Hunter had an early morning of opening a few birthday gifts yesterday that arrived by mail to the prairie.
Thanks Auntie Lori for the outstanding books for our reading boy. He was thrilled with a new stash of books.
Miss E has learned at a young age that every milestone moment is documented by a camera in our home!
She doesn’t mind her pretend camera and says “got it” after she has completed her perfect picture.
Hunter’s birthday boxes had a few treats for his younger sisters including the box from my parents complete with puffs, fruit snacks, ring pops and two handmade beautiful dresses!
After presents it was off to school and a long football practice before Hunter came home in the evening with two friends.
Birthday parties for 13 year old boys I learned are simple and easy. I loved it.
They ate two pizzas and a pan of nachos. Then we all ate chocolate cake together. Of course Anika was already sleeping because she loves to sleep unlike her older sister who stayed up to play with the big boys.
With one big puff of air all thirteen candles were out much to the disappointment of Hunter’s buddies who wanted him to have some candles left burning to tease him about girlfriends. We just have so much to look forward to in the teen years and girlfriends are not on that list…for me.
The boys had a ongoing air hockey tournament and then went home to sleep before they all had to be up early this morning for football practice.
If the teenage years were as easy as throwing a birthday party for our 13 year old son we are going to breeze through the next seven years.
Hunter is now at football practice. It is a lovely warm prairie morning. The air is heavy with a fresh harvest scent. The sun is bright and the meadlowlarks are singing. We ate breakfast on the deck and I want to remember this beautiful morning on our brutal winter mornings.