Elizabeth celebrated her 14th birthday on Monday. It's a big year for her--she graduates from the Waldorf school and heads off to high school. She spent last week taking placement exams and is waiting anxiously to see where she is placed.
Happily her birthday fell on President's Day so we had the day off to celebrate. I did some birthday cooking in the morning and then Helen, Liz, and I headed out on the town for her special day.
Our first stop was a vintage clothing store which is two floors of designer vintage clothing and fabric. She loves fashion so this was a big hit. We stayed for a long time!
We took a Downton Abbey break and celebrated/mourned the final episode with two pots of tea and petits fours. This just about made Liz's birthday perfect.
After Downton Abbey the girls decorated the cakes by slicing them horizontally and filling each layer with whipped cream and fresh raspberries. Here Liz is also getting candles ready to put in the birthday board made by her Great-Great Grandfather.
Liz's favorite color these days is orange so we also got carnations yesterday and dyed them orange with food coloring in the water. Magic!