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Friday, September 30, 2016

When He Is No Longer A Pirate

One of the very first posts I ever wrote for this blog told the story about how I spent 3 hours handcrafting a pirate cake. (This was before the invention of Pinterest. )

The cake was left on the counter for the party that was to be held the next day and I awoke to find that the birthday boy wanted to “Make the cake look like it had been in battle.”

I remember being furious with my Sweet Guy at the time but now it is just a hilarious memory.

Since that day eight years ago we have had an:

 Indiana Jones Adventure Party

Airbending Avatar party

Old School Pokemon Party

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A Video Gaming Party

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and a Nautically Nice Party

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My Sweet Guy turns 15 today. He’s requested a very low key backyard party this evening with friends.

There were no elaborate invitations to create. He simply “snapchatted” his friends.

Themed food is out. He has requested pizza.

It’s bittersweet to accept the he is growing up.

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But I still think he’s got some pirate in him because he routinely loots and steals my heart.

Happy 15th Birthday Sweet Guy!

Mom

16 comments :

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

What a fun walk down Memory Lane... Happy Birthday to your Sweet Guy (and his Mama)!

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet son! You know we have two sons and have lived all of these days. Some days are awkward and some are sweet but they all pass too quickly.

Jeanie said...

I think you were the party queen and boy -- was he lucky to have those in his past. It's a shock, isn't it, when things change like that. The way of life but at least you still have your little pirate and the booty he steals from you is irreplaceable!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Happy Birthday!!!! Wow, he is growing up to be such a handsome young man.

Bloggymom said...

Welcome the "Mom of a 15 year old" club. Great party pictures from over the years. They grow up so fast!!

Hugs to you....

The Boston Lady said...

I so enjoyed this post! Hope he has fun on his low key bday! And that you do too! Ann

Linda said...

Such a sweet post! It's wonderful to see the fine young man your son has become. Happy Birthday to him! :)

I think often about how fast time flies and sometimes I'll have a rare moment where I might feel a little sad about my Sarah being all grown up (she turns 21 in December), but to be honest, I would never want to relive any of it. There was so much more responsibility in parenting those years and honestly, I'm enjoying this free time away from that responsibility and enjoying the young woman she now is. She's also always seemed so much older that to me - it seems like she's so much older than her present 20. Anyway... those are just my thoughts. ♥
Love, Linda

Organized and Simplified said...

What a sweet post! Happy birthday to your sweet boy!

Lynn Bean said...

What a handsome young man! I can see why he steals your heart away! Enjoy every moment they do go by so quickly!

Christine said...

What a emotional and wonderful post!
Fifteen!!! And handsome!
Enjoy your time with him. He'll always be your "little boy", even when he looks down at you.

Liz Hockamier said...

It is so sweet to see how all of our kids have grown up. I hope he has a wonderful birthday!
~Liz

Lorrie said...

How quickly your son has grown. I think I've been reading your blog for quite a long time. Yes, they grow, but they continue to hold huge sections of our hearts. Hugs to you! Happy Birthday to your 15 year old.

Mildred said...

Hi Laura, I remember each of these birthday celebrations. Happy 15th to your son. Hope he has a great time!
p.s. we've relocated to near Helen GA and love it!

handmade by amalia said...

Happy Birthday to your son. What a fun trip down memory lane.
Amalia
xo

Vicki said...

Aww, Happy Birthday to your sweet guy! I enjoyed the look back at his parties - awesome themes and decor.

Barbara Chapman said...

What a sweet story about your son's birthdays! <3 Just reading this post 12/3/16 ~ lovely memories and new ones! Interesting that he just snapchatted his friends. My son and new daughter~in~law sent wedding invitations this past spring over the internet. They did send out a very few real ones via snail mail, namely one to us! :)
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas if I don't get back before then to visit,
Blessings to you,
Barb :)