Sunday, July 12, 2009

happy birthday Faith!

Faith turned sixteen this weekend! We had a fun family party for her on Sunday night.
Nature table transformed into birthday table. I made the crown and the cake topper last year.
Fresh bouquet from the cutting garden for her birthday table. I'm loving those bachelor buttons.
Cookies--the traditional number cookies with some woodland creatures thrown in. We bought the animal cookie cutters on our recent Ikea trip. They are so great--exactly my taste: moose, fox, hedgehog, snail, bear cub, and squirrel. So good!
Dieter made a special cookie for Faith. "With love for Faithy on her birthday," he said.
A calm moment before the party. Love those brief lulls.
Faith with her friend Kaylyn, who designed and sewed the dress Faith is wearing. My brother in the background, playing field hockey with the little kids.
Rainer taking a turn hitting the dino pinata.
Look at all that loot!
The birthday girl with her presents. I love her nails here.
The cake. My mom crushes fresh raspberries into the frosting. Faithy's favorite.

Happy birthday Faith! You are a sweet and smart girl, loving big sister, and a fabulous daughter. Have a great year!

18 comments:

Liliana said...

AUGURI DI BUON COMPLEANNO FAITH!!=^_^= Baci dall'Italia,ciao Lilly xoxox

ENERJÄ° said...

Happy Birthday:)))

trinsch said...

happy birthday! what a sweet smile, what a sweet girl :)

Jessica said...

You guys really celebrated a special birthday in style! I think Faith is falling into your footsteps in sewing clothing...her dress looks great!!

Joy said...

There are so many things here I want to comment on. Happy birthday to Faith! Dieter's comment melts me. Rainer's hair does the same; he looks fantastic! Faith's nails are adorable; the cake even more adorable. I'm sure I forgot something! I love seeing other family's celebrations. Thanks for sharing yours.

lovestitches said...

Happy birthday to Faith. I love Dieters cookie so much and oh my gosh Rainer looks adorable with that hair.

kirsten said...

happy birthday to your beautiful girl!

(and i was JUST at IKEA - I didn't know about those cookie cutters, darn it!)

Charisse said...

Awwwww Happy birthday to her. It looks like it was a wonderful weekend.

kirsten said...

happy birthday to your beautiful girl!

(and i was JUST at IKEA - I didn't know about those cookie cutters, darn it!)

Julie said...

Happy Sweet 16 to Faith... it looks like a wonderful family celebration!

michelle said...

What a sweet birthday party! I discovered your blog after following a link off someone else's. You are a great mom! I loved the number cookies that you made for the party. What recipe do you use for those? They look yummy.

Mary Beth said...

Thanks everyone, for your sweet comments.

Michelle--I actually used a different recipe for the cookies this time--just a standard butter-sugar cookie. I was unhappy with it, though, because the dough was incredibly soft and hard to work with and the cookies spread more than I like. My other recipe has some shortening in it, though (along with butter) . . . Ideally I would find a recipe with all butter but that is easy to work with and really holds the cookie cutter shape.

hanna said...

Happy birthday Faith, looks like such a lovely celebration. Love the flowers from the garden.
(she looks a lot like mum in a couple of those photos). And look how big Rainer looks - lots of hair.

Sara said...

Beautiful!

Diane said...

Happy Birthday Faith!
I think it's wonderful that you make the effort to create such special birthdays for your family.
Rainer is looking so well, and so grown-up! He looks like such a little boy in that photo, not a baby at all.

Miss L's Craft Room said...

Happy Birthday Faith!

Andrea said...

I love the woodland cookie cutters (I have a fantastic sugar cookie recipe--all butter, with powdered sugar and almond extract--that's great to work with and makes light, flaky cookies--not sure where it's from, though; I photocopied it many years ago) and I love that you have a 16-year old that lets you put a crown on her head and a peg doll on her birthday cake!

Our Green Nest said...

Aaaw, happy birthday! Hope the pretty birthday girl had a wonderful night!