We Have An 18 Year Old!!!
A bit over a week ago, the Eldest One turned 18. EIGHTEEN!!!! I'm not quite sure when that happened, the last time I checked I swear she was 12. Anyway, she is now an adult, well, in the eyes of the law at least! She had a bit of a party this weekend just gone. We were somewhat nervous, considering the frequency of raucous parties from kids of that age that you see on the news lately, but we really needn't have worried. It was actually a comparatively quiet evening, and by 12:30am, all were gone home (well, except for the few that ended up sleeping in their cars on our front lawn! But hey, at least they weren't drink driving!). So here are a few snaps from the birthday dinner and then a really really, really ridiculously cute video of Miss Penelope 'going to the shops to get a donkey'.
Trying to get a good photo of all five of them proves completely elusive, especially now Miss Penelope has learned a new 'smile'. Interesting to say the least.....
We actually had such a good night. It was exactly what a family dinner out should be; full of good food, lots of noise and laughter (lots of laughter), crazy antics on everyone's behalf and definitely a memory to cherish. And now on to the waaaaay too cute video of Penelope Wonderwoman. Make sure you have your sound on, as you'll want to hear all of the conversation. (Sorry I'm kind of loud, but I was closer to the microphone than she was. It's worth it, trust me.)
I love this photo, even though it's grainy. It's just all of us together, exactly as it should be.