Monday, September 25, 2017

Twelve




Over the weekend, our LB turned twelve. We celebrated with dinner at Jason's Deli (his choice, he loves the salad bar), and presents and ice cream sundaes back at home. He didn't want a Funfetti cake after all. Instead he wanted ice cream with everything, and he gave me a list: cookies and cream, hot fudge, Snickers pieces (I chopped up a bar), whipped cream, sprinkles and cherries. Whew. We put candles in his ice cream for him to blow out. Actually, it was really fun to make and eat sundaes for a birthday, I recommend it highly. He received books and electronics components for his presents, along with a really nice flashlight; it was a very LB birthday.

I can hardly believe he's twelve years old! He's becoming such an interesting person. The things he can do! I can barely explain most of them anymore, he's way ahead of me. He's good at everything and he gets along with everybody. He is remarkably kind to his sister, even when he doesn't need to be. He is just so nice. Long may it continue. I'm beginning to think that his growth can be measured in where I'm able to kiss him. In the past year, he has grown so tall that I can't put my chin on top of his head anymore. I used to kiss his cowlick. Now, his forehead is exactly where my lips are. Next year, I'm pretty sure it will be his cheek.

21 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to LB. 12 already? Time really does fly!

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  2. Awww. Happy Birthday to your LB! I LOVE your way of measuring his growth -- so perfect!

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  3. He sounds like a great kid, happy birthday to him.

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  4. Happy Birthday LB! What a great kid - you are blessed!

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  5. Happy Birthday LB! Ice Cream sounds like a wonderful birthday treat. He sounds like a wonderful young man and I love your growth chart.
    Blessings,
    Betys

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  6. Happy 12th Birthay LB. Yummo to the sundae and may his year ahead before full of only great times in life. xo

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  7. He sounds like such a nice kid. Happy birthday to your LB. Tell him that I think his ice cream sundaes sound a-mazing. X

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  8. Happy belated birthday to your LB, he sounds such a lovely young man, and he's so like you. That ice cream sundae sounds delicious, especially with the Snickers pieces.

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  9. He sounds like such a lovely boy – belated happy birthday. Enjoy every moment. My sons (17 and 16) now tower above me and I have to stand on tiptoe and they have to lower their heads for me to kiss them on the cheek (I am 5'5")! My daughter is almost as tall as me now, too. Sigh. x

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  10. What an amazing boy you have, he sounds kind and loving and caring, you should be very proud of him. My middle boy will be 12 in February, I have the same surprise in the things he understands and tries to explain to me. I'm glad LB had a good day, his gifts sound excellent. Love the candles and ice-cream. My middle boy chose an ice-cream cake for his birthday last year, it was a good choice. I'm wishing LB every happiness and success for the coming year. CJ xx

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  11. Gosh he looks so grown up! Happy Birthday LB.

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  12. Happy Birthday to your beautiful boy Jennifer. How fast they grow and he does sound so nice. Sundaes are a great birthday idea - my kids always loved them, and now we do it with our grandson too.

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  13. He sounds like an amazing boy, wishing him a wonderful year. His desert choice looked amazing.

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  14. Happy Birthday to your wonderful boy and wishing him a happy and successful year ahead. The ice cream sundae sounds absolutely delicious and the perfect choice! xox

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  15. Hey Jennifer,
    Happy 12th birthday LB! We often have posh ice cream in lieu of cake for birthdays here. It makes total sense. I'm thinking of upping anti with a sundae for mine next year! Your son sounds like such a lovely boy. And growing away too......
    Leanne xx

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  16. Happy Birthday LB! He sounds like a great young man to be around. I am glad he enjoyed his birthday celebrations. My oldest can now kiss the crown of my head (not that he ever does)! xx

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  17. Awww ... Happy Birthday LB!! It's amazing how quickly the years pass. We started marking my son's height on the door frame when we suddenly realized he was getting taller than us! I have to look up to him now :O I think that happened overnight!
    Wendy

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  18. Happy Birthday! Who wouldn't want an ice cream sundae with EVERYTHING for their birthday! Jo xxx

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  19. 12 already...wow! Happy birthday to your son. Next year you will have a TEENAGER! :-)

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  20. Happy Birthday to LB! Ice cream sundaes with everything on them sound wonderful to me :)

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