Monday, December 07, 2009

Seventeen!

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My baby turns 17 today!


She's thinking of becoming a pastry chef! That's her first creation from her Easy-Bake Oven and this is a cake she made earlier this year...

She's 17! Next thing I know she's going to look like this...

Halloween ~ Winner of the best costume



Happy Birthday Lauren! Your mama loves you so much!!!

Note: I'll have photos from the flea market tomorrow. If you scroll down you can see the one photo I posted yesterday.


57 comments:

Claudia said...

Happy 17th Birthday to Lauren! I so enjoyed seeing all the photos of her through the years.

xo
Claudia

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Lauren and what a beautiful cake! Maybe we'll see you on Food Network Challenge one day :).

Lisa

Sadie said...

Gosh, they grow up quickly. I've got a little tear pricking my eyes because my daughter is only 3, but I know as quick as a flash I'll be writing 'my baby is 17 today' and the thought makes my heart sink.

Happy Birthday to your daughter, she has grown into a beauty. And a talented one at that, the cake is gorgeous.

Sadie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday to Lauren! It goes by so quickly! enjoy this special time! I LOVE the photos of the flea market! What an amazing day! I am in AWE!!!

Susie Q said...

Happy 17th BD to your beautiful daughter. What a talent she has for pastry!
She may well have her own show on Food Network someday!

Love,
Sue

Laura said...

Happy Birthday Lauren! What a talent for decorating cakes! A day of blessings to you from Our Scented Cottage.

Sandy said...

Lovely pictures and a charming talent daughter. Best wishes Lauren.

Susan Wicker said...

Congratulations to your daughter on her 17th birthday. She is very lovely....like her Mama. Enjoy your blog so much. Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Beverly said...

Happy Birthday to your Lauren. Once a beauty, always a beauty.

I hope you both have a wonderful celebration.

Susan said...

What a beautiful young woman!
I hope your birthday is filled with joy!
Susan

Lou Cinda said...

Happy Birthday to Lauren. She is beautiful Cindy. I know you are so proud of her. And that cake is gorgeous!

Lou Cinda :)

Pam said...

Happy Birthday Lauren. She grew up to be so pretty from a cute little girl.
Pam

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Cindy,
They grow up so quickly don't they?
Happy Birthday to Lauren. What a beautiful cake she made!
Hugs, Ann

Anna said...

Wszystkiego najlepszego Lauren!!!!! Spełnienia marzeń!!!!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Birthday Lauren!!

AmyG said...

Congratulations on turning 17 enjoy your teen years, they go so quickly. My DD is 24 now and each stage has been so special to be able take the journey with her. Your cake is just stunning!
I see you are creative just like your Mom, Wonderful.

stefanie said...

Happy Birthday Lauren, you are gorgeous

Cass @ That Old House said...

A very Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter, Lauren. She is not only beautiful, but clearly very talented! Wow -- I don't know anyone who can decorate a cake like that! It's fabulous.

And isn't it just astounding how our kids get older, yet we remain forever young? :-P I need to believe that -- my older girl will be 24 in February. ACK!

Cass

Elsie said...

Cindy~ WOW,she is the spiting image
of you. She has come a long way from that easy bake oven. That cake
looks great,wonderful job and only
17;well 16 when she baked that. Cindy you better watch out some
good lookin' guy will snatch her
up in a heart beat,especially if
she can cook. You have beautiful
children. And to Lauren~HAPPY BIRTHDAY~I hope you have many more.
Want me to send you some may-haw jelly>>LOL>LOL..:O)

PattieJ said...

Happy Bday Lauren!!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Happy Birthday to your baby!! They grow up so fast (: I think she would be an amazing pastry chef, her cake is beautiful!
Hugs~Kelly

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Cindy,
Lauren is a beautiful young lady.
Got a real kick out of all her growing up photos. How cute she is
and still is!
Happy 17th Birthday Lauren!
I think she would be a dandy pastry chef, that cake is gorgeous!
She has talents quite like her Mommy I see!
Blessings, Nellie

Wendy said...

Lauren, Happy Birthday!!!!!

I don't know how they grow up so fast either! I ask them to stop, but it doesn't work!

Hope the two of you have a wonderful day :)

Sharon~heartsongs said...

That is wonderful!!
Happy Birthday to Lauren!
(My youngest turned 28 on Saturday.)

Lisa @ akawest said...

Happy Birthday!!! I know all too well how the years fly. My baby is 17, and her sister is 22.

Erin said...

Happy Birthday to your baby. I watched the HGTV special last night. So awesome.

Sue said...

Happy Birthday to Lauren!!! Don't blame you one bit for being a proud mom!!!

Pam said...

Oh she is so pretty! Happy Birthday!

maría cecilia said...

Cindy, your Lauren is so, so cute, look at her while growing up, how sweet!!!!!!
Send her my best wishes and happy birthday!!!
Cariños
Maria Cecilia

sissie said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. She is so pretty.

