Mama OWL Blog: Happy Birthday Sweet 16

Happy Birthday Sweet 16

Thursday, 31 July 2014

In the early hours of Monday 27th July 1998, a beautiful newborn baby girl was placed in my arms and I became a mum for the very first time. On this past Sunday, that baby girl turned sixteen years old.


A has had a busy year. Starting her first job, choosing her A-level subjects for sixth form, studying for and sitting all of her GCSE exams, and of course, her year eleven prom! She's been making the most of her extra long Summer by doing, well, not an awful lot to be honest, although she has taken on an extra day at work - but I think she has earned her break and celebrating her 16th birthday at the end of all that hard work is the icing on the (birthday) cake. In three weeks time, she'll have her GCSE results and will be preparing herself for year twelve, but first - we party!

Unfortunately my dad was working away so he couldn't join us, but we enjoyed a family meal at Frankie & Benny's with the seven of us along with my mum, and my M&FIL. It was a really lovely evening with great food and great company, A loved having her grandparents with her to celebrate her special day, but she did miss having "big grampy" there to share it, too.


After weeks of asking her what she wanted for her birthday without an answer, her Dad & I just gave her the money that we had planned to spend on her gifts so she could choose for herself - much to her delight. I imagine it will be spent on clothes, gig tickets and band merch but I do like to hope that she'll maybe be sensible and save some... 
Yea, I don't think so either.

15 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to her! She looks so happy. It sounds like she deserved a lovely celebration (and a break!) after the hard work of GCSEs. Fingers crossed for results day in three weeks!

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  2. Wow you have a 16 year old? A massive Happy Birthday to her. A very well deserved dinner celebration. Hope she gets what she wants in her exams x

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  3. Aww! Sounds and looks like she had a fantastic birthday!! Good luck with the exam results x

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  4. Happy 16th to her. She sounds like she's growing into a wonderful young women. Good luck for great results in a few weeks x

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  5. Ahhh sweet sixteen - those were the days ahhhh! Scary how our kids grow so fast - makes us age just as fast!

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  6. Happy birthday gorgeous girl! We miss her so much down here. Promise her we will bring K up soon, on a Sunday xx

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  7. Happy Birthday to your daughter, it looks like you all had a lovely time - Frankie and Benny's is a great place for a celebration.

    #MagicMoments

    http://fashion-mommy.com

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  8. Hope she had a lovely birthday only seems five mins since mine were that age, they are 28 and nearly 33 lol

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  9. Oh wow I remember 19yo turning 16. Happy birthday to her.

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  10. Happy birthday! My kids are currently only 6, 4 and 2 - it's hard to imagine what they'll be like at 16, although I expect it will come around sooner than I think!

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  11. Awww Happy 16th Birthday.
    She looks so happy
    #MagicMoments

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  12. Aww what a lovely post and what a beautiful birthday girl. #MagicMoments

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  13. Happy Birthday to A! Gosh, 16! My eldest will be 16 next year and I cannot believe it! I am so pleased she had a great family night out. x

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  14. Happy birthday! My son recently turned 16 too (he frittered all his birthday money away on clothes and takeaways!) #magicmoments

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  15. Such a pretty girl! Happy 16th to her!

    My son is just 4 and yet I know that after blinking few times he will be as old =) #MagicMoments

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