This cake is made for taste, not for looks!

Not much to look at but it tasted good.
Not much to look at but it tasted good.
Presents!
Presents!
Pajamas for camp
Pajamas for camp
Gross Science from Auntie Lee and Uncle Chip
Gross Science from Auntie Lee and Uncle Chip
Heath and Katy checking out all the gross things to be made.
Heath and Katy checking out all the gross things to be made.
She had to get on her knees on her chair to get into this bag.
She had to get on her knees on her chair to get into this bag.
Minecraft backpack!
Minecraft backpack!

It was a busy day and rushed evening but she had a good day at school and a great time at the concerts.

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