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Sunday, February 14, 2010

♪♪ Happy Birthday ♪ Sweet Sixteen ♪♪~ Metamorphosis Monday

       This week we're linking up to Susan's Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch. Be sure to visit-you are guaranteed to find incredible inspiration
      This is a metamorphosis that this Mom isn't quite ready for! I apologize for the huge number of pictures (and the quality- our scanner bailed on me so I'm taking pictures of pictures)- I'm really feeling the need for a trip down memory lane.....

♪♪ Tra la-la-la-la la-la-la-la ♪♪
 Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen

♪♪ Tra la-la-la-la la-la-la-la ♪♪
Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen

Tonight's the night  

I've waited for 
Because you're not a baby anymore 

You were the first daughter and grand-daughter

So very tiny

Some things never change-you still do this

You've turned into the prettiest girl I've ever seen 

you were always a fashion plate- I honestly don't know why you won't let me pick out your clothes anymore ;)

Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen!  
What happened to   

Your preschool teacher wanted nursery rhyme characters-you wanted BoPeep
How many hours did I spend sewing those ruffles?

But you won first prize in the town parade!

that funny face? 

My little tomboy now wears satin and lace

I can't believe my eyes
 you're just a teenage dream  ♪♪

Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen ♪♪

When you were only six,

food blogger in training

your first tablescape

 I was your big brother   

Christopher thought you looked like a little flower in that bonnet

Erick thought you were SO cool

Robert thought you were the best "chick magnet"

you loved your 4 brothers so much that....

we gave you another

Then Robert got married
You got the sister you always wanted

Then when you were ten,

we were so proud when you made Flames

and now you give your school your special spirit

 we didn't like each other  ♪♪

   When you were thirteen   

You were always Daddy's girl

you were my funny Valentine  ♪♪

But since you've grown up 

your future is sewn up  ♪♪


I'll help you with your wedding dress

From now on you're gonna be mine,   ♪♪

and you'll dance with your Dad

and be a beautiful bride


♪♪ If I should smile 
with sweet surprise  

It's just that you've grown up before my very eyes

You've turned into the prettiest girl I've ever seen  ♪♪

Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen!!   ♪♪
February 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Allie
I love you,


  1. Aw..... sooooo sweet! I have to fight back the tears!

    Happy Sweet 16 Allie!

  2. Very Sweet Post!

    Happy Birthday Allie!!

  3. You Win!!! The sweetest post I've read in a long time. Thanks so much for sharing all the precious memories and pics with us. And Happy Birthday, Allie!

  4. Happy Sweet 16 to Allie! That was a really sweet post.

  5. Happy 16th birthday Allie!!! Obviously you are well loved by the entire family!!!!

  6. Allie, I hope you have the best birthday ever. You have the world's best Mom. Have a great day, gals. Blessings...Mary

  7. Allie and Patty! Hey-Happy birthday and I LOVED the pictures! You won my blogaversary giveaway (I promise, no strings pulled for your birthday!) Email me your address. My email is in my profile! Congrats--I couldn't be happier!

  8. You will also need to contact Fifi and look at her work. She will actually be the one who sends it!

  9. Awww, Happy Birthday to your gorgeous baby girl! My daughter turned 16 in December and I was going to do a similar metamorphosis post, but my scanner wouldn't cooperate either.

  10. tanti tanti auguri di Buon Compleanno!! e che torta meravigliosa!! complimenti! Un abbraccio!

  11. What a sweet post, Patty! I wanted to drop by and with Allie a Happy Sweet 16th! She is such a cutie, and I hope her day is extra special.


    Sheila :-)

  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALLIE! What a adorable little baby you were and now you are such a beautiful young woman! Don't be in too much of a rush to grow up- enjoy being 16- it's magical!

    You must feel very loved to have Mom post this touching and loving tribute to you.
    With love,

  13. Oh (tears, sniff, sniff). Happy Birthday! What a beautiful post! So precious!

  14. Allie has the most gorgeous eyes and she is really beautiful...I mean really gorgeous!

    Oh my goodness, you have six children! And your husband is so handsome too. What a beautiful family!

  15. How special....and your little/big girl is just too cute!

    Happy Birthday Allie!

    Warm blessings,

  16. Omigosh! What a sweet and sentimental post. You two are just adorable and I'm so thrilled that I found your blog! I have a 14-year-old daughter, Mallory, that is dying to start a blog. AND.....I also have a daughter, Amy, who just turned 10 yesterday - your birthday Allie! Something else we have in common!

  17. Such a sweet post! Happy Birthday! :) Thanks for stopping by the blog! The bathroom is getting there ... slowly, but surely as my mother used to say! :) Take good care! Artie

  18. One of the sweetest, most sentimental blog posts I've ever read. She's beautiful...and you have a right to be proud of her, mama~

  19. Adorable!!!!!
    You have 5 sons and one daughter?
    What a beautiful family:)


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