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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sixteen Candles

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Last Saturday was the beginning of a great weekend for Sarah.  She was having a special birthday celebration for her 16th Birthday. Friends, Cake, and Dad's special spaghetti dinner with Ceasar salad and lots of soda.



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There were lots of Wii games, loads of laughter, and a terrific bunch of Sarah's friends all gathered together for a great time.



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Of course, Matthew stayed to himself most of the day, playing war games on the computer.



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And see this good-lookin' guy? This is Sarah's special someone. He likes spoiling our daughter - and we really like him too. They've been a couple for 5 months now. His name is "Walker" and he wants to be a neuro-surgeon when he finishes college.



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And see this good-lookin' guy? This is Sarah's special friend, "Ryan." You might remember him from last Halloween. He is Sarah's best bud. He brought his "Guitar Hero" game to the party and a bunch of them made a lot of racket upstairs whipping out some tunes on his game.



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Sarah played her composition for everyone and they loved it. Then a few of her friends sat down and played a few tunes of their own. It was great fun! This is Allyson and Blake. I think they were having a great time.



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There was lotsa huggin' goin on, and ...



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laughin' and eatin up all those goodies ...



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And Big Dad - oops, I mean Big Bear, did all the cookin'.  He does a great job of it so I leave him to the kitchen and the cookin'.  I just do the cleaning up after all the festivities.



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But then came the fun part for Sarah - opening all her gifts.  She got CDs from her friends...



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Sydney and Emily ...



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Her friend Caroline, sitting on the corner of the sofa, gave Sarah this great drawing of a horse.  She draws animals beautifully and Sarah loves her artwork, and she also gave Sarah a gift card to Barnes & Noble. Sarah's favorite place on earth to shop.



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This is the part where I think all the guys get bored.  I mean, come on - they're guys. That is Ryan behind the chair, and Blake sitting in the chair.  Walker was sitting on the fireplace hearth right in front of Sarah.



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Ryan gave Sarah ...



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Some coconut shower gel and lotion.  I think his mother must have helped him choose this gift.  It really smells good.  Don't tell Sarah, but I absconded with it this morning.



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And Blake gave her a gift card to use anywhere in the mall.  Sarah was so excited about her gifts that she ...



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got tackled and pounced on by her friend, Nina, who, by the way, ...



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gave Sarah a gift card to Target - and did a lot of huggin'.



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I mean - a lot of huggin' and more huggin'.  I kinda like her green hair.  It's growing on me.



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Sarah got another gift card from her friend Allyson to "Forever 21" and was so happy she had to put her head on the floor.  She was thinking "shopping .... shopping .... shopping .... I get to go shopping..."  



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And check out these beautiful bracelets.  I think I might borrow them sometime too.  It is so great to have a daughter.  hee hee.



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Her friend Julie O'Connor gave her the bracelets, some candy, and this fella with the pink nose and ears.



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And see this Teddy bear?  This soft, cuddly, furry, Teddy bear with the red ribbon?  Oh, and the pearl bracelet ... these were her most special gifts I think.  Ya know why? ...



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Because they came from her special guy - Walker.  And they gave each other a big Birthday hug.



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Of course a lot more huggin' was goin' on afterwards.  Will it ever end?



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Walker's cute when he blushes.  I won't tell you why.  Sarah would kill me.

Now, just for my baby girl - here are the lyrics to a song that my Dad played for me on my 16th Birthday.  I loved this song, and now, I'm going to play it for my girl in the video below.

Happy Sweet 16 Sarah!  I love you bunches XXOO

 

YOU'RE SIXTEEN - YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL

You come on like a dream, peaches and cream, Lips like strawberry wine. You're sixteen, you're beautiful, and you're mine.

You're all ribbons and curls, ooh, what a girl, Eyes that sparkle and shine. You're sixteen, you're beautiful and you're mine. (mine, all mine, mine, mine)

You're my baby, you're my pet, We fell in love on the night we met. You touched my hand, my heart went pop, Ooh, when we kissed, i could not stop. You walked out of my dreams, into my arms, Now you're my angel divine. You're sixteen, you're beautiful, and you're mine.

You're my baby, you're my pet, We fell in love on the night we met. You touched my hand, my heart went pop, Ooh, when we kissed, i could not stop. You walked out of my dreams, into my car, Now you're my angel divine. You're sixteen, you're beautiful, and you're mine. You're sixteen, you're beautiful, and you're mine. You're sixteen, you're beautiful, and you're mine. All mine, all mine, all mine. All mine, all mine, all mine. All mine, all mine, all mine, all mine, but i do. You are mine!

 

 

 

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