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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sweet Sixteen - Happy Birthday Anna!

Good morning,

Kids sure grow up fast, don't they!  Our oldest granddaughter, Anna, just celebrated her Sweet Sixteen Birthday.  She told her Mom and Dad that she would like to have a Dance Party Theme and WOW, what a party she had! 
Here Grandpa and Brother Alex are checking out the dance floor while others were working on the party set-up.
Anna supervised while sisters Lexi and Kate set up the chocolate fountain...
 ...while Grandpa and Dad worked on table covers...
 Alex continued to test the dance floor in this private room at the recreation center.
 Mom sure did a fantastic job putting this party together!  What organization!  There are strawberries and other good stuff to dip in chocolate to come, but we're almost set up.  I have to give Mom tremendous credit for finding a Sweet Sixteen party color theme that was NOT Barbie Pink and Purple.  That was quite a task in itself!
 Grandpa took over at the Gift Collection Center...
 ...while Daddy DJ set up his department.
 Sister Kate was in charge of the kitchen...
 ...while Alex tested the turquoise-ness of the color-theme turquoise lollipops.  Yes, very turquoise, indeed!
 Dad and Kate are at work on the wall decorations.
 Mom, the table decorations are fantastic!  So cool!
 Sister Lexi took her turn at testing the dance floor, but when the party began the room became dark and my pictures did not turn out all that well, so I'll jump to the present opening table in the corner where the lights are brighter...
 Woo Hoo!  Presents!
 Anna loves to roller skate so these were a hit.  (Grandma and Grandpa had inside information.)  ;)
 Present opening continued until...
...birthday song singing and cake cutting time.

Happy Birthday, Anna!!!!

Love you,
Grandma and Grandpa, too  ;)

16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

so sweet! what an exciting age!

alex was doing his best to steal the show! :)

Nedra said...

Happy Birthday to your cute grandaughter! How fun to see the entire family involved in the celebration.

VP said...

Happy Birthday Anna! Looking at your pictures it is almost like taking part in it...

Montanagirl said...

What a blast! Ah, to be sixteen again!

Happy Days said...

Happy Birthday to the sweet 16 Birthday Girl!! Cake looked yummy!
They grow up too darn fast if you ask me!! lol....debbie

Happy Days said...

Happy Birthday to the sweet 16 Birthday Girl!! Cake looked yummy!
They grow up too darn fast if you ask me!! lol....debbie

Wanda..... said...

Looks like Anna had a very Happy Sweet Sixteen Birthday!

Mamabug said...

Hope Anna had a wonderful time at her birthday party!

Bob Bushell said...

Happy birthday Anna.

Diana said...

Ah to be Sweet Sixteen again!
Congratulations and Happy Birthday to Anna. What a great party!
Love Di ♥

Tammy said...

Looks like a wonderful party!

missing moments said...

Oh, they do grow up so fast! Special time for her!

Lynette said...

Wonderful, wonderful post, Lois. I enjoyed myself immensely at the party! And about the girl on the bicycle in my post today, I also noticed her posture. I would never be able to ride a bicycle without leaning forward, at least a little bit.

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

Happy Sweet Sixteen to your beautiful granddaughter! The party sounds like it was a smashing success. Thanks so much for sharing! :-)

NixBlog said...

Great photos, Lois. You have a lovely family and the birthday girl looks as though she had a wonderful time.

Elaine said...

Looks like you had a fun party! Sixteen is such a fun age.