May 18, 2014

Teens, Teams and a Trolley Ride!

Thankfully, Mother Nature cooperated for Emma's 16th birthday on Saturday. 
 We've had something special planned for weeks and we were completely dependent on the weather because we were all going to be outside for 4+ hours.
 We rented this lovely trolley from the Grand Rapids Trolley Company to drive us to and from the West Michigan Whitecaps baseball Saturday evening game.
We had tickets behind home plate.
Emma got to throw out the opening pitch (along with a few others who were also celebrating birthdays).
She was also up on the big-screen for everyone to sing her "Happy Birthday" (yes, she was totally embarrassed).
Then, she had cupcakes delivered to her and her friends during the game (YUM).
The evening ended with fireworks and then a ride back home on the trolley, where the party continued with presents, more food and a sleepover.
It was a night to remember.  

Thank you Mother Nature for keeping the rain and snow away.
PS.  Blogging friends...thank you all the birthday wishes for Emma.  I still can't believe my baby is 16!

22 comments:

NanaDiana said...

WOWWWWW!!!!!!! What a way to celebrate turning 16! That is a birthday celebration she will NEVER forget. You did good, Mom...very very good! She is a beautiful girl! xo Diana

Lynne said...

WOW . . . what a fun sixteenth birthday for Emma!
And now momma is next . . . (Not 16th though!)

Lutka And Co. said...

What a wonderful day for you all! Glad the weather cooperated :)

Margaret said...

What a great birthday. I think that is such a unique way to celebrate. I'm sure everyone had a great time. The sleepover was proudly amazing too! Glad the weather cooperated! Party on Emma!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wow! How fabulous! Happy Birthday sweet Emma! Would you consider letting some of your Mom's friends come along next year? Have a FUN weekend with your sweet family! Hugs, Diane

Lee said...

HaPpY (belated) BiRtHdAy to Emma!
You planned a terrific celebration!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Emma!! Love the trolley ride!!

Looks like you had great weather!!

Happy sweet 16 to Emma!!

Thanks for stopping by, Kim!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Jboo said...

Wow -- what a fabulous birthday! So happy the weather cooperated! Yay Emma!!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a special way to celebrate a B-Day! I'm sure everyone had a blast:@)

laurie -magpie ethel said...

What a super awesome party! Definitely one that she and her friends will always remember..you only turn 16 once!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

What a fab and memorable way to celebrate her sweet 16...embarrassing big screen and all. Love the trolley too.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh how fun!! Lovely pictures and thank goodness for good weather!! :) Looks like a special and very rememberable birthday celebration! Hugs, Holly

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a wonderful, and very original birthday celebration! So happy that Mother Nature cooperated.

Pam Kessler said...

Is it sad that we have to be thankful for no snow IN MAY! Glad the girls had a great time. Too cool that she got to throw out a pitch!

vintage grey said...

Wow, what an awesome sweet 16!! So happy you had wonderful weather! A day she will treasure and always remember!! xo Heather

A Little Creation said...

What an awesome birthday day!
You can plan my birthday any day.
Happy Birthday to Emma.
Chris =]

LBP said...

What a great birthday party! A trolley ride! That is so special. She will remember that day for the rest of her life.

Blessings

Linda

Corey Moortgat said...

Holy Cow! Now there's a sweet sixteen she won't forget! And I'm sure her friends won't forget either! They look like such a nice group of girls... Happy Birthday again to Emma!

Jodee said...

Oh my word! What an amazing night! It looks like everyone had sooo much fun! Great pictures! Happy Sweet 16 to your sweet gal!

P.S. Was it a surprise or did she know?!

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Courtney said...

What an awesome birthday party!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

That is such an unforgettable 16th birthday. Toronto has a streetcar system, so I have a fondness for electric trolley cars! How awesome that she's threw an opening pitch!! You are a fabulous family.