August 25, 2009

Sweet 16

Well, it happened. My sweet little Marquie is 16 years old today. I can't believe it. We had her family birthday party on Sunday. Here's grandpa Dennis giving her her cake.
This is Marquie opening her present from mom & dad. I knew she wasn't expecting anything, so I wondered what her reaction would be. She just looked at the key and smiled and said "Nuh-uh, really?" kind of jokingly. Then when we all sat there, she started running to the front door.


I think she thought it was a joke at first. She didn't say anything, just kept smiling & laughing.


I felt kinda bad for Wade. Bless his heart, he had put a big white bow on it, and as soon as he did it started raining. So by the time Marquie came out, it just looked like a toilet-papered car. Maybe that's why she was acting so unsure.



Okay, maybe this is real.




She was being so.... I don't know, just not freakin out. I mean she was smiling and stuff, but she was pretty calm.



Then finally it sunk in, and then I got the "freak out" I was expecting.



And of course the whole family was there, just they way we like it.


Shayla led them all in "For she's a jolly good fellow". I still don't know why. What happened to the Happy Birthday song? I was so distracted by Marquie's calmness that I forgot to ask.
Happy Birthday Marquie!

11 comments:

Bammy said...

What an exciting time. She's such a doll. I can't help wishing they were all still 3 yrs. old though.

The Meier family said...

happy birthday Marquie! You are such a lucky, amazing girl! Love you!

Melissa said...

Happy b-day cute little Marquie. Yep, you will always be little to me. And way to go mom & dad on the b-day gift! I think we should sing the jolly good parent song to you!

The Harding Hive said...

I agree with Melissa..."For your a jolly good parent!" That was my favorite part of the night. You can tell by how hard I am laughing in that pic. Shayla is a goon!

Amber said...

oh no! Two kids driving?! Have you developed ulcers from all the worrying? Happy Birthday Marquie!

The Stone's said...

I will have you know, I started singing that because Sara said "I think we should sing for she's a jolly good fellow", so I did. And she dares to call me a goon! She was the one that thought of it! I think it made the night though! Good times! Love Marquie Meier! Best girl evs!

The Egans said...

I think Shayla and Sara are both goons! Hooray for Marquie and her new car! So fun! Happy Birthday Marq! You are the best!

The Harding Hive said...

I love it when Shayla says "evs"

Lovin' Bein' Sain said...

What a lucky, lucky girl. Not that I'm complaining, but I got the 'ol Sabie baby. She got a way cute car!! Such a sweet 16!!

Rachel said...

Oh, how fun! Best birthday present EVER!! Happy Birthday to Marquie!

Momberger said...

You guys are such cute parents!