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Friday, October 31, 2008

photostory friday - don't drink, don't smoke, don't vote - coz you can't! HAHA 17's crap! shame!

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

so went the lovingly penned endearment from her 19 year old sister on the occasion of her 17th birthday. well, that's the way it is here in new zealand anyway. it AAAAAAAAAAAAAAL comes together at 18:

- get married without permission
- vote
- drink
- smoke

....well, legally...

so without further ado, many pictures of my cutie miss 17...

sometimes i wonder if she's been the victim of an alien abduction
i mean, who can resist THAT face?
miss 17 is a go-getter. she's a field hockey goalie. she's a brilliant public speaker. she's creative. she's great with kids. she's a drummer in two bands. she plays badminton. she's on the city youth council. she loves drama. she's even been eeling.

she was leader of her college junior debate team (during the 'beanie' phase)
she plays guitar. (aren't all drummers closet guitarists?)
her band's released a CD
rockin' it out since the year 2000
of course there have been cuts and bruises along the way. this happened when i was in bed nursing a breast infection with a 2 week old (miss 12). my BF had brought her 10 year old to stay and she was spinning miss 4 (as she was at the time) on an office chair downstairs. here's the result. i dragged my sorry arse out of bed to take her to the doctors to get stitches. because miss 17 is quite the fruit loop, many say they stitched her head too tight that day!
she's got her driver's licence (well, most of it), and she rides a scooter too

she did martial arts for a while as well
and when the need arises, she scrubs up rather well. could he be any more smitten?
one thing she ain't...

SHY!!!
this is the first time she's ever worn a cut off mini skirt. sometimes i wonder if she was dropped on her head when i wasn't looking
miss 19 decorated her cake this year. after much hesitation when i asked, she casually threw this together...
she's also known this gal for quite a while...
in case you're wondering, yes, her knees STILL look like that!
friendship is...matching knitted hats
HAPPY BIRTHDAY K-DOG!!!
We love you!

34 comments:

Chris said...

That's exactly what my knees look like. I wish I was kidding.
Happy 17th -- it's not that bad (of course, it was a long time ago...)
I think all children are some kind of alien hybrid.
Do you guys do Halloween down there?

Kary said...

AWWWWW!! What a bittersweet time for you!! I'm right behind you, girlfriend!! My dd turns 18 on Dec. 4th--where did the time go?
on another note, thanks so much for taking the time out of your day to stop by my blog and leave such sweet comments!! You made my day, girl!!

Lorina said...

haha.. I love the pictures! You must have alot of fun with that one!!

Lindsay said...

That is the sweetest tribute I think I've read about a sister - really! Funny, truthful, hilarious, serious, poking-fun...everything sisters are about! Happy Birthday Kdog! You've got a wonderful sister...and if I might add you are a wonderful cake decorator!! Not to mention sounds like you're pretty artsy-fartsy....you got it going on!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

aww - I love this - so awesome - I hope my daughter's make each other BDay cakes someday!

WheresMyAngels said...

Happy Birthday To her!

Wow she is so pretty! I could of done with out the head injury though, ha ha.

Good N Crazy said...

I mixed you up with a different scrappymama! Ha!

But oh my heck she is awesome. Not shy indeed!

I love that cake, great idea!

Cecily R said...

Ohhhhhhh I am not ready for my kids to grow up...

But here's hoping I can be a mom to my someday 17 year olds like you are to yours.

Amanda said...

That picture of her head injury looks worse than a horror movie.
EEEW.

Miss 19 did a great job on the very cool cake.

And the picture of Kdog and her date was soooo cute.

Happy Birthday Sue Jr.

Mom24 said...

What an awesome birthday post. Happy Birthday miss 17. My daughter's 16 and I can't believe how much older your daughter seems! She's beautiful and she must be very self-confident. Those stitches? Ouch!

latree said...

happy happy birthday...

oh she's every woman, she's soooooo coooool!!!

gigi said...

I love the walk through memory lane. What a beautiful girl, all your family is beautiful. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Maggie May said...

Lovely photos but the one of the clipped chheks looks painful!

Kat said...

What a fabulous birthday post to a fabulous girl!
Happy Birthday!!!

Autumn said...

Aw happy birthday! She looks like a great kid!!

Turbo: said...

I think I started following your blog when K-Dog took over during your holiday in the States! She's a word smithy to boot!!!

Pass along birthday bests from Ioway!!!

Hannah Noel said...

Great PSF! Gosh she is quite accomplished isn't she?

CrackerJacks said...

Such a beautiful trip down memory lane. She's a beautiful girl! Happy Birthday!

You Have Been Booed!.

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

I can't stand to think of the day I write this post about my oldest boy--a 7-year-old. But, as I look at yours, I see so much joy in the process that it makes me look forward to it. Step by step, right?

My fav is the one with hair clips on her face. OUCH!!!! She's got personality.

Happy Halloween!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Happy birthday! She's an amazing girl.

lisaschaos said...

Happy birthday to your little lady! :) Lots of nice memories. :)

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

This is a beautiful post showing all the different pieces of her. She sounds like a wonderful well rounded daughter.

Jientje said...

Congratulations to the bithdau girl!!! She is soooooo talented!

Susie said...

Happy Birthday Miss 17! What a sweet tribute to a beautiful girl. I think my favorite picture is the one with the hair clips on the cheeks!

Kristi Smith said...

Happy Birthday!!! Those are my knees too (I thought I was the only one that had those knees)! ;)

Great cake!

She seems to be very talented, very busy too!

Liz said...

Happy Birthday!! What a sweet birthday post!!

tommie said...

Those are the cutest pictures! Sounds like she is growing into a confident wonderful young woman.....something I want for my own little girl!

Melinda said...

That girl wears many hats. She looks so pretty all dressed up. She seems so much like you- not shy at all is she?!
Happy Birthday K-Dog!!!

imbeingheldhostage said...

What a terrific bday post! She's going to go grab the world now. Happy 17!!

Shellie said...

She sounds delightful! 17 is still fun.

The Mom Bomb, a/k/a Folksy Mama said...

She's gorgeous and looks so much fun!

Casey's trio said...

Happy birthday to Miss 17! Looks like she has had quite a ride so far:)

Tres Chic Boutique said...

You make such great tributes! Such a fun mom :)

Heather

auntiegwen said...

A very happy birthday to your beautiful daughter. May she always be as loved.