Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sweet Sixteen

This afternoon, we attended a surprise party for my niece, Courtney!

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She was quite surprised! She doesn't like to have her picture taken, but I did manage to snap one!

It is so hard to believe that she's 16. Even though she was my 8th niece/nephew, she was the first one I could appreciate. She was born when I was 15, and I still remember when I first saw her in the NICU. I remember thinking how sweet and tiny she was! And now? She's learning how to drive!

We had a lot of fun celebrating her birthday today! She comes from a family of volunteer firemen, so the party was held at a local fire station. The kids loved seeing the trucks, and I had a great time with my family!

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Looking at the pictures of Lily, I can't help but remember the blond-haired, blue-eyed, chubby baby Courtney once was! How fast they grow!

Happy Sweet Sixteen, Courtney! We love you!

9 comments:

  1. what a great idea to have the party at the firehouse. Lily is getting so big for sure!!

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  2. awww. I love the picture of Lily with the firetruck! She's getting so big!

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  3. Awh how fun and I love the pink fire hat...adorable!

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  4. OH! THe pink hats are too much! Great looking party!

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  5. I absolutely love the pic of the two girls under the big firetruck wheel! And why doesn't Courtney like to have her picture taken? She's beautiful!

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  6. Happy birthday to Courtney! The pictures are great like always my friend! I love the firehouse pictures! Happy Valentine's Day!

    Mama Hen

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  7. that is so cool! I love the idea and Lily made it all cute and complete! Happy birthday to your pretty niece :)

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  8. Firehouse! We had parties at my dad's firehouse when we were little. I loved climbing on the trucks:) I looks like the kiddos had a great time!

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