March 13, 2011

Newly Minted: Teenager

Hannah is 13!!!!






We're so proud of the beautiful young lady she is becoming.  She had a terrific birthday weekend with a trip to go whale watching in Virginia Beach!

Saturday was a beautiful day!
  


Apparently the whales didn't get the party invitation, so none showed up.    :-(    
We had fun at the Aquarium anyway.

(Hannah is encouraging the Komodo dragon to go eat Chris!)

(She did find a whale--a Humpback--her favorite species--even if it is a model.  She's showing her flukes in solidarity.)

 (and there was one very hungry shark...)

Later, we went out to dinner with aliens!




Finally it was time for gifts and candles!


It was her Golden Birthday--turning 13 on the 13th!  Her best friend Shea sent her 13 birthday cards!

Her favorite gift is the large firetruck that really squirts water.  Hannah has changed career paths from Veterinarian to Firefighter; she can't get enough of fire stations, firefighters and firetrucks.



Yep, we crammed 13 candles on one piece of Chocolate Peanut Butter pie!  She could have used that squirting firetruck to put out the candles, but she managed to blow them out on her own!

Happy Birthday Beautiful Hannah!

20 comments:

Cate said...

happy birthday!

Ruby's Mom said...

Looks like you all had a great time!
What a cool idea Hannah's best friend had to send her 13 cards!
Happy Birthday to Hannah!

Becca said...

Happy birthday to such an absolutely beautiful new teenager!!!! :-) Glad it was such a fun weekend!

Lianna said...

Happy Birthday Hannah!!!

I absolutely LOVE the idea of 13 birthday cards! Very thoughtful and fun.

The pics are wonderful and I hope your firewoman enjoys her very special year!♥

Laurie said...

What an awesome birthday!! Happy 13th!!

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday Hannah! You're beautiful!

Brandie said...

Happy Birthday Hannah! You look marvelous!!

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday, Hannah!

My name is Sarah said...

Happy 13th Birthday Hannah!!!! Hope it was a good one. I love your pictures.

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a wonderful 13th birthday. Hope you got to meet up with the Urbans too.

Jan

Lisa said...

Beautiful portraits! Happy birthday Hannah! It looks like you all had a great time celebrating!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday Hannah!! Looks like a fabulous day.

Lisa said...

Happy birthday!!!! She is stunning - as always!

Sabrina said...

Happy Birthday, Hannah! Glad to see that you had a great day! I celebrated my birthday a few days before yours, and I'm glad to know someone else who has a March birthday! Isn't March a great month? ^_^

P.S. I came over from Sarah Ely's blog, and must say I love that quote from your mother about the "side effects" of DS. What a great quote!

Charissa said...

I love her!!!

Beverly White said...

Greetings Hannah, I just happened upon your blog from Sarah's. I am a customer at their store and have enjoyed getting to know Sarah. You are a beautiful young lady. I love your shimmering golden red hair. I am a tad bit late in wishing you a happy birthday!!! It looks like you had a grand 13th day.

Natalie said...

Good grief--how did I miss this fantastic post? Love, love, love the pictures! I feel so lucky that we met you in person, Hannah! Happy Belated Birthday!

Susanna said...

Beautiful Hannah! That's just what I was going to say!

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

happy belated birthday hannah :)

Kristi said...

I am late, but "Happy Birthday, Hannah!!!!" I turned 13 on
July 13th (a few years ago;). I love the pictures!