Michael spent our 11th wedding anniversary at Barnes and Noble, escaping from the 14th birthday party cray-cray that was our house yesterday afternoon and evening.
Remember when I told you that in elementary school, Ella didn't have many friends? Well, middle school fixed that, and clearly she hasn't regressed in high school. Does anyone else think it is intruiging to watch how your kids act differently around their friends? I mean, she was still herself, and don't we all put on a variety of personas, depending on who we're with, but she was pretty loud and exuberant. Apart from purchasing food, and general supervising to make sure nothing got too out of control, I had little to do with the party, and hadn't even realized that she'd asked for dog food donations for the Humane Society. Now we have bags and bags of kibble to haul over there.
As for the anniversary, it was Eleven, A prime, which is always fun. I'd made a lemon cake on Ella's actual birthday (Monday) and taken it over to her dad's house, but I had buttermilk left over, so I made a second, partyversary cake while the girls were giggling and tweeting and braiding each other's hair and walking to the icecream stand and watching Sherlock, and Michael and I ate a generous slice after the girls left, and another generous slice for second breakfast this morning.