My baby girl is 14 years old today. I can’t believe it!
The girls made zen gardens.
Okay, notice the homemade “14” on the birthday cake. Well, Savannah picked out a large “1” and “4” for her cake while we were shopping the other day. Thomas was intrigued by the large candles and was the last person seen holding the “4”. Yes, the “4” is missing. Now, for most 14 year old kids misplacing the “4” would not be the end of the world. But if the 14 year old is autistic and she had picked out those numbers herself, a missing “4” could be pretty traumatic. To Savannah, if the cake just had a “1” on it, then she is having her “first” birthday. This reasoning is completely logical to her and you’re not talking her out of it. I knew the cake HAD to have a “fourteen” on it or life at the Little house was going to get ugly. So, I wrote “14” on a placemat, cut it in a cute little triangle and placed the “1” candle behind it. All was well with the world in Savannah’s eyes as she was indeed “14”. Just look at that smile!
The little boys enjoyed the cake!
Savannah was thrilled with her presents and gave a great big smile and “thank you” or “awesome” or “just what I wanted” as she unwrapped each gift. (Just like we taught her to in ABA therapy! But hey, it sure looked good!!)