last night we celebrated sidney lee's 18th birthday.
it was beautiful and fabulous.
i am so thankful for her and it was wonderful to spend a night with family and friends celebrating.
here are the pictures from the night:
always a big story to tell...it runs in the family.
such great facial expressions - more to come...get excited.
sl's friends that came over to help celebrate.
always so much fun.
singing happy birthday.
some of the aunts.
listening to one of those big tales i mentioned earlier.
further evidence of my family's big tales. i think my uncle [in the red] was talking about the last fish he caught. except when he told me the story, his arms were nowhere near as wide.
madre and the birthday girl.
sl checking out the shirt that all her friends signed for her birthday.
of course mom needed to document the evening on video. she's getting a message from all the guests to the birthday girl.
speaking of home videos, i love to watch home videos - they're my favorite.
we played with the new cellphone - part of sl's present.
and we pulled out the baby book and looked at sidney's pictures.
which turned into looking at old yearbooks when my dad and uncles were in high school.
which led to....you guessed it, more big tales.
about their dating years. and apparently some heated discussion between my aunt and worker man.
opening gifts, more of those beautiful expressions.
we had such a good time!
and just for good measure, happy birthday sidney lee!
[i only texted/told her happy birthday 1.8 million times yesterday]