Monday, March 22, 2010

A Few "Sweet 16" Moments

AMS was elated to receive a
floral delivery from her

Following are just a few snapshots
from AMS's birthday lunch
at Fuddruckers.

And dessert was at Krispy Kreme.

I have been terribly busy living "in the moment" so I really don't have more pictures to share at the moment. AMS is such a socially involved person, that her birthday reflected that, meaning that she wasn't really around *us* a lot on her birthday. It was a Sunday, to begin with, and she had to be at church by 8 AM since she is in the Praise Band (as a singer) for her youth group. Once at church, we are separated until it's over between 11:30 and Noon. We let her chose lunch at whatever place she wanted (Fuddruckers, as you saw from the above photos) and then we treated her to Krispy Kreme for dessert since it's been MONTHS since we'd been there.

Then, it was off to AWANA Games practice for Summit. While she was at practice, we got Icees and cupcakes from SAMS and took them up to share with all her teammates following practice. She seemed to love that, but I did not take my camera. I was living in the moment. :)

The following day, we treated her and two friends to a day at 6 Flags. Since we didn't go, I have no pics from that day unfortunately. She did have a delightful time, though. :) Perhaps you can see some of HER pics on her Facebook page. After 6 Flags, Simon took them to get Fro-Yo (a Gilmore Girls thing) and then brought them back here to hang out a short while. She loved the day, which was her "birthday party."

What WE did in order to create memories with her is give her 16 gifts in about 16 days. Quite a few went together since she wanted to redecorate her room for her birthday. She is actually still working on that and her last gift will be when she finishes. She has enjoyed the work (and there was a lot of it since her room in now purple!) and the fun on creating something new. She has a definite artistic bent! Her room is coming along very nicely and I will send pics when it's complete. Others were things she had either really been wanting (ring, cd...) or would make her laugh (Hoops & Yoyo audio card...).

It has been a fabulous 16 days celebrating such a SWEET and WONDERFUL blessing to our family. God gave us a GOOD GIFT, INDEED, when he gave us AMS!

1 comment:

Vera said...

Yeah - the flowers DEFINITELY did not have any of the WOW factor we were hoping for!

Can't wait to see her room . . . You're right - she DOES have a fabulous sense of art/style!

Thanks for shariang.