Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Special day

On Sunday my sweet young lady, Elise, turned 14



A lot of people think she is older than her 16 year old sister. I've always said she's an old soul ... wise beyond her years ... usually. After all, she is still a teenager.


I know she would have preferred to spend the day with her friends but it didn't work out that way. Instead she spent the day with her Mom : ) The weather was just perfect with temps in the upper 70's and we decided to go to Newburyport, MA to walk around for a bit. For some reason I'd never taken her there before and I knew she'd love it because of it's similarity to Portsmouth, NH. We arrived in town right around lunch time so we decided to give The Purple Onion a try. I'm so glad we did! The food was very good!


Elise had the Chicken, Roast Tomato & Basil Panini, while I ordered the Smoked Turkey and Swiss Panini. That's my sandwich in the photo above. Elise kept joking about the holes in my cheese. For some reason it seemed very funny to her. lol!



No, the ceiling isn't dirty. I just felt like adding textures to all the photos




What a great day we had! Even though I don't think it's how my daughter had planned to spend her Birthday, she still seemed to have a good time. Later on, instead of celebrating with cake, our family went out for ice cream.

For gifts Elise is getting a bedroom makeover, something she's wanted for a long time now. If only I could actually get to the walls to paint them! My word that girl has a lot of 'stuff'! In all fairness her bedroom is very small too ... so maybe it just seems like she has a lot of stuff.
We're talking about moving one of the girls into the guest room so I could move Elise into a larger bedroom. My husband and I still have to talk about it a little more before we make the decision.

In my next post I'll show you a few more photos from our trip to Newburyport. There's a special couple I really want you to meet.

25 comments:

Jayne said...

A happy belated birthday to Elise! A bedroom makeover sounds like the perfect gift. I am wanting THAT sandwich for lunch today... yum!

Snappy Di said...

Love the photos.. What a very special day for Elise.

Di
(Holes in cheese is a very good thing!)

natasha said...

Oh Elise is beautiful! Those eyebrows! So perfect!

It sounds like she had a wonderful day with her mum, and a bedroom makeover is an awesome gift!

Happy belated birthday, Elise :)

Riet said...

What a beautiful young lady she is. Happy belated birthday to her. Lovely photo's Sharon
Have a nice day

Dog Trot Farm said...

A belated happy birthday to Elise, what a beautiful young women she is. How special for the two of you to spend the day together. From one mother to another you must be very proud.

Mary said...

Sounds like you both had the perfect day together! Great photos, Sharon -- I love those pendant lights!

Happy belated birthday to your beautiful daughter! I bet you will both have a lot of fun redoing her room, too. :)

Marianne said...

Happy Birthday, Elise! Your name is as lovely as you are. (Tell your mom that my birthday is coming up and I could use a bedroom makeover too!)

The Gathering Place said...

I hope you both had a nice day! What a fun place to be able to visit.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

I would love to spend my birthday in Newburyport!! :)

Happy Birthday to your daughter! ♥

Country Girl said...

As ever, gorgeous photos. Happy Birthday to your girl!!

Kerri said...

Happy Birthday to a beautiful young lady!! It's always fun to have Mom and daughter time :)

Nancy Medina said...

Happy birthday to Elise, I wish I were there to give her a birthday hug in person! xoxox

Laura said...

Happy Birthday to Elise! She has such a beautiful smile!

Carolynn said...

What a great day and a fabulous place to spend it. Your blessed to have such a good relationship with your daughter, especially in her teens.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Birthday to your very pretty daughter!

Spring Lake Farm said...

What a lovely daughter! Congrats, Mom! And, as we say in the South, "You done good"!

Your photos are awesome as always!

Sandy

Sea Witch said...

From one May baby to another, Happy Birthday Elsie. What a lovely day to spend walking around a great little community. Sea Witch

Pat said...

Sounds like a wonderful day with a wonderful girl! And, wow - a great gift - a bedroom makeover! With your taste it should be exquisite.

Aunt LoLo said...

Happy birthday to your sweet girl! And glad you guys got to have fun together. :-)

The Retired One said...

What a wonderful day for BOTH of you..give her a big birthday hug from this blogger! And LOOK at her gorgeous eyes...she is beautiful.

Erica Houskeeper said...

What a beautiful girl! Looks like you had a wonderful day in Newburyport.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Congrats Sharon. She looks like a lovely young lady. I hope she had a great day.

Chatelaine said...

Wow, I would have loved a bedroom makeover when I was 14! She looks like she had a wonderful time and I bet she really enjoyed spending time with you alone.

Newburyport is a great place to spend an afternoon. And a wonderful place for taking photos.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter!
I love one-on-one time with my daughters, they just get busier the older they get. What a lovely town!

M.E.

Frances said...

Elise is adorable! what a beautiful picture of your daughter!

I think you should send the Purple Onion a copy of your sandwich image -- it is perfect!!!!

I hope the tablet helps you with your photo processing. I mainly use mine for Photoshop -- but sometimes I use it as a mouse in other programs.

Sending belated birthday wishes to Elise -- and kudos to you Sharon for such lovely photographs!

Have a wonderful weekend!