Carolyn said...

Happy Birthday to Lauren. Cute seeing her grow up!Love the cake she made.

Carolyn

BellaRosa said...

Que Bella! Happy birthday to your beautiful Lauren! Besos, Rose

P.s. I loved looking at those pictures of your daughter...but I bet in your hearts eye, you have a special picture of her VERY young and no matter how old she gets, when you look at her, that is what you see :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter Lauren! What a neat post, thanks for sharing it! Cindy

geovnna said...

UN MUY FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS LAURITA.

TE DESEO LO MEJOR DESDE ESTA PEQUEÑA TIERRA LLAMADA COSTA RICA.

ESPERO QUE LO HAYAS PASADO DE MARAVILLA JUNTO A TU HERMANO Y MAMA.

TODAS LAS LAURAS SON MUY BUENAS GENTE.

JIJIJIJI (MI HIJA MAYOR TAMBIEN SE LLAMA LAURA)

>PURA VIDA.

GEOVANNA

Pat said...

A beautiful young lady! I absolutely love the cake...she is on her way to being a pro. Thank you for sharing ~

Bambi said...

What a sweetheart. Happy Birthday Lauren!!

susan said...

Cindy-They grow up before you know it--what a beautiful young lady! My daughter had an easy bake too--I'm afraid she was not as inspired to greater things as Lauren :) I left a link to you on my today's post! Thanks again for your help :)

desiree said...

Happy Birthday to Lauren. Cindy...they grow so fast. I know you know that! Hope you guys have a special day.

Gayla said...

Happy Birthday to Lauren! What a beauty! Just shows you that the best creations her beautiful and talented mama did weren't blue and white!!! ha ha! Seriously I know you are so proud. Much hugs!!! === gayla

Come sign up at Oatmeal and Whimsy for my giveaway!!!

Esther Sunday said...

Happy birthday, Lauren!!!!

Cindy, she has almost exact coloring as my girl, who will be 18on the 10th! The pic with the Lion King shirt holding the dessert - almost the splitting image!! My girl had a bob with bangs at that age too!

Beverly@My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Happy 17th to your sweet Lauren. How fun seeing her as she was as a little girl. Love that hair and freckles on her nose. My 3 boys all had red hair, different shades and lots of freckles.
Have a great celebration.

Kelee Katillac said...

Congrats Cindy!

and Lauren...... looks like job well-done mom!!!!


love, kelee

Kim said...

Happy Birthday! She's lovely :)

My stepson just graduated from the California School of Culinary Arts Le Cordon Bleu and they have an awesome (if on the expensive side) pastry program (there is a totally official name for it that I really don't know. He did the full program.) Best of luck!

Cottage Rose said...

HAPPY 17th BIRTHDAY Lauren; how cute your were as a little girl.. and now how Beautiful you are as a young Woman.. I hope your day was filled with joy and happiness... all those photos are so adorable...

Hugs;
Alaura

DreamgirlLisa said...

What a sweet post! Happy Birthday Lauren, and what a beautiful cake! Fabulous! I love to bake too, and my mom was a cake decorator for years, my uncle still owns a bakery in Pacifica.

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday Lauren, Such cute pictures through the years. She looks like you Cindy and sure has her mom's talents. The cake is beautiful. You have every right to be so very proud Mamma!
Hugs,
Lynn

Risa said...

Oh 17 is a fun age! Best wishes to her.

Baba's Special Babies said...

Wishing Lauren a "happy birthday".. it was also my birthday today...what a delightful looking cake..

Chari said...

Hi Cindy...

Ohhh my...I know that you are a proud mama!!! Your Lauren is absolutely gorgeous...she could be a model! And...I think she looks just like her mama!!!

Happy Birthday, Lauren! Sending you my very best wishes for the best birthday ever, Sweetie!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

PS...what a talented girl! That cake is beautiful!!!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Happy Birthday Lauren! You have grown into a lovely lady from an adorable little girl!

GWENDOLYN said...

Your daughter is beautiful. Happy Birthday to Lauren. Blessings!
Gwen

Dreamer Jean said...

s-w-eeeee-t. Happy Birthday Lauren and congratulations Mama Cindy!

***Jeannie

Donna said...

Happy birthday to Lauren! Looks like she's a natural as a pastry chef! Last week I posted about my Amanda turning 24! Where do the years go when it comes to our babies?? Hope you all had a wonderful day celebrating!!... Donna

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

Wishing Lauren a very Happy Birthday! The photos you chose of are simply lovely. She is a beautiful young lady.

It's apparent she shares her mother's creative talents. The cake is gorgeous!!

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Erica said...

Happy '17'th Birthday Lauren!!!!!!

What a gorgeous cake......:-)

Kim said...

How sweet! She is gorgeous. Happy belated birthday to her.

Elle X said...

Happy Birthday, Lauren! And many, many more!