Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sweet Sixteen...

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Today we celebrated my sweet little niece's sweet sixteenth birthday with family, pizza, cake & ice cream ~ what a great combo!

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While wishes were floating in her head, we gathered around  her singing "Happy Birthday" to the wonderful little sweetheart...

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A sweet little sixteen year old that passed her driver's test today and has become Kinder's next little road warrior. So being the sweet Auntie that I am, {wink} I made this for her as a reminder that her co-pilot {He} will be with her at all times...

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I made her the beaded cross to hang from her rear view mirror and the beaded looped key chain. It is in her school colors, black and gold. Oh, & the $20 is for gas money! Now, we are all just waiting for her Mom to go buy herself a new car so that Payton will inherit her Honda! {Yes, we are stirrin' it up!} :)

I cannot take credit for giving Payton that beautiful fleur de lis ring...her Mom surprised her with that! {I'm so jealous of it!}

Matter of fact, I'm jealous of her bracelet too! I love Payton's style, she's so original.

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So here she is with all of  her birthday loot from today because tomorrow night, she's having a sleep over with her friends! That means more pizza, cake, & ice cream...& more presents! Yay!

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And I'm going to add this note at the end of this post because I want the whole world to know how cool this kid really is...

Not only is she the sweetest sweetheart, but the smartest! She's only a sophomore and she took her ACT for the first time ever...

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And scored a 24!!! Yay! TWENTY-FOUR! Hellllooooo scholarships! We are so darn proud of her! And I have no doubt she'll be signing up to take the test again to try and beat that score!

I hope you have a Happy Birthday Week Sweetie!

Auntie Jodie loves ya lots!

13 comments:

Teacup Mosaics said...

Happy Birthday Payton! Your celebation looks wonderful and a big CONGRATS on the drivers license. Aunt Jodie, Payton has it going on you should be proud of her. Enjoy! Kelley

Frippery said...

Happy Birthday to beautiful Payton. This time of her life is filled with so much fun and excitement and plans for the future! I can tell her Aunt Jodie loves her loads! What a lucky girl. OK... now I have tears, Hugs, Pam

The Victorian Parlor said...

Happy Birthday to Payton! Wow-she got some great gifts! I like her style. It sounds like she is a wonderful and intelligent young lady and I wish her all the best. She is quite blessed to have such a fun auntie:)

Blessings,

Kim

trash talk said...

Jodie, What a beautiful niece and what a loving gift you gave her!
I really love the ring her mother gave her. Be sure and tell her to take her time and enjoy being 16...it only happens once.
Sounds like she has her priorities where they need to be. Happy birthday, Payton.
Debbie

Geralyn Gray said...

Happy B-day Payton--she lucky to have an Aunt as nice as you--I like what you made for her and the ring her mom got her. Congratulations on her great score on ACT's--test scores mean so much these days.

Amy Sutter said...

Happy birthday! This is my frst visit to your blog - your photography is fabulous!
Blessings
Amy

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

She's a doll, Jodie! Happy Birthday, Payton! ~Mindy

June said...

Hello Jodie, Lovely Payton is a lucky girl. Look at all that loot! You must be so proud of her. When she is sitting in her car looking at the lovely gift you made her, she'll be smiling and remembering the she has an Auntie who loves her very much.
Hugs, June

Frippery said...

Jodie, I am back to say thank you so much for my birthday banner! I sent an email but I am posting it on my blog, second post of the day. It is too beautiful to wait for tomorrow! XXXOOO Love you, Pam

Stephenie said...

She is such a cutie pie...Looks like you guys had a wonderful time.. Love all the gifts...
Stephenie

Sandra Evertson said...

Such a Beauty!
And the beaded cross you made for her is Stunning!
Sandra Evertson

Payton said...

Thanks everyone for the many birthday wishes!! I feel so special. :) And thanks Aunt Jodie for the gift and a blog all about meeee. I love it.
Much love,
Payton.

Anonymous said...

Oh Payton! I got your Mom's sweetest card, with yalls new address! Will have something in the mail to ya....be patient with me!!! We love you and definitely wish you a great year 16th year ahead!
Happy Birthday!
Aunt Karen