Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Presents and Glowing Candles

“Happy Birthday!” I called out to Tommy on Saturday.

“Thanks!” he answered and tried to brush past me so he could race downstairs and see what presents he got.

I grabbed his arm. “Wait.” I held him close to me. He smelled like a mixture of sweat and the cereal he had for breakfast. “I can’t believe you’re 11. It seems like it was only yesterday that I was on the hospital bed, screaming for the epidural…”

“Awesome.” Tommy tried to break free.

“Gosh, time goes by so quickly. Soon you’ll be taller than I am. Your feet will start to stink and you’ll try and see if you can sneak online to get a Facebook account,” I mused into his hair that actually DID smell a little like feet.

“Mom?” Tommy said impatiently.

“Oh, okay. Let’s go see what you got.”

He was happy to get Super Paper Mario. He’s been wanting that one for awhile. He’s not into Call of Duty or games like that. He’s all about Mario.

He’s outgrown a lot of toys but he still love Transformers.

And he loves Legos. Natalie was happy playing with the paper.

We went to Texas Roadhouse for lunch and he got to sit on the saddle.

Then after dinner (he wanted spaghetti) he got more gifts:

He said that his “11 birthday was better than his 10.” Awesome.

After that we had cake:

The candles glowed color. I thought that was pretty cool.

And yes, the cake was very tasty!

Now onto getting ready for Natalie’s birthday…she turns 6 on March 19th!


  1. awww happy birthday tommy!
    what a awesome b-day he had and LOVE the cake!!

  2. Glad he had a great birthday! Boys at age 11 are so much easier than girls at that age! (My daughter will be 11 next month!)
    Enjoy! :)

  3. That cake looks so good!
    My brother is much older than 11, but he'd still love lego for his birthday!

  4. If I came downstairs and saw that stack of presents on my table waiting for ME, I'd go crazy with joy! :) I am glad Tommy had a good birthday!

  5. Looks like he had a fabulous birthday!!!! I can't believe he's 11 already! Hugs for Mom!

  6. Happy Birthday Tommy! And that cake is awesome! did you make it?

    I think boys will always like Legos- at least my oldest will. Glad he had a good birthday.

  7. Sounds like a great birthday!!

  8. They sure do grow up fast. Looks and sounds like a great celebration of his Birthday!

  9. Happy Birthday Tommy!!
    Looks like he had a wonderful birthday :D

  10. Now I want to find candles like that! And I love that the cake looked like a hamburger. :)

  11. Ahhh those moments where you just want to hug your kid & freeze time.

    I love that he loves Mario, Mario is way cooler in my opinion - of course what do I know really.

    Spaghetti at Roadhouse??? Isn't that a steak place?

    You definitely did your job if #11 was better then #10. :)

  12. I'm a mario fan myself! Tell him to do a review of the game for me :)

  13. Ahhhh. Eleven. Right before you start worrying they're going to become a serial killer. Enjoy it mom.

  14. Belated birthday wishes to Tommy.
    Love the candles!!! And the hamburger cake :)

  15. Cute! My kids have birthdays in November. :)

  16. It looks like this is a Mario addict, but probably because he doesn't know COD mobile, I'm sure he will be addicted to this game right away. Gaming is also not bad for kids

  17. That cake is awesome !!! You can also give your kids the best headphones for working out. Doing exercise is necessary but it can be boring so I think a headphone can help him.


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