Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sweet seventeen

Yesterday was Older Daughter's seventeenth birthday! Yes, my baby is growing up (*sob*).

We had a small ice cream cake. Notice Lydia's attentive presence.

It's starting to become a group effort to light all the candles!


...BLOW!! (Yeah right, wait until there are fifty candles to blow out!)

We didn't do anything special yesterday except drive through a surprisingly nasty snowstorm to see some friends perform in a high school play.

It was a charmingly hokey comedy called Heaven Help the Po'Taters, and the kids put their hearts and souls into it. A very fun evening.

But Older Daughter's real birthday present will come on Saturday, when I'm taking a bunch of kids into the city to see The Hobbit. They can't wait!


  1. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)December 20, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    Happy, happy birthday Older Daughter! 'Glad your special day was as bright and pretty as you are!

  2. I'd like to see The Hobbit, but I'd have to go alone. Hope you have a wonderful time.

    Happy Birthday to your Daughter! ♥

  3. Happy birthday to Older Daughter. My girls were invited to go with friends on Monday. It was 2 hours away so my husband got to go also since someone had to drive them there! I'll bide my time and wait until they all come out. I can't stand an unfinished story.

  4. Happy Birthday Older Daughter! I have to admit, I sorta hope a little bit of ice cream cake dropped to the floor. Hey, our faithful furry companions are probably as happy as anyone else that we've made it through another year of life. As you get closer to spreading your wings and leaving the nest I wonder if Lydia will ever completely rest if/when you move away from home. You're a lovely young gentlelady full of grace. Wishing you many happy returns!