Ryan turned 13 recently. I have learned that I am definitely NOT prepared for this part of my life! Next month Quinn will be 12, and leaving elementary school forever. *sigh*
We celebrated with a party at the Roper’s, where Ryan scored this cool guitar shirt from yours truly. I know it’s cool because he wore it at least twice before putting it in the laundry. It was one of those rare moments where I didn’t have it in me to insist on the wear-once rule for shirts.
He also got the books he was hoping for. He has been reading the Lightening Thief series, and really enjoying it. You know, when a kid asks for books for their birthday, it’s hard for a parent to say no to that!
We had a second celebration with Robb’s family on Mothers Day. It’s getting to be kind of a tradition with us. With one late-April birthday, 4 May birthdays and Mothers Day, we have one big party for everyone.
At this party, he got the fixings for fancy fruit drinks, including the fancy fruit drink cups and a fresh pineapple! Grandma also gave him one of those pillows with a back and armrests, so he was lounging and feeling pretty darn cool about it. Grandma’s family room started to look like a tropical retreat once Ryan spread all his stuff out!
Now… if only we had the recipe to make these fancy drinks!! 🙂