March 5th was my birthday.  I am now EIGHTEEN. 

Do I feel different?  Yes--MORE AWESOME.

Do I still get asked if I want a kids menu when I'm out with family?  Yes--BUT THAT IS OKAY.

Because you know what?  I AM STILL AWESOME.

This is how I spent my weekend, you know, being awesome:

Friday in yearbook, the always wonderful AJ made me the most attractive cake I've ever seen. (Note tiara on top of my hat.  Gotta love yearbook.)
Why was it so attractive, you ask?  Well, it had Darren Criss and the Hogwarts crest on it.  Also, it was pink with cream cheese frosting.  PERFECTION.
On Saturday, after a lovely breakfast of quiche, fruit, and expresso with the fam at home, Melanie, Erin, and I headed out to Tempe for macarons at Essence Bakery.  They were tres delicieux!
It was Melanie's first one, and Erin's first real one (she has tried mine).  I am so proud.
After shopping for beaucoup hours (I scored some beauties), we got sushi at Shimogamo.  Yum!
Next we went to see a production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee that our friend Dahlya is in.  I laughed so hard (and even got to go up on stage to spell a word...wrong)!
Yodipity came last; there's nothing like coconut frozen yogurt with some friends!
Sunday was family time.  I chose Joe's Farm Grill to celebrate my birthday with my mom's side of the family. It was perfect weather for eating outside on the picnic tables.  Happiness! (That is the dress I got while out shopping...My new favorite for sure!)  For dinner, we went out with my other set of grandparents at Oregano's.  It was a tasty weekend to say the least.

I got some lovely and thougthful gifts from my besties (they make me laugh and cry and make ingenious Gossip Girl and Sufjan and Dobby references) and family (Glee season one and iPhone anyone?) and my parents (they treated me to my fabulous day out with friends) but one gift I am still in shock from that I received from my grandparents.  I am seriously giddy out of my mind. 

I GOT A CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can you believe it? I had never been so surprised in my life when I was opening the last of my grandparents' gifts.  I got my license last August and I haven't been able to take out either of my parents' giant boat-sized vehicles even once.  I didn't mind much at first, but the past few months especially I have gotten a bit frustrated, especially when I need to get to a babysitting gig or have to rely on friends for rides (although this has done worlds for my patience). 

But now... Now I have my own set of wheels since my grandma just got a new car.  I am beside myself with happiness.  I have offically decided to dub it the "Gleemobile."  Not only do I plan on listening to an unhealthy amount of Glee while I drive, but I also discovered last night while showing off my new wheels at Erin's (to her whole family, no less) that on the back right corner it says "GLE." 

Oh yes.  I am awesome. xoxo


Maggie Shirley said...

I LOVE the dress that you wore on Saturday. It's so cute and classy!

And all of your gifts sound wonderful, especially the car! It's great to just drive around and jam out to Glee. It's pretty much all I do.

Tabz said...

You turning 18 > me turning 18.
I'll probably never get my license (and much less a car, even) until I'm probably 40. Haha.

I'm glad you had such a wonderful birthday, Kaylie!

And nice choice with Joe's Farm Grill, love that place. Ever had their chicken pesto sandwich? It's pretty tasty.

Katie said...

so fun! glad you had such an amazing birthday, Kaylie!

Kendall said...

Happy belated 18th! Sounds like a fun birthday. :)


Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you had a perfect birthday! I love you.