Hello my Sweet friends!
I'm back and so happy to be blogging!
On June 2nd,my youngest child,Dylan turned 13!
Being the baby in a family of 6(3 of my natural children and 3 of my hubbys),he has always been in a rush to catch up.
The 365 days between 12 and 13 was especially long for him.
Dylan's race to grow up started at the age of 6.
He would ask me every few months:
"Mommy,how old am I now?"
and I said
"You're 6 and a quarter!"
By December he asked:
"Mommy, am I 7 yet?"
"No DMan, but you're 6 and a half~you're already halfway to being 7!"
That revelation seemed to satisfy him, and he would run and jump and say:
"Mommy,am I running faster and jumping higher cuz I'm 6 and a half?!"
"Oh yes! Much faster and higher!,Sweetheart!"
"Mommy,(on his tip toes)look how much I grew today!"
"Oh my, Son!... yes,you have grown soooo much!"
By April,when all his big brother's birthdays had passed,impatience started brewing again.
I reassured Dylan that he was now 6 and 3 quarters and that there was only a month and a half to wait.
(forever when you're young..not so forever at 50+, right!?)
"Mommy can we count the days?"
"Yes Angel, we can get the calendar and count the days!"
The children have birthdays in February,March,April,May (both girls) and June.
Then we have 6 months to catch our breath and save for christmas shopping!
In May the same year,Dylan continued to remind everyone that he was 6 and 7 quarters then 6 and 9 quarters,followed by 6 and 10 quarters!
The last week of May,when we went to the Pediatrician for his yearly checkup,
the Doctor asked:
"Dylan, How old are you now?"
and he said proudly:
"I'm 6 and 17 quarters!"
The doctor said back~
"Wow! That's alot of quarters!!!"
So this year...and all year, D kept reminding us that soon he'd be a Teenager and not a Preteen.
(After all, he was a Preteen since he was 9.heeheehee!)
So on the morning of June 2nd~the Big Day arrived.
I woke him by whispering~
"Happy 13th Birthday,Dylan!"
He smiled and ran to look in the bathroom mirror and came back and asked:
"Mom,do I seem different to you?
Does my voice sound different?
Is it deeper?
"Do I seem more like a teenager now?"
And I said~
Yes Dylan...you really seem like a teenager now!"
Here are a few photos of the Birthday Teen!
Thanks for joining in his celebration with us!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Hello my Sweet friends!
Posted by Sweetina at 8:03 PM