Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Celebrating Sweet Sixteen!!

Tessa's Sweet Sixteen celebration started with our traditional birthday jump while being serenaded by her mother, father and sister! So how did she get so tall??

She then enjoyed breakfast in bed with her requested menu of overnight waffles with strawberries, whip cream and cinnamon syrup with a side of bacon!
After breakfast we headed down to NW 23rd for a little shopping....Tessa found two pairs of shoes, a dress and a few other odds and ends.

This picture really has nothing to do with Tessa's birthday other than it is one of the stores we went into - I thought their fake grass covered floor was kind of fun and aren't those shoes cute! Those are actually Cali's feet but she is wearing Tessa's shoes. Wish my feet were as big as the girls so I could share shoes too!
Then we enjoyed lunch at our favorite pizza place on NW 23rd!
After lunch and shopping Tessa was treated to a pedicure - what a princess!

We we got home she was greeted by a decorated room compliments of her new Laurel class! A nice welcome to the group. Her room was covered in hearts and curly ribbon!

For dinner Tessa asked to go to Rockbotton Brewery, a favorite place to eat in downtown Portland. We love their huge pretzels and yummy cheese/spinach dip!!

After dinner we headed home for present opening....a cute scarf from her sister.

A denim jacket from Logan, and lots of other fun stuff including some cute new jewelry.

A gift from mom and dad was a birthstone (ruby) ring - it is her Virtue Ring. To remind her of what a virtuous and loving daughter of our Heavenly Father she is and that the price of a virtuous woman is far above rubies.

And then we celebrated with cake - a strawberry shortcake cake! The Osbornes joined us as did Tessa's friends Kara and Sarah.

After dessert Tessa, Kara and Sarah settled in to watch one of Tessa's favorite movies - Little Rascals!

It was a busy and fun day! Happy birthday Tessa!!


Clark said...

Oh and don't forget she got a very expensive phone call from her favorite older brother. Just so everyone knows I am alive and well. Since my mom seems to have forgotten about me (It has been over two weeks and six blog posts since she has even mentioned my name), you can catch up on what I have been doing on my own blog which there is a link for in the side bar.

Leigh Anne Wilkes said...

Clark who?????

Tamara said...

Glad to see that Clark is reading all the blogs and keeping up. Love all of your blogs!