Today, my oldest child became a teenager. Chel-BeachMy tiny toddler laughing in the sand is now a bathing beauty.

In just a few weeks she’ll be starting 8th grade. Time files, doesn’t it?

Like any teen girl, she has a new boyfriend every week. Sometimes it’s the same boy she broke up with a few weeks ago, but at least he’s already been through the approval process, so it’s all good.

She’s still the fashionista she’s always been, however, instead of matching hair bows to her outfits, she’s coordinating entire ensembles.