Friday, November 25, 2011

And Now My Son Is 12

Well I'm LATE with this post as this occurred a few months ago!  Things have been so busy that I haven't had time to hop over here to my little happy place blog!  :)  This whole homeschooling thing has overtaken my life  - LOL!

My son had his 12th birthday this year which amazes me!  I thought it would be no big deal as I waited for his 13th birthday to be the one to hit me hard.  But this one did affect me and I got a little teary-eyed because I can see the changes starting to happen as he transitions to being a young man.  Sigh.  It's bittersweet, isn't it?

We didn't have a party for him this year since we plan to do something big for him when he turns 13.  But hubs had the day off and we spent the entire day doing whatever kiddo wanted - breakfast out, a movie, mini golf, dinner, and dessert!  So yes, a party probably would have been cheaper - LOL!  He enjoyed his special day and ended with his fave restaurant dessert - Tahoe Joe's cheesecake!  I did make cupcakes for him - but did it a couple days later so we could share them with friends.

On his actual birthday he was coming back from a Boy Scout backpacking trip, so I wanted to do a little something - I taped crepe paper across his door and tied it in several places in his room (though you can't see that).  He enjoyed it!

Because I'm so classy, he got his birthday cheesecake served up on some newspaper (so it wouldn't spill on the table) and still in the plastic to-go container (it stuck to the sides and wouldn't have come out in 1 piece)!  I had bday candles and planned to just put 3 or so in his cheesecake, but he wanted ALL 12 - LOL!!!  They would barely fit and what I hadn't told hubs or son was that they were the candles that keep lighting up.  The warning on the package said not to put them close together because they flame up so much - yikes!  It was quite the fiery display and hubs was getting upset with kiddo because he couldn't even manage to blow out some little candles - LOL!  I finally confessed and we all had a good laugh, but the candles were melting down and hubs almost burned his fingers trying to get them out while still burning!  Oh my...good times!

Not the typical birthday celebration, but we had a good time!  And a couple days later he got to enjoy some chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes - yummmm!

Hopefully I'll be able to catch up on posting over here little by little!  Hope the few of you that found me here are doing well!  :)

Hugs to all!

Smiling in the sunshine,
Lisa  :)