Thursday, June 4, 2009

Reagan is 18

I can not believe my oldest baby turned 18 yesterday! She has been such a joy all of her life. Well, except her birth really. I should blog about that someday - it is a pretty funny story. I arrived at the hospital at 7:30 and she was born at 7:58. Yep - funny story. We had the greatest day. Reagan, Lizzie and I had lunch. Then Lizzie got dropped off at a friends and Reagan and I went for massages. Then the whole family met up at the pond and we took a walk - and found this great photo op!
Then we went to see the new Disney movie - Up. I would highly recommend it to anyone. It is a great story. A story about having dreams and then letting everyday life get in the way of those dreams and then before we know it - we didn't do what we set out to do. Then a Great recovery in the end - Go see it! You will laugh and maybe tear up a bit...

Lizzie has started a new tradition in our family. Lizzie picked out the cake - Red Velvet. I tried to persuade her otherwise, coaxed, prodded, but honestly it was the only cake with Roses - and that is what she wanted for her sister. We got it late on Tuesday night and no one was at the bakery to write on it - so Lizzie did it. She added an 18 and Reagan's name. She did better than I thought she would! NOW - all the kids want red velvet cake for their birthdays. I guess I better figure out how to make it - but honestly - I don't know if I can force myself to pour an ENTIRE bottle of red food coloring into the batter. Call me old fashioned - but that seems excessive, doesn't it? Overkill?? Well, we have a rule around here - on birthdays they get to choose their meal and usually their cake....so guess I am stuck with the red - like it or not. This year Reagan said, "surprise me" - looks like the surprise is on me!


4 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

What wonderful pictures of your kids!!! Happy 18!!!
I have never had red velvet cake before...it always reminds me of Steel Magnolias...do you remember the grooms cake? It was an armadillo and when they cut it the inside was RED!!!
We went to see UP also...I cried several times and it does a great job of sending the message: Follow your dreams!!!!

Shellmo said...

I can't believe she's 18! Wow! Tell her happy birthday! I love red velvet cake - but I didn't know the red was a result of all that food coloring - silly me!!!
Thanks for the movie recommendation - UP sounds like something I need to see!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday to Reagan!!!!!

What can I say--this is all great everyone is smiling and together :D! Enjoy 18 Reagan, it's only once.

(hi-five to Lizzie!)

Friar Tuck said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. Happy 18th Reagan. Now I have another reason to feel old.