So this weekend my son turns 11…holy hell..11 years old!! Time is moving so fast I really hate it sometimes.
So often it seems we wish our days away. We want Monday or over, or can’t wait until the weekend, Christmas, vacation, etc. Just got to remember to slow down and enjoy these years. Even now as he turns 11 it seems so strange.
I have a horrible memory, I have specific memories of both of kids plus thousands (not a dramatization at all) of photos of them to document everything they did or do.
It is getting harder and harder to shop for him. He of course always loves LEGO and I have sets already bought for Christmas (Guardians of the Galaxy, calendar, and Fusion set). I wanted to do something a little different.
We ended up getting him a K’nex building set, Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare for XBox 360 (which I noticed later needed XBox Live so got that as well), a subscription to Star Wars magazine, and a stuffed Frankenweenie I got from my Disney Movie Rewards.
We hope to go to the Louisville Zoo (it is a favorite of ours) if it isn’t so brutally hot!! Luckily it is a three day weekend..lucky kid gets an extra day because it’s Labor Day. He gets to pick where we eat (so there will be Burger King in our future). Other than that..thinking of hitting an arcade…he loves games. Then we will either go see a movie or have movie night at home (his choice).
No birthday cake this year. He isn’t a cake fan, so instead I made him brownies. Now trying to figure out what to put on it was tough, but he did really like Godzilla. I found a playset that is the perfect size for the cake (I handwashed the pieces first). I bought some Sixlets candys at Party City to try to make a road on top..fingers crossed this turns out like it is in my head!
He’s a pretty easy kid to make happy, which I am thankful for. He does drives me nuts a lot of the time, and that’s probably just us being too similar at times, but overall he is a good kid! He’s a smart kid, and practically an animal encyclopedia. He is also a kind and gentle soul, and I hope he always is.
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