Saturday, April 10, 2010

Celebrate Good Times, C'mon!

I thought E.'s Fan Club might like to hear more about her 16th Birthday Extravaganza! First, and most importantly, it was great fun to have both sets of grandparents visiting us for a couple of days. That was the most special part of her birthday.

We had the traditional Opening of the Birthday Gifts as soon as everyone in the house was up. Like most teens, E. was quite happy to receive some money and gift cards, as well as a new ipod and some dvds. Also, some pencils. Don't ask.

For her celebratory lunch, E. chose our favorite pizza place, The Mellow Mushroom. A couple of E.'s favorite people in the world (outside of biologically-related people) joined us for lunch (Hi, T. and P.!). Afterward, we went back to our house for cake. E.'s birthday cake had a photo of our basset hound, Annie Armstrong, on it (E.'s choice). Someone remarked that it was so cute we probably had trouble eating it...not really :).

I put the same photo on the birthday girl's flag by copying it onto t-shirt transfer paper, ironing it on one of my old t-shirts, cutting it out, and then sewing the patch on the flag.

E.'s choice for the afternoon's entertainment was to see the movie How To Train Your Dragon. It's a rare treat for our family to go to the movie theater; do you know how much tickets and snacks cost these days?!? It was a cute movie and I'm sure we'll be buying it when it comes out on dvd.

All in all, a sweet, family-oriented celebration...just what the birthday girl wanted.

Later Days!


Anonymous said...

I've run out of things to shout...
I'll overlook the photos for now and again say thank you to my family(biological and extended) for making my birthday such a special one (not that all the others weren't special :))
GOD bless, and later days!
P.S. ISN'T ANNIE JUST THE SWEETEST THING?!?!? If you don't agree, then feel free to keep it to yourself. ;D

Anonymous said...

I think the pictures are great. Thank you k. I don't know why E. doesn't like them. (Hate of hating having your picture made is not inherited is it?)Anyway it was a special time celebrating the birth of a special young lady. Love, Mimi

all4memories said...

Sounds fun! We saw the movie, too...while I was on the low iodine diet!!! It turned out not to be too bad, though (no popcorn that is). We loved the movie. I was actually surprised that I liked it! Hope y'all are doing well! Love you all!