Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sweet 16!

I can't believe our baby girl is 16 years old.  I can remember my first Mother's Day right after she was born.  I was so in love.  She changed me forever.  I am a better person because of her.

 We collaborated with these 4 girls parents to throw a Superstar party.  These girls all turned 16 within a week or so of each other.  They have been good friends for a number of years and we thought it would be fun to have a joint celebration.
 It started with a photo shoot.  Aren't they all beautiful.  What a great group of kids.
 They're all a little goofy to.
Driving and dating and a job....oh my!
 The parents surprised the girls by showing up at the high school in this limo to take them all to lunch.  They were literally squealing with delight:)
 Here's a pic of Shay and Kathryn while we're at lunch.  Two happy girls.

And in the limo...
 Our neighbor brought out his blue corvette for our red carpet event that evening.  Here is a group of superstars arriving.  Trying to sneak past the paparazzi..

 more stars arriving and walking the red carpet...it was "invitation only" of course
  A picture of the super cool band that played.  It took the kids a while to figure out what to do while a band is playing.....Guess they've never experienced that before.

It ended up being a fun party with about 60 kids dancing, eating, playing ping pong and hanging out. Whew!  Hope we don't have to do that again any time soon:)

Sure am grateful for my Shaypoopie, Shaylynnski, Shaybird, Shayster, ShayShay, Shaygirl.


Brian and Janette said...

Love that girl! Happy birthday, Shay-Shay!!

Rie Teemant said...

I sure love that girl! Happy birthday Shaybird!

Lukky 7 said...

WOW! Somebody must LOVE that girl to throw THAT kind of party! I think she's worth it. Love you, Shay.

Becca LeSueur said...

What a SUPER FUN party! Shay is a dream daughter--we hope ours turn out as sweet and smart as she is at 16. Can't wait to get details of the party this weekend!

The Reno Donnelly's said...

Happy Birthday Shay! It only took Keely Shaye one month to rip the rear view mirror off the car getting it out of the garage. Hope your parents survive!