Once again, I am left flabbergasted that my kids just keep getting older! Good thing I don't. :-) My one and only Shelly Girlie Girl is 18 today. She says she's going to go buy a bunch of scratchers...I guess there really aren't that many priveleges that come with 18, but there are responsibilities...at least in theory. But as far as being responsible, I don't worry too much about Girlie Girl. She is a very responsible person as a rule. She is also, extremely social and funny. I am always amazed when we are out in the world together at how easily she talks to anyone she comes across and she always leaves them smiling. I know that things aren't always easy for her. As I mentioned, she does have a lot of friends and we live in an area where the average income is....considerably higher than ours, lets say. So she has to do without some of the things her friends are given. She seldom complains, though, and I appreciate that. I hope she will someday appreciate the things she had to work a little harder for. In the picture, she is shown between her two BFFs (BFsF?). It was Bad Xmas Sweater Day at school and they are hard at work in ceramics. Happy Birthday, Girlie Girl! Can't wait to see all that you will get to experience in the boundless life ahead of you!