Thursday, April 3, 2014

birthday celebrating and throwback Thursday

My middlest child turned fourteen today.  He was the sweetest baby, so quick to laugh and smile.  He was also my strongest willed child, the one who made me read a parenting book by James Dobson and the one who once fell out a window in my kitchen.  He also thought it would be fun to put a Hershey's kiss wrapper in the cigarette lighter of his Mimi's car and shocked himself.  He's pretty swift that way.

This was him two years ago, at a lacrosse tournament in Little Rock.  Having a really good hair day and a fake smile.

Today was a great day for him.  His friend girl bought him all his favorite candy, his favorite teacher at our homeschool group bought him a doughnut and I got him his favorite chocolate cake from Costco.  It was a great birthday.  All our family came over tonight for some cake eating and card reading.  ;)  I took a picture.

 Imagine that.

Just for fun, I thought I'd do a little throwback Thursday on the ole blog.

This was the year Todd and I graduated from high school, the summer of 1995.  That was an awesome summer.  :)  We were on our way to the beach in the backseat of my dad's car.  This was the same year we got engaged and the year before we got married.  We were nineteen.  

This was the day Graham got in trouble for something, and his punishment was to vacuum the downstairs.  Just for kicks, he put on some fun sunglasses to help pass the time as he vacuumed.  I laughed and laughed on this day, when I took this picture.

Throwback to a couple years ago, when Noah would crawl up in Big Daddy's lap and then fall asleep.  I miss these days!  I think they fell asleep shortly after I took this.

Jonah's last year of public school, when he was a name and a number.  Aside from that annoying fact, this was the sweetest thing he ever wrote in school.  God love his little self.  I love what he said about our church and Austin, our family ministry pastor.  :)

Throwback to three summers ago, when Noah had a faux hawk.  I miss his hair being like that!  It was so cool, and by the end of the summer, it was really long and teenagers would stop and comment on it all the time.

One last.  :)

I hope your day was great.  I know ours was!  Love to all!


  1. That first paragraph is awesome. I love how you've documented all these cute stories. Sounds like a great birthday, especially the $10,000. Lol. Noah's 14th birthday is the 14th. He's hit that age where all he wants is money. I can't blame him. It's a favorite gift of mine too. 😊

  2. Thank you! brain must have been friend when I posted that! Ten thousand dollars...I wish! I'd be hitting him up for some crazy fun vacation! ;) Yeah, for the past year, they've all been at that stage where all they ask for is money. I know the grandparents appreciate not having to shop for whatever they're asking for, too, because with boys, it's hard at that age. We totally could have texted last night...apparently we both had the wide-awakes.


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