Success is not final, failure is not fatal - it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Sir Winston Churchill

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Sweet 16

Our "baby" turned 16 on Friday and had a birthday party with friends yesterday.
Up until Thursday, the weather forecast looked good. Then it changed... :-(
It sprinkled some in the morning, cleared up for a while and right when her friends were supposed to come over the tornado sirens went off. Thankfully nothing happened and they were still able to celebrate.
For a while they just hung out in the garage until it stopped raining, and then they had their water balloon fight and even jumped in the pool. Way to cold for me, but when you're young, those things don't seem to matter as much.
Overall it all worked out and Nadia had a fun night celebrating with friends. 

Unser "Baby" wurde am Freitag 16 und gestern hat sie dann mit ihren Freunden gefeiert.
Bis Donnerstag sah die Wettervorhersage noch gut aus, dann hat sie sich leider geaendert. :-(
In der Frueh hat es ein bissl geregnet, dann war's fuer eine Weile ok, und genau um die Zeit als ihre Freunde kommen sollten ging die Tornado Sirene los. Gott sei Dank ist nichts passiert und Nadia konnte feiern.
Eine zeitlang waren alle in der Garage und haben darauf gewarted, dass es zu regnen aufhoert. Danach konnten sie dann wie geplant eine Wasserballonschlacht haben und sie waren sogar mutig genug in den Pool zu huepfen. Mir waere das Wasser ja zu kalt gewesen, aber wenn man so jung ist, stoert das nicht so. 
Im Grossen und ganzen hat alles geklappt und Nadia hatte Spass mit ihren Freunden.


  1. They grow up so fast, don't they? And heck, I'd like to be 16 again too!
    Wishing her a very Happy Birthday

  2. Happy birthday to her. Wishing her a wonderful year ahead. And happy birthing day to you Anke :)

  3. happy birthday to your sweet sixteen girl :) congrats on your older daughter getting into honors!! so many exciting things happening to your little ones who are not so little :)

  4. Happy birthday to your beautiful girl Anke. It sounds like they all had a great time celebrating even if there was a little rain.

  5. A happy birthday to you both! Glad she was able to celebrate despite the rain :)

  6. Oh my goodness.....I just realized that I have been reading your blog for a long time...and have watched these girls grow up!!! Sweet 16!!....hard to believe. Happy Birthday Nadia!!

  7. Happy sweet 16 to Nadia. My goodness, she looks JUST LIKE YOU!! Lovely.