Originally posted November 27, 2011
A rare November Saturday. Blue sky, mild day. Thanksgiving weekend. Perfect for giving thanks for a lovely girl celebrating her special day.Shir Ami in Richboro, transformed for family and friends.Beautiful girl. Proud moment. And now, for the celebration…bring on the kids…soccer is a major part of her life, can you tell?Big brother dominated the dance floor. This family knows how to have a blast!Surrounded by friends, old and new. A rare, solemn moment.Then, back to the festivities. Everyone was on the dance floor last night. Mom and daughter, radiant together. But don’t let dad fool you, he was all about the dancing, too!Love her face. Fear and hilarity overlapped as they lifted her.I have to say, this was one of the fiercest Coke and Pepsi games I’ve seen – these girls compete on the soccer field…and the dance floor. She, of course, triumphed!No one wanted this night to end. Beautiful daughter of a beautiful family, surrounded by friends and loved ones. That’s what it’s all about. It is always inspiring to witness this ritual, a journey to adulthood. Thank you for asking us to be a part of this day.