Friday, June 5, 2009

Sweet 16!

As promised, pictures of Meghan's 16th birthday yesterday! Cannot believe my oldest is 16 and now driving! That was the first order of business yesterday: standing in line at the DMV (which Texas calls DPS...'cause you can get gun licenses here too......dear Lord, love Texas) to obtain the driver's license. Thankfully, she had already taken both the written and driving test through her driver's ed class last fall, so all we had to do was present the proper paperwork, fork over the cash, and her temporary license was placed in her freshly minted 16 year old hands. The next thing we did was grab some bagels for breakfast, make a surprise stop to pick up the cake pictured above (Meghan was so surprised!) and then back to the neighborhood where Meg drove to get Natalie.

Then more surprises arrived for Meghan:

a gorgeous cookie cake from our dear friends in Minnesota, the Mustas (Meghan and Nate were babies together!!!! Now they are both driving......Nate gets his license next month!!!)
an adorable birthday box from Grandpa & Grandma Sowerby. It had a teddy bear, cookies, candy and chocolates. (Please ignore Claire's hair as she was acting goofy, but DO take note of how tall she is compared to her older sister!)
Jack arrived home with an armful of beautiful flowers for Meg.
More kids arrived for pizza and cake (but I can't show them because I don't do that sort of thing unless I have parental permission.) But that cute girl with Meg and Natalie below is Nat's big sister, Nicole. Love Nicole. Love Natalie. Meghan is such a lucky girl. She gets to spend a day with them at the the Aquarium in downtown Houston as her birthday gift.

A beautiful James Avery bracelet from her friend Jace.
There were other nice gifts and more fun. Jack and I got Meg an iPod Touch and she was thrilled with it. Then the kids all went to see a movie. I think Meghan had a very fun day. And it was also the last day of school (even though Meg had been off for 2 days for final exam exemptions), so that just made the day even more exciting.

Sigh.....can't believe she is 16. Where did that little bald-headed, sweet baby girl go?

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