Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead‘s daughter turns 16 today! Can you believe it?!
Larry took to Instagram on Wednesday to wish his daughter Dannielynn Birkhead a Sweet Sixteen. The heartfelt happy birthday post features a collage of cute throwback pics featuring himself, Anna Nicole, and the birthday girl. In the caption, he starts by saying:
“Sixteen years ago my beautiful baby was born. That’s if you want to feel really old.”
Ha! OMG, it does make us feel old…
The 49-year-old continues with pride that she’s grown up so well despite people believing the “odds were stacked against” them:
“Many people thought the odds were stacked against you, but maybe that was geared more towards me than you. Through tragedy, turmoil and a couple of baby tantrums-today you shine bright and are so accomplished. So proud to be your Dad!”
The 16-year-old gave him some sass, though, in true teenager fashion! When the photographer said she was a “great baby when she was born” she snapped back:
“‘How do you know you weren’t even there?’ Ouch. I told her ‘maybe not, but I have been there every day since I brought you home.’”
She’s definitely feeling like sixteen! LOLz!
Birkhead then celebrates everything it’s meant to be a father — the whole “wild ride”:
“It’s been a wild ride and Dannielynn has brought joy and laughter to my life. Stay off your local roads because Dannielynn is 16!”
Spoken like a true protective dad! He finishes the post by invoking her famous late momma — and joking turning sixteen does NOT mean he’s buying a new car anytime soon!
“Happy Birthday Rock on Mom is looking down! #itoldyouso #dannielynn #happybirthday #thisdoesnotmeanyougetaTesla”
Ch-ch-check out the poignant post (below):
So sweet! Happy birthday, Dannielynn, we hope it’s the best one yet!