Here is my lovely 14 year old R!
She has recently started to receive a monthly allowance, which is hers to spend as she wishes, on the proviso that I am only to buy her anything she needs for school, and everything else she wants/needs to spend comes out of that allowance.
This dress was her very first purchase! She's been hankering after a maxi dress for a couple of months, and she hit ebay! This was her ready for a shopping trip on Saturday morning. She was particularly chuffed as someone stopped her in a shop and asked her where she'd got it from :-)
What amazes me is that this is how she spends 8 hours a week - she is an Air Cadet - she looks a bit pensive here (this was Friday night - about 12 hours before she became a vision in green and daisies!) as she was being shown how to get over a 12 foot wall at an army assault course! She is essentially a very girlie girl, but she loves air cadets!
And much as it pains me to show you this photo (no glasses, no make up!) I just wanted to show you the height difference - yes, she is now taller than me (I'm 5 foot 6), and she's still growing rapidly. She also has her S's "easy tan" skin, and braces, which is why she refuses to smile properly for photos at the moment!