Happy Tuesday to you all! Today is a special day in our house because 15 years ago today I had my son Riley...almost 10 lbs, had to be induced and had him naturally (NOT by choice LOL). He was so big that we had to return most of the newborn-baby-boy clothes and get 3-6 mos instead! Even in my sonogram at 6 mos he had the plumpest, round cheeks hee hee. He was the cutest, sweetest baby...yes I'm his momma...but he really was! He was so calm, laid-back and always had a smile AND he was a momma's boy (till about age 13 sighhhh). He also had the most beautiful brown-red curls all over his head...nowadays he still does & I'm always WANTING him to cut it, comb it or put it under a hat LOL. And yeah he was a big baby and now he's a BIG boy...almost 6'3 and 200 lbs..pretty much can pick his momma up nowadays instead of the other way around. And yep we've been struggling this past year with boy hormones, independent streaks, attitude and ALLLLLL those super fun things that happen with teens...some days I feel either that I've gone nutty or that my head is gonna be full of gray hair at some point soon. BUT he is still the same empathetic sweet boy that he was, he just likes to hide it under a gruff exterior...but his momma knows better ;) He's all about football, playing it, watching it, listening to it...and hockey and baseball too. He's training for the high school JV football team now..building muscle & making himself bigger..makes me proud and sad...sighhhh. If you are a parent you know what I'm talking about...that moment when you are proud of how they've grown and who they are becoming but miss the child they have left behind (sniff sniff). I'm soooo there especially with Alexa turning 17 in a few mos too ugh. I'm so proud of him, he had a great season in football, he treats people with respect, he's super smart (if unmotivated at times lol), loves his animals, and has a heart of gold...I know that whatever he puts his mind to, he will DO. So Riley, I love ya baby (yup you'll always be the baby) and I'm so honored to be your mom and that I get to witness you becoming a young man.
So we aren't gong to Disney World like we did last year (sorry lol)...but we got him some gifts that he will get thru-out the day, we'll go to dinner and celebrate tonight and then this weekend he's going to a Washington Capitals Hockey game with his friends in DC. So lots of fun and so appropriate that I have a Birthday post today...albeit a girly one hee hee!
-I'll be in Florida next month teaching just one day in Bonita Springs if anyone would like to come out! Two fun Copic classes...both are new classes and it will be laid-back & fun and just spent coloring :) See more details HERE! Hope to see you soon!
Created With Love (birthday, emboss, diecuts)
Eureka Stamps (pearls & swirls)
Stamps + Fun =Create (pink, vintage)