We tried to throw a surprise birthday party for Carmen a couple of weeks ago. Turns out one of the invitees accidentally spilled the beans early, but Carmen kept that to herself and faked it well!
She was a little surprised at how many people were there - it was in the neighbourhood of 30 kids waiting for her when she got to Lloyd's Roller Rink!
Pictures like this one above make me think of Cat's Cradle.
We sang her 'Happy Birthday' right away and then Ken and I got out of there. It sounds like everyone had a great time, and I was happy to plan something special to mark this milestone for Carmie.
Carmen got busy with being 16 years old. Two days after her birthday she scored her driver's licence and started her National Lifeguard Certification, which she has now completed - so she will be driving herself to work as a lifeguard this summer. She went out with like 5 guys 3 days after her birthday, but I don't think that really counts as a date, haha.
It's been a busy couple of weeks for this Sweet Sixteen-Year-Old and she has one more busy week ahead: basketball playoffs! Her school team went 10-0 this season, and we are looking forward to continuing the streak!
Edit March 13, 2015: City Champs!!!