Saturday, July 30, 2005

Happy Sweet-Sixteen,,,,,if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere! Posted by Picasa

LOL!!!! Posted by Picasa

Your birthday smile just radiated from you.....Happy Sweet-16 baby girl. I love you dearly. Posted by Picasa

Funny, funny girls.  Posted by Picasa

The entrance to Jekyll & Hyde,,,what a fun time we had. Posted by Picasa

At a street fair on 7th Avenue Posted by Picasa

This was Heidi's first time riding the subway. Posted by Picasa

What a great bunch of girls....waiting inbetween Houston Street for the light to turn red so we could finish crossing...we had just finished Italian ices and Gelati's in Little Italy Posted by Picasa

Happy Sweet-16 dear Katrina..... Posted by Picasa

Reflection at lunch.... Posted by Picasa

The Birthday crew standing infront of a statue that was created from the famous picture of the skyscraper workers sitting on a beam high above the earth eating lunch. Posted by Picasa

May your light shine brightly on Broadway dear Birthay girl....may your life be filled with friendship, fun and joy. Posted by Picasa

People stopping to watch the show....I was sitting quite comfortably along the storefront at the Marriott Marques. Posted by Picasa

In Times this point in our Sweet-16 journey,,,I was ready to sit and listen to some great street performers and the girls took off exploring Times Square as the lights started to get brighter and brighter. Posted by Picasa

Whipped cream from the birthday [whipped cream]. The birthday song was very funny and very long [not! lol!] Posted by Picasa

This was the only guy the girls could 'pick-up'! He looks kinda cool to me! Posted by Picasa

Greta and Heidi getting ready to go into the club. Posted by Picasa

Friends,,,,great friends. What more could a birthday girl ask for,,,shopping, eating,,,friends and fun! Posted by Picasa

Riding the subway....on this beautiful Sunday the subway we were on at this point was actually closed for an hour about 25minutes after we got off for a bomb scare....I was so happy the fear that had gripped NYC that day seemed to avoid us and the girls had no clue of the excitment that had been going on in the city the day we were there. Posted by Picasa

We first shopped in Soho and then walked down Canal Street to shop [we were asked every few seconds,,,"You want louie? Coach? I got bags" from the vendors [as you see buying fake handbags is not allowed, but they pegged this crew as a bunch of girls who might like designer hand-bags! This is outside of Wo Hop where we had lunch. Across the street was 20 Mott Street where your Daddy and I got engaged. Posted by Picasa

We went to New York City for your Sweet-16 Birthday is the birthday crew infront of a statue of the famous picture of the skyscraper workers at lunch! Posted by Picasa

Sweet-16.....Sweet-sixteen.....My baby is Sweet-16

I can't believe my baby girl just turned 16....Sweet-Sixteen to be exact!

You are such a wonderful daughter and an amazing young woman. You make your father and I so proud and you fill our home with laughter and joy.

As you move now to the latter years of your teens, please know that we love you with all our hearts. The future is yours to celebrate, to capture and fill with memories, and for you to achieve all of your dreams and wishes.

"Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold, the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul." ~Democritus (460-370BC)

"The essentials to happiness are something to love, something to do, and something to hope for."~William Blake

Happy Sweet-16 Katrina Leigh,,,,,,,we love you dearly.