No...not my child....thankfully, because I'm NOT ready for this yet!!! My sweet niece, Bethany, was the birthday girl this Saturday. Sweet 16!
Such a BEAUTIFUL birthday girl!
I took the kids to GA Friday to help get ready for Saturday's party. My sister, Cynthia, is a FANTASTIC party planner. She has some of the coolest ideas and between the two of us, we're really good at putting it all together. I'm the cake decorator in the family and she's the cook. The boys set up disco lights and music and a fog machine in the foyer (which after the fog machine set off the smoke alarms, it did get moved outside the front door) and that was the "dance floor".
The next room was the "halloween room" complete with all kinds of cool treats like bat wings (chicken wings), mummies (pigs in a blanket), and meatball mice (guess momma never taught her not to play with her food)! She made awesome candles and decorations.
This next picture is a little "smoky" looking. It was taken right after the fog machine set off the smoke detectors!
Then, my favorite room was the dining room. Decorated in neon "Rock & Roll" theme (my arms still hurt from putting up all the wall coverings) with the birthday cake (and, YES, it is supposed to have that tilted look...she wanted it that way!) decorated by ME!
And, we can't forget the GoGo girl, Sophia!
Sophia is the cutest 6 year old EVER! I'm NOT just saying that because she's my niece! And, Sophia will be the first to tell you that she "IS America's Next Top Model" and here's the pictures to prove it!!! I only wish I had the "runway walk" on video. The facial expressions were just too much!
All in all, we had a wonderful weekend. The party was a huge success. I'm so glad it's not my turn for my little girl to grow up yet. Although, she is starting to act more 30 than 13 sometimes!
We were sad to have to leave this morning to come home a little earlier than expected. Doug has an abscessed tooth and is in tremdous pain. I came home to see him with a cheek looking like a golf ball is stuck in it. I got him some antibiotics and will be taking him to the dentist first thing tomorrow. I feel bad for him. I've never seen him miss a day of work since I've known him (we've been married almost three years now), so I know he's really hurting when he had to call in sick to go tomorrow.
Well, I think this is the longest post I've made, and I didn't even post half the pictures! :)