In an effort to catch up a little on my blogging, I had to go back a few weeks to when we celebrated Allen's 15th birthday.
Michael decided to dress up for the occasion as we feasted on some of Allen's favorites. Allen is one of those kids who stopped ordering off the children's menu when he was 2! He has a very sophisticated palate but it's fun cooking for him because he likes so many things.
Josi hams it up during present opening time.
Dad picked out a new lake toy for Allen that I think he's secretly hoping to use as well.
Oh how I love this boy!
(No judging my cracked cheesecake or the fact that I had to use candles in the combination of 14 + 1 to celebrate 15! My Martha Stewart days are so a thing of the past. ha ha)
Then it was time for the teenage boy birthday party which mainly consists of the following:
1) Hanging out...in the kitchen of course!
2) Playing computer and video games simultaneously.
3) Watching some football and being silly.
4) And of course doing what teenage boys do best--EAT--and I mean EAT!!!
It's hard for me to fathom that the little boy who would cling to me in any social setting is now
tearing it up on the soccer field for his varsity school team,
refereeing for the younger kids' soccer games,
and just turning out to be a young man that I really enjoy being around!
Oh yes, and I think he's pretty handsome too! :)
And in case you were wondering where little Missie Moo was hiding during all of the birthday photos...well, um, you see,uh... she was unavailable for photos because um...
She was on a field trip! Yeah! That's it!
More photos from that fun day in a future blog post!
"To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways: we do not know what a day may bring forth. This is generally said with a sigh of sadness. It should rather be an expression of breathless expectation."- Oswald Chambers
I am a Northern Gal transplanted in the South for over 20 years now. I have a wonderful husband who is the best partner God could have given me. I have 4 terrific kiddos--3 born from my womb and one born in my heart through adoption. Join me as I chronicle our lives as newly adoptive parents and as we navigate our new normal of having 2 daughters with Down syndrome.