Monday, January 16, 2012

Birthday Shopping

She's bubbly, beautiful (but don't tell her) a total space cadet (in a good way), smart as a whip, sweet as the milk shake she had for lunch, and she turned 12 today!  Happy Birthday to my sweet Granddaughter, Cara.


Cara peeking out of one of the MANY dressing rooms she spent her day in.


We spent the day shopping at the Lake.  Thank goodness Tessa went with us.  This shopping with an almost teen can sure get confusing.  Too tight, not tight enough?  Too short? (yep)  Need another jacket? (no way!) How funky is too funky?  It is enough to make this Grandmother's head ache.  In a good way, though.  We got some really good deals and had a lot of fun to boot!



Cara's funky feet

 Her cute feet kind of reminds me of the 60's Nancy Sinatra song about boots and walkiing... Ok feet, start walking!  Me?  I'm pooped!

20 comments:

Steve Skinner said...

Adds new meaning to the term "I shopped till I dropped"!

Funny in My Mind said...

On our way to the lake to shop right now. For my 21 year old. It will not be fun.
Our cold weather will be back tomorrow.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

That looks like so much fun, my day is coming!

Rita said...

OMG! Are bell bottoms back? I haven't clothes shopped for a long time, I guess--LOL!

She looks like a sweetie! Rest up and stay warm! :)

Saloma Furlong said...

What fun! I didn't have a daughter, so I am completely out of style -- not that I care! But a tweeny granddaughter might. Cara is very cute.

Blessings,
Saloma

Queenie Jeannie said...

I remember following Alex around like this when she had gift cards to spend or back-to-school shopping. Ugh!! Girls can never make up their minds, lol!!! (Kinda fun though!)

Sounds like a wonderful day!

April said...

Sounds like you had a tiring but great day !!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

She's so cute! I bet you had a blast shopping with her even if you were exhausted. You had a great day for shopping!

Intense Guy said...

Happy Birthday Cara!!!!

You best get some rest, some one of the other grands will have a birthday coming up soon!

Akum said...

Happy Birthday... Yes it really does

Toriz said...

Happy birthday to Cara!

Well, as long as she enjoyed that's what counts; and I bet the day with Cara was worth the exhaustion. :)

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Awwww! Happy Birthday to your Granddaughter! I can't keep up with my Mom-in-Law! I can't imagine keeping up with a 12 year old :)

jewelzmomof4 said...

She is such a fun and funky girl...she has her own style and doesn't care if it isn't what others like all that matters is SHE likes it!!! I am in love with her toe nails lol I love it!!!!!!! Happy Birthday Cara!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Funny in My Mind said...

HomeGoods is at the lake inside Marshalls (by Target and Hyvee)
It won't disappoint.

AliceKay said...

I hope Cara had a happy birthday and enjoyed going shopping with her mom and grandmom. Love her toenails. LOL

Nezzy said...

Ya gotta love that funky nail polish! Great!!!

Yep, there's nothin' quite like takin' the teens and tweens shoppin'!

Just think of the memories ya'll made.

She is a beauty! :o)

Have yourself a brightly blessed day sweetie!

Porch Days said...

I often hear mothers with daughters in the dressing rooms when I shop. I don't envy those mothers at all. Just keep a sense of humor as you seem to be doing - I can tell by the photo of the feet. Nancy

ChicagoLady said...

I'm glad you had fun shopping! Happy Birthday, Cara!

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday to Cara, sure sounds like yall had a blast. I remember the days of shopping for my daughter, she was so picky whew!!

Vicki Lane said...

What a good grandmother you are! (I hate shopping -- probably just as well I have no grandchildren.)