Today is my sweet Baby Girl's 21st birthday. I know I seem to say this every year, but I CANNOT BELIEVE that my girl is legal! I feel pretty guilty because we aren't getting to spend it together and make a big deal of it. She's back in the Virgin Islands doing a study tour, so I guess that's a pretty good gift. It's the same trip she did her freshman year, but she's doing 2 different research projects for her advisor and hopefully getting published! I do have gifts for her including a new iPad Air from John - so she has special gifts coming, but I just always feel bad when we're not together on her birthday. You'd think I'd be use to it, since college seems to have ended the family celebrations, but the last couple of years she's come home for a weekend after trips and we've had a delayed celebration. This year she can't do that. :o( John is going to go down for a weekend and visit her when she gets home (Zack and I have a regatta). He'll take her gifts and we'll FaceTime with her when she opens them, but it's just not the same.
She's very excited about going out and getting a beer with her Dad - legally. He'll make sure it's a fun celebration. I guess I don't have to worry about what's in those red Solo cups anymore!