Wednesday, July 14, 2010

happy birthday to Faith!

{17!}
{Faith's birthday table}
Faith turned 17! We had a little family party for her a few nights ago.
Here is the wooden birthday girl I made for her a couple years ago. Disaster will befall her by the end of the evening.

I surprised Faith by buying ingredients for Shirley Temples. She loved them!
The birthday tradition in our family is that the birthday boy or girl gets to choose the dinner. She chose salmon with brown sugar glaze, Rice-a-Roni, broccoli, and fruit salad.
Opening the gifts. She was very gracious.
She had so many candles on the cake at her advanced age of 17 that the birthday girl ignited!
Sadly, her crown is singed and her ruffle burned off almost completely, but Faith still loves her and insists she doesn't want her to be refurbished for her 18th birthday--instead, she wants her atop her cake just as she is.

Happy birthday, Faith! You are an awesome daughter, fashion consultant, and friend!

21 comments:

Micaela said...

awww HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your beautiful daughter!

Truly, you have such a lovely family.

i love the traditions i see you've woven with all your children.

it's absolutely precious xo

Kelly and Kelly said...

happy birthday faith!

cakesniffer said...

Awww, Happy Birthday.

Yum! Shirley temples AND Rice-a-roni. Brings me back...

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Happy birthday, what a sweet celebration! I love that she is wearing her birthday crown!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday to Faith! Hope she had a wonderful day.
I have to say that I have stalked your blog for the last couple of days and have really enjoyed reading it. I completely love the traditions you have made also and I'm looking at getting a few of the books on your bookstore - I really want to have traditions for my own family and want to start while Bella is very young.

Joy said...

17! Wow, I remember her 15th birthday was shortly after I started reading your blog. It looks like a lovely one! Happy birthday, Faith!

melissa s. said...

happy birthday beautiful, crafty faith!

Tammie said...

happy birthday to faith. shes so lovely!

and that cake looks delicious.

Elfin Goddess said...

Happy Birthday Faith! You're just as gorgeous as your mum! Mary Beth - I love how you've 'decorated' the cake with flowers! Such a simple, beautiful idea!

Denise C. said...

Happy Birthday Faith!

vincent said...

What a beautiful celebration, done with style! Happy Birthday!

MadameRenard said...

What a lovely girl!
Happy birthday, Faith!

Sara said...

Happy Birthday to you both!! What a wonderful family you have and Faith is such a lovely, poised young lady.

That cake looks so good and I almost forgot about Shirley Temples!! How fun!

Woodspritemama said...

Happy Birthday to your girl!
We do the same dinner tradition here - makes for some interesting meals! :)

Andrea said...

Aw, poor little wooden birthday girl! I love your birthday tables and the flowers on the cake so lovely! How fun to have teenagers and little ones at the same time!

Ella said...

Faith is so gorgeous, really!

Maiz Connolly said...

Happy birthday, Faith! Your party looks like it was perfect!

kristen said...

Happy Birthday to your birthday girl!

lillypalmas said...

Happy Birthday Faith <3<3<3

Personalized Chocolate Gifts said...

Belated happy birthday..your daughter had another wonderful year and hoping that she would continue to give you joy and hope in life...

a friend to knit with said...

awww. happy (belated) birthday to your gorgeous daughter!