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10 words that describe my son

MT is turning 10 years old today. And I made a list of words that describe him. I found one random photo to go with each. Happy birthday my favorite son!! Love you.

Week In The Life 2012 | Football Boy Atletic.

MT loves to draw Artistic.

11_april_11 Curious.

Daily instagram | Reading Reader.

December 5th 2010 Silly.

365|28aug2011|smile[orginal] Smile.

the conversations Talker.

simle_things-may3 Creative.

Summer 2012 | Friends Friend.

Climbing Brave.

Now I’ll better go and get the house ready for birthday party later today. Happy Monday!

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Summer Vacation 2012 | the birthday edition

I’ve always loved celebrating my birthday – even now as an adult. As each year passes I’m more and more aware of how precious this life is. I love my life. I love my family, my friends, my faith and all the other bits and pieces my life is all filled with. I’m not worried about getting older, each and every year I have more to be grateful for and more to add to my story. I hope I can keep thinking this way for as many years that I’m lucky enough to live in this beautiful world of ours.

I’m not saying every day is nice. Because they aren’t. There are hard days and difficult memories, there are hardship and heartbreak. There sure are. But that is not all there is. And I want to remember the good, hold it dear and try as hard as I can to keep in mind that this life is a gift given to me and I get to fill it with as much good and happy as I possible can.

This year I got to spend my birthday with friends I love. Noting special, just hanging around and talking, having some cake and a barbecue in the afternoon so even the littlest among us got to join in. The weather has been good with warmth and sunshine. The evening came with rain, but the sound of it makes me smile. I’m going to treasure this day and keep it close to my heart. This is just how I love it. Simple, easygoing and with people that makes me feel loved.

I snapped a lot of photos today, many of them will be kept for friends and family only – but here are a bunch that I want to share with you. Thanks for looking.

summer vacation 2012 | breakfast
summer vacation 2012 | serious MT
summer vacation 2012 | flowers
summer vacation 2012 | our friends house
summer vacation 2012 | the dog
summer vacation 2012 | the little one
summer vacation 2012 | birthday cake
summer vacation 2012
summer vacation 2012 | farm tractor
summer vacation 2012 | mother & daugther
summer vacation 2012 | grandchild(s) & grandparents
summer vacation 2012 | our friends' house
summer vacation 2012 | birthday barbecue
summer vacation 2012 | birthday barbecue - the food
summer vacation 2012 | a friendly competition
summer vacation 2012 | gone fishing
summer vacation 2012 | the fishing buddies
summer vacation 2012 | he got fish
summer vacation 2012 | he got fish
summer vacation 2012 | flowers
summer vacation 2012 | happy birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me. A really HAPPY day indeed!

Week In The Life

Week In The Life | Day #1 2012

Week In The LifeA very HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOY right before he started his Birthday Treasure Hunt. He looked forward to the celebrations – and the gifts. I loved that it was a Sunday, and I had the day off work. I love birthdays too, and any good excuse for hanging out with this sweet guy, our family and eating cake.

The 9th Birthday | Smile

On his treasure hunt around the house the goal was to gather letters.

The 9th Birthday | The Letter A

Sometimes he had to climb to get high enough.

The 9th Birthday | Stool

Other times he spent precious time searching for things (like a book) in the wrong place, only to suddenly remember where he had seen it and run like crazy to find it. Giving his mama plenty of trouble documenting all the seven stops. Lots of blurry photos. Lots of happiness and laughter.

The 9th Birthday | Searching the bookshelves

After he had found all seven of the letters. He got to find his first gift. He was so eager to rip it apart and see what it was inside. I think he never would have guessed this one, although he had a pretty good guess on the big gift.

The 9th Birthday | First Gift

I can draw on this one? Is it a Wii game? …but I don’t have a Wii…..

The 9th Birthday | The Wii Drawing Tablet

About time he got to work on the letters, and rather quickly (with a little bit of help from me saying it was one word and that one word was two words put together) – he found that the big gift was hidden in the: BATHTUB!

The 9th Birthday | The Word

And a few minutes later he was the very proud owner of his very own BLUE Wii.

The 9th Birthday | The Big Blue Gift

The sad news was that it came from England and we needed an adapter before we could hook it up. He was not so happy with this. But the joy of the blue box (and knowing it would be fixed soon) and the anticipation of his guests arriving in only a few short hours kept him pretty pumped up still.

And a little cake batter helped sweeten things up a little as well.

The 9th Birthday | Making Cake

After his uncle, aunt, cousins and grandparents came we gathered around the table in the kitchen and ate dinner. The plan was to BBQ outside (nothing fancy, just some hot dogs), but the rainy weather made for a change of plans.

The 9th Birthday | The Table

But the rainy weather did not stop MT for wanting to get some help getting a few things down that was stuck on the roof top. His uncle was kind enough to head out in the not so nice condition and rescued not only one ball but four. MT was even more happy than before. THANK YOU UNCLE O!

The 9th Birthday | To the rescue

The 9th Birthday | To the rescue

In the afternoon it was finally time for cake and for some birthday candles. MT got to blow them out (and yes he did blow them all out in one intake of breath) and we all sang Happy Birthday To You so he almost got embarrassed. Almost.

The 9th Birthday | The Birthday Candles

The 9th Birthday | The Birthday Candles

MT wanted jello for his birthday party, and I think he was the single one person that ate the most of it at the party. He was also the one that finished the leftovers today (Monday). The yellow citrus one being his favorite.

The 9th Birthday | Jello

And then, in the evening, after all the guests left and MT got ready for bed, we did what we do most nights. We gathered in the sofa, MT found himself something to draw on and I started reading from our book. Right now we’re a bit longer than half way in Harry Potter #4. It was the perfect ending to a very nice day. And what we needed to find our quiet together. This is one of my most favorite things we do together. Reading books. I hope it’s still a few more years before he gets to old to be read for by his mama. I hope he never stops drawing either, I love this creative side of him – and he is really really good at it too.

The 9th Birthday | Drawing

This was our Day #1 of Week In The Life of 2012. I love having his birthday be the first day of this year’s project. Gave me lots of reason to capture gems from a special day. You can find a few more words about the day here.

How was your day? I wish it had something sweet, something quiet and something fun in it – I think all Sundays should have at least that!

Thanks for reading. Have a GREAT week! And I try to update about day #2 tomorrow.

 

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