Our family tradition for seveteenth birthdays is to take the child out for a "fancy" dinner. Nathalie chose to have me make her dress rather than buying one as she HATES shopping for clothes. She agonized for weeks over which restaurant to choose. Several of her first choices were closed for the season. She finally decided on "On the Waterfront" in New London.
It's hard for me to believe that my cute little girl is seventeen and will be heading to South Carolina for college at the end of August.