HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY
Now my baby is 21 and my girls are all grown up now.
It's good ... but it's also very sad. I wish I could do it all over again.
Our tradition is that the birthday girl gets to choose dinner (invariably sushi in our house), and the upside for me was that I got to take photos. Woo hoo!
And the nicest thing happened later as Clarissa was leaving to go to the pictures. She gave me a kiss on the cheek, and told me "Thanks for a great night, mum!"
The birthday 'cake' and candles.
Clarissa carefully unwrapping the pink wrapping paper.
Happy Clarissa opening her pink camera.
Playing with her pink camera!
My little darling!
A typical Clarissa look.