On this very night
20 years ago..
Papa Spoonful and I were about to become parents for the first time.
Sweet baby M ( miss teen spoonful) was born 12:04 am
.. She was born on the 4th minute of the 4th day of then 4th month.
I just can't believe it has been 20 years.
She has brought us so much joy..
from those first steps, the Barney years, Happy Meal lunches, Cat collecting, Kindergarten graduation, Toby's secret club, Beanie baby mania, Fishing with dad, Rugrats and Catdog cartoons, Guitar lessons, Middle school graduation, Jurassic park movies, Proms, Art shows, High School graduation, Learning to drive, her recent college honor society induction,
to.. I could go on forever.
~ She has absolutely blessed our lives with love, pride, knowledge and laughter.
Since we are all busy on Monday with work, school and clubs
we had the birthday celebration yesterday.
We enjoyed a great dinner and had many delicious treats to choose from.
Selfie spoonful and I had to drive to downtown Baltimore
to the fantastic french bakery Patiserre Poupon to get these fancy macarons.
They are Miss Teen Spoonful's favorite!
She was pleasantly surprised.
I made a strawberry shortcake
and Miss Teen Spoonful made a lemon poppy seed cake
Here she is earlier making her cake.
Papa Spoonful lighting the candles..
She LOVED that we put the candles on the macarons.
as Marie Antoinette once said, Let them eat cake!
Miss Teen spoonful's cake was delicious!
Present time was fun..
She received many nice gifts and lots of cash
but her favorites were ....
This is portrait of herself created with Prisma colored pencils
And this incredible Sushi trinket box
both handmade by her little sister.
The box says Sushi Time..
The chopsticks and things on the top were made from polymer clay.
oh... and that is real rice.
What a special little gift!
It was a great celebration!!!
Happy 20th Birthday!!
Now that she is 20 ~ what shall we call Miss Teen Spoonful??
As for these final hours of this fun weekend,
I am going to fight Darla Lewinsky for my chair..
put my feet up,
reflect and offer thanks to all that is good in our lives.
Have a fantastic week.