My niece Elizabeth turned 13 on December 27. I love that her birthday is just two days after Christmas because it means that I've gotten to spend many of her birthdays with her over the years. (This is a treat because I rarely get to celebrate my nieces and nephews birthdays with them.)
Elizabeth really wanted to see Catching Fire, so Sharon, Elizabeth, Kate, Chandra and I went to see it in the afternoon on Elizabeth's birthday. The movie was really good; just as good as the first, if not better. It was fast-paced, so it kept our interest even though it was 2½ hours long. Sharon thought that the movie might have been a little too intense for the girls in some spots, but they both said they loved it and were glad they got to see it.
Chandra gave Elizabeth two boxes of earrings. Each with 20 different pairs! (A 13-year-old's dream!)
I bought Elizabeth a cosmetics bag and put some make-up in it. (NOT that she really needs it since she still has the fresh, youthful complexion that kids are blessed with, but it's just fun.)