Sunday, March 19, 2023

And Now She's Sweet Sixteen

Natalie has always viewed sixteen as a special age. I blame all the Disney movies she viewed growing up. It seems everything happens when the girl hits the age of sixteen. 


Did we have a giant party for her?

Um.

Well. She met up with some friends at Chuck E Cheese. 




You're never too old to hang out with Chuck E:




Her main gift was going to New York City with her theatre group from school. 



I'm lucky. She's a great kid. It was tricky in the beginning because she cried. A lot. She refused to sleep unless someone was holding her for months on end. My presence seemed to offend her on a daily basis.



But around the age of 14 things began to change. We became closer and she realized she liked a lot of the same things I did. Titanic. Gilmore Girls. Carbs. 




Oh sure she still has her moody moments. We all do. But for the most part, she's awesome. I mean, she picked out this Liesel dress from The Sound of Music as her birthday dress. Not all teenagers will do that. But she's always appreciated classic movies. 





She's creative and loves theatre. She's shy but lights up on stage. She's kind. 



And today, she's sixteen. (Going on seventeen..)



19 comments:

  1. They grow up in a blink of an eye, right?? Hope you had an amazing birthday!

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  2. Visiting New York City is an amazing way for your daughter to celebrate her sweet 16!

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  3. They do grow up so fast. It's great to hear that as she got older you guys got closer. It helps that you enjoy similar things. It sounds like she had a great birthday. Happy birthday Natalie!!!

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  4. Happy birthday to her! I bet she had a lot of fun being able to go to New York City. I've always wanted to go there myself.

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  5. Happy birthday! I hope her sweet 16 was amazing. Boy, how time flies.

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  6. Happy birthday Natalie. Her photos are so beautiful.

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  7. Happy birthday Natalie!! I love her diverse sense of style.

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  8. Happy Birthday to this pretty girl! Thanks for sharing those photos! Enjoy your special day!

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  9. Happy happy birthday to her! She look so beautiful and lovely! I love her dress!

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  10. Happy sweet 16 to your daughter! I loved reading about her and laughed at "my presence seemed to offend her on a daily basis." Oh I can so relate to that!

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  11. She grew up too fast! Happy 16th Birthday to you beautiful young lady!

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  12. Those are beautiful photos, she looks very happy and is coming into her own.

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  13. Natalie has grown into a beautiful young lady ❤️ Happy sweet 16, Natalie 😍 Love her birthday dress ❤️

    Everything Enchanting 🙂

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  14. wow! Happy birthday! Sixteen is a lovely age! Wish her the best things from this world!

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  15. Happy 16th Birthday to her. Looks like she had a fun birthday!

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  16. She look beautiful in the pictures and love her baby pic too! So nice she is in NYC and what a great gift for her 16th birthday! We always love Chuckee Cheese too! So much fun and Happy Birthday!

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  17. I remember my sweet 16 birthday. I couldn't wait to get my driver license to be able to drive my parents around or my friends. So have a wonderful birthday and have so much fun at Chukee Cheese as well.

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