Birthday Girl | Sweet Sixteen

While we were in London, we celebrated my daughter's sixteenth birthday.

[Last year, she was in France for her birthday. I sense a pattern now which begs the question - where will she be next June?]

She dislikes it when I take her photo, but I managed to sneak one in.

Remembering her as a baby:

As a Little girl:
Running With Glee

And some silly moments:
Slapped Silly

Oh, how fast they grow up!

On her birthday, we enjoyed afternoon tea at the Wallace Collection's Restaurant:

I learned that afternoon tea for one consists of:
A Pot of Tea (of course)
4 finger sandwiches: Smoked salmon, Cucumber, Ham and Cheese and Egg Salad
3 cakes: a filled cream puff, a filled sponged cake and a delicate tiramisu-like cake
1 scone with clotted cream and jam (clotted cream is like butter)

It was a nice, elegant way to celebrate this milestone.

tinajo  – (June 26, 2013 at 4:21 PM)  

She´s beautiful - happy belated birthday to her! :-)

Nancy  – (June 26, 2013 at 5:13 PM)  

Can think of no better place to celebrate your little girl's birthday. Lovely images Shirley.

Lisa Gordon  – (June 27, 2013 at 1:05 PM)  

What a beautiful young lady she is, Shirley!

Nicki  – (June 27, 2013 at 8:29 PM)  

She has grown into a beautiful young lady with such an engaging smile. Happy Birthday wishes - and I like her celebration style. Perhaps Italy next June?

thekreativelife  – (June 27, 2013 at 10:24 PM)  

Happy be-lated birthday to her! She is such a beautiful girl. And I think she should let you take her photo more often. ;) They just grow up way too quickly!

Sherry  – (June 28, 2013 at 10:21 AM)  

She is just beautiful Shirley! What a wonderful way to spend a birthday. They do grow up quickly...I'm learning that for sure!

Anonymous –   – (June 28, 2013 at 3:55 PM)  

Gorgeous! AND, what a great place to spend her birthday!

Catherine  – (July 1, 2013 at 3:06 PM)  

Belated Joyeuse Anniversaire to your lovely daughter! What a wonderful tradition to be abroad for her me ideas for my boys :)

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