Today is Ella's thirteenth birthday. I guess if you're over 30 and/or a parent, then you get how weird the passage of time and aging are. And if you're not in either of those categories, well, there's not many of you reading this.
We had dinner together at her dad's place and I made a lemon cake as per her request. She did have friends over for a party last night, but apparently 13 year-olds don't do birthday cake in public.
She is pretty much everything you'd expect. Smart and funny and great. Like your own children, I am sure.