Generally, sister gifts are first.
And this time was no exception!
Nothing like a silly birthday message/inside joke from one sister to the other!
I love that I was able to capture this moment!
Grace gave her some make-up supplies as well as a gorgeous band for her Apple Watch (which I realized when I was putting this post together I did not take a picture of yet).
In which David presents Emma with the gift his parents sent.
A much wished for riding jacket!
Time for her gift from mama and daddy.
Just like when Grace turned sixteen, we gifted Emma with a necklace of what the sky looked like when she was born. We also purchased her sun, moon and rising sign natal chart and reading as well.
Ready for her birthday gathering!
The girls get started.
Hard at work.
The girls did such a fabulous job creating their wreaths! Each one was as beautiful and unique as they are! Such a perfect way to celebrate Emma's sweet sixteen! After this they headed out for Starbucks and shopping in Hudson, then came back and watched a movie before Emma had to head to her riding lesson and Mandy and Lucy had to head home. It was a truly perfect day, celebrating the newly minted sixteen year old! Hard to believe that she's sixteen already (and that we won't have any more sixteen year old birthday gatherings in our house again).
Emma Faith, you are an absolute delight of a human and it truly is an honor to be your mama. Getting to be part of your world from the moment you were in my belly and every day since has been the privledge of a liftetime. I have loved watching you grow into the amazing young woman that you are and cannot wait to see what awaits you this year. Wishing you a year as delightful, caring, joy-filled and passionate as you are! You complete our family so beautifully, and I am grateful you chose me to be your mama! Here's to another fabulous trip around the sun! I love you to the moon and back, forever and ever, sweet girl. XO, Mama