Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Teenager in the House

Blake with a book about his favorite soccer club.

I'm a little behind, but on Jan. 29 Blake turned the big 1-3! Thirteen. A teenager.

One sure sign that he is getting older is that he didn't want (or act like he wanted) a lot of fanfare on his special day.

A party with friends?

"Maybe I'll take a couple of friends snowboarding," he said casually.

Dinner out? We'll take you wherever you want to go, we told him. In years past it was usually an Italian chain like Macaroni Grill or Maggiano's.

"Just Domino's Pizza ... delivered," he said.

And as for his birthday gifts, he's reached the age where grandparents are sending cash and gift cards.

Earlier this year Blake entered the world of snowboarding. So for his birthday we ordered snowboard equipment, which he received a couple weeks early so he could use it on the snowboard trip -- the one where I took Blake and Nick.

So, all in all, a calm, low-maintenance birthday celebration.

Let's just hope the same is true for the coming year ...

Getting ready to blow out the candles.

Getting a little help from Zach and Allie.

1 comment:

Monica said...

Your going to have such an easy time of it in their teens. You're the ideal Mom and all of them are really well adjusted :) Seriously.