Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wordful Wednesday - My Baby Isn't A Baby Anymore

My oldest turned 18 on Saturday.  I haven't taken it so well.  I'm torn between feelings of sadness, bitterness, relief, and just general confusion.  Sunday I hosted a birthday party for her at a local ice cream shop and later that night she moved in with her boyfriend.  It's hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that my baby girl isn't my baby anymore.

Family and friends gathered at Ice Scream, an ice cream shop filled with sci-fi and horror wonderments.  Before we indulged in cupcakes and ice cream, guests were treated to a movie and popcorn in the theater located in the basement.  We watched HOP, the movie about the Easter Bunny.  The movie was okay and the setting was comfortable.  The beginning was a little rocky because the store owner's son graced us with his ornery presence.  I tried to be nice but he was causing everyone to be distracted from the movie.  Finally, Shelby's boyfriend took him back upstairs and let the store owner know he needed to watch his own son.  It wasn't up to us to control him.

My mother made two small individual cakes for Shelby.



Logan munched on a triple chocolate cone, otherwise known as Sith.  All ice cream flavors are named after sci-fi and horror characters.

The walls were covered top to bottom in memorabilia.  There were also cases filled with figurines.  All in all, Shelby's first birthday party as an official adult went well.


Raquel said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter, she's gorgous! Time flies, my oldest daughter is nearly 10 and it seems like yesterday she was crawling around.

Stacy Uncorked said...

Happy Birthday to Shelby - she's gorgeous!

She didn't waste any time, did she? ((HUGZ!)) I'm going to be an ugly mess when Princess Nagger grows up and moves out. She keeps saying she's never moving out - that she'll live with us forever...bet she'll be changing her tune 9 years from now or less. ;)

That ice cream place sounds so cool! What a great way to celebrate - aside from the disruptive owner's son, that is. ;)

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Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I wanna go! And I LOVE how they name their treats. :) Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

OMGosh I would be annoyed with the son.

The party sounds and looks amazing!!! I want an ice cream shop with a movie theater!

Epic said...

Wow! Happy birthday to your baby girl! Cool birthday site my hubby would definitely love having his party there!
Thanks for visiting me from UBP12

VickeC said...

Happy Birthday to your Daughter,she is a pretty young lady

Gina said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter :) I thought I was having a hard time wrapping my head around my son starting junior high next year, but 18 and moving out, hugs mama :)