Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen

We had another birthday here yesterday, this time it was the turn of my Darling Daughter who turned Sweet Sixteen (I used to love the song of that title by Neil Sedaka when I was little, my brother - who is 13 years older than me - had a Dansette record player, and I used to play this song over and over! Yes, I am showing my age, I know).

She had a lovely day, with lots of lovely cards

including this beautifully hand-drawn one by her very talented bestest friend

lots of presents...

a trip to the cinema to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - we all went together as a family, even the boys were impressed by her choice!

Then my bestest and her daughter, who is my daughter's bestest, came to visit in the evening, with a lovely posy of sweetly perfumed Sweet Peas

and lovely gifts, including a beautiful hand painted gift by my friend's daughter, who, you wont be surprised to hear, is heading off to Art College in September

It is so lovely that our daughters get on so very well, my bestest and I met many a few years ago at Art College....and of course it was Sue who introduced me to blogging...

We had a lovely Nandos-styled meal cooked by DH and cakes which my Darling Daughter made, but these didn't last long enough to be photographed - they were chocolate cupcakes, filled with chocolate ganache and iced with salted caramel frosting - oh my goodness they were delicious!!

She said she had a lovely day, which I am so pleased about as she is the most lovely, sweet, adorable daughter anyone could wish for.  She is probably one of the most unselfish people I have ever met, she has a heart of pure gold.  I am very blessed with my kids I have to say, I am so very thankful for them.

We now have a short birthday break, until it is eldest son's birthday on 31 August.  Quite a lot of exciting things happening between then and now, more of which later.

But today, we are heading off to Manchester to see relatives and to enjoy a lovely Middle Eastern meal.

Have a lovely day, Helenxx


  1. I Remember Tom's brother had a dansette and the song I loved the was 'Runaway' but Del shannon.
    I love the hand made card,

  2. Wow you have had lots of birthdays around your house this days ... Fun to have so many special dates to celebrate! My daughter is 17 and my son turned 16 this year. Fun, fun ! Happy birthday to her and thank you for visiting me :)

  3. Two very big birthday so close together! Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter.

  4. I am enjoying all of your family celebrations, Helen! Such exciting times for each of you :) Happy Birthday to your daughter! My youngest son is visiting from NJ until Monday, so we are doing some celebrating on our side of the pond, too! xx

  5. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to your daughter and soon to your son! It looks like she's a darling girls as everyone loves her. You are a lucky mom. I hope your dinner out was good! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. Happy Birthday to your sweet sixteen-year-old, Helen. It sounds like you all had lovely times together. I'm loving the sweet peas and the beautiful work created by your daughter's 'bestest' - this young lady has a lot of talent! I also loved all the music around the time when Neil Sedaka made 'Sweet Sixteen' so popular, but I was quite a bit older than you were at that time!!! :) xoJoy

  7. Happy Birthday to your daughter and son <3 <3 And guess what, my brother ( 5 year older than me) had also a record palyer and Neil Sedaka´s Greatest hits. I used to play that record on and on :-)) my favorite song was "Oh Carol" but I can still remember the words to a song "sweet sixteen"

  8. Happy birthday to your daughter and son! looks like a wonderful day filled with lots of wonderful presents and love :)

    Bee happy x

  9. Looks like your daughter had a wonderful birthday and by the sounds of it, it was very much deserved. Happy sweet sixteen for yesterday!!

    Louise xx

  10. Happy birthday to your daughter! Hope she has a wonderful year ahead enjoying being sweet sixteen! So glad you all had a lovely day.
    Helen xox


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