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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sweet 16

     A big birthday is upon the Apedaile6 house this week! Lindsay celebrated her 16th Birthday yesterday. It was really nice to have the entire family in town to be part of the festivities.

While Lindsay was at school, John, Sarah, and I decorated the house with streamers, balloons, and Happy Birthday signs. Walking into the festive house brought a big smile to Lindsay's face.

In keeping with our family tradition, the birthday girl had her choice of where we went to dinner. Lindsay chose La Loma, a local Mexican restaurant.

 After we returned home from dinner, it was present time!

 Aunt Cathy and Nanny sent their present in this cute kitty card.

 Forever 21 gift card! Lindsay's favorite store. I'm sure a trip to the mall will be on the agenda soon.

 Not a plain piece of paper, but a drawing of a cake with a "16" JT drew for Lindsay.

 Sarah also made a homemade card to go along with her gift.

 Spunky Lindsay flinging the tissue paper in the air as she opened her gift.

 A new scarf!!!

 Time for opening the present from John and I.

 John wrapped the present and as always keeps the gift well disguised.

 Golf balls! Just want she wanted ;)

 Not actually, the box contained this shirt. My well rounded, intelligent daughter loves the show Swamp People, and in particular this guy who says this signature quote. Lindsay was excited to see this shirt.

 This is when my photography skills started to tank. John and I like to do larger gifts for the "big" birthdays. I wanted to snap some pictures and also watch live.

 The initial reveal and reaction. 

 Despite chopping off half of her face, I'd say this is one excited young lady.

 An iPad mini!!!!

 John decided Lindsay needed some birthday spanks afterward and her little brother came to her defense. "Stop spanking my sister!" Followed up by tackling and pushing John out of the way.

 The birthday cupcakes from Gigi's! Yum. 5 different varieties for us to share.

 Happy Birthday to you.... Happy Birthday to you...

May your wish come true Lindsay. 
Happy Birthday!!!

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