Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sweet sweet 16…

So I celebrated a birthday party with a favorite 16 year old…



I was the lone adult among a cadre of teens



go ahead. weep for me.



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I was given the enviable task of staying at the pavillion



guarding assorted ipods,purses,keys...flip flops (??)IMG_9497



while they all went running off into the surf. Gallavanting merrily...



hey…man…



Hours…maybe it was even days went by…



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and I sat…and dutifully watched. and watched. and watched



seemingly all of my friends and family were at every other corner of the earth.



I sat alone. sniff.



Finally…they returned….to open some ::cough:: interesting gifts...and others very benevolent...



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Later, That evening Some of the girls and I spent the night



in a funky little villa on the ocean



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In the morning I peacefully awoke to the sounds of waves



refreshed..rejuvenated…



yeah...so maybe I did call the one bedroom...so?



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ahhhhhhhhhhhh.



And took a walk on the beach…and stretched...IMG_9542



Um…



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They didn’t. that would be a table their feeties are on



payback is a beeyotch.



~mother of the year award coming soon.~





Happy Birthday my love!



oh…and the kink in your back will be gone by tomorrow. promise.

25 comments:

Franka said...

Happy birthday!

... to the mum ...

Deborah said...

Oh Linda!!! Feel sorry for you? NO WAY! You are so blessed. What a wonderful Mombie you are. I loved the teen years with my Bad Alice. Sometimes I even miss them so much, I cry, even though I LOVE who she is now. Happy Birthday to the BD Girl. So much more JoY to come.
**blows kisses** Deb

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday to your not-so-little-anymore little one! What an awesome mom you are for putting together a birthday celebration like that. :D

beachcomber said...

hilarious! can relate to that - mine a bit older now.
cheryl x

Kathi said...

Sounds like Mom had a good time too. I envy your walk on the beach.
Great photos! Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen!

Susan said...

You made me cry! So sweet and yes you DO deserve the 'Mother of the Year' award!! When my girl turned Sixteen she was at Hyline camp at Texas A&M. She was fine and with her friends but I cried all night. As a grown woman she is still fine, thank God!

What we mothers do for our children even now, years later, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Farmgirl Paints said...

can't believe they ditched you! that did deserve a comfy bed to sleep in. you're a great momma:)

Visual Vamp said...

Smiling alot now.
Perfect post.
Love ya!
xo xo

Joyce said...

You crack me up!! I can see it, you in this big beautiful room with a big beautiful bed sleeping like a princess, while all the kids are crunch together in a small room. LOL... I love it!! :-)A wonderful post my friend. Big hugs... xo

Joyce said...

Oops I was laughing so hard I almost forgot. Happy Birthday to your sweet 16! Oh and I'm sure you will win the mother of the year award. I'm not sure how many mom's would go solo. :-) xo

for the love of a house said...

happy birthday to your sweet 16!! ahhh to be 16 again..... on second thought- no thanks, I'd have to do algebra all over again;) looks like a good time was had by all!! nice job on watching the stuff mom!!

happy weekend!
joan

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I'd say big success...these photos look like the perfect birthday images for mom and daughter!

anita said...

ok, infraction...is that a pair of boots someone wore to the beach:}

linda, these pics are precious.
i took ian to beach today to celebrate the first day of summer break. a large group of teens past...carrying an inflatable doll, mouth gaping open and all :))
lol

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

Darling post! Yes, I know this scene well. Thank goodness for the surfing, looks like they actually got some sleep!

What a nice memory now cataloged for the future!

Tamara Jansen said...

That's just too much fun!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Nothing says teenage more than that wonderful photo of all the sandals and flip flops. Ah, those were the days!!

PK Studios said...

Bravo, good mama! Your post is cracking me up....what we do for our children, eh? But SO worth it. And they WILL appreciate it... some day. : ) And you will cherish the memory!

becky said...

Sounds as if your daughter's birthday was a wonderful one, thanks to her great MOM! Way to go, throwing her a party complete with chaperone :)

Jane said...

What a great mom! Sounds like your daughter and her friends had a fabulous time.

The Driftwood Inn is one of my favorite places...From the time we began dating, my hubby and I would always go there for breakfast whenever we were in Vero or Ft Pierce. Even now...we always stop by. It's one of THOSE cheished memory places. Maybe we should STAY there sometime...(Hope my BFF won't mind)
Jane

Beyond My Garden said...

What fun. You are a good mom, it seems. These are lovely photos for your daughter's memory.
nellie

sealaura said...

oh to be sixteen again! that was a great year, you are the best mom, looks like a fab fiesta :)

A.J.Barnes said...

Very funny...and people ask why I never wanted any kids...

Splendid Willow said...

Linda, you are a hoot! I am smiling from ear to ear!

Happy belated birthday to your sweet 16 year old. She picked one good Mama!

Warm hugs,

Mon

MissBliss said...

Hi Linda,

Love this post! The lone pair of boots among the flip flops is a great pic, as is the sleeping group.

Glad you had some peaceful beach time, too.

Recently we celebrated our 4 year anniversary in Islamorada... :)

Happy Summer and Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter.

Lisa said...

What a good mom you are. Ahhh to be 16 again. Your pictures are right on.....man.....
Happy birthday to that sweet girl of yours!
xo Lisa

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