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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It's the Birthday Boy.....ummmm....I mean TEENAGER!!!

And, yeah, how happy do you think he is about it?!?!?!?

We spent Christian's 13th B-day doing all kinds of typical teen-agery things....


Hangin' out at the local bowling alley...

with lots of really cool people!

But still taking time with the little guys!

Then on to devouring lots of pizza....

and throwing in a game of pool! (Thanks to our neighbors for the quick set up and portable pool table! FUN!)

And here's a really fun growing up stat....

We told Kamberlynne last year on Christian's birthday she had one year left before he caught her...I think he even has her by an inch or so!! But don't worry....

I've still got him...for one more year--or at least a few months!
And with all that big guy size comes....

the ginormous quadruple layer "make it as much chocolate as you can, Mom" cake! (Yep, he takes after his momma!)


Christian's wish came true, he got to stay up way past bedtime playing his new Settlers of Cataan game!

So here's to 13 years with 1 amazing kid! Having Christian bless our home means always being able to find the sunshine in cloudy days, still being able to hang with the little guys no matter how big you get, knowing way too much about some of the grosser creatures on our planet, and hearing some of the finer movie lines delivered in spot-on imitation! But more than that, we get to love and nurture, inspire and be inspired by a tender-hearted and compassionate boy who is turning into a mighty warrior for the Lord right before our eyes!

And oh, yeah...now we have two of these crazy teenegers in our home! Aren't we blessed?!?!?

You better believe it!

10 comments:

Katherine and Andrew Bettilyon said...

WOW I can't believe he's a teenager! It amazes me how fast kids grow! I still often think of that little Christian becoming a dinosaur and walking around with his teeth showing and two fingers on each hand in the air. I sure miss you guys and am soooo grateful for blogs!

The Washburns said...

Wow! It's amazing how fast he grew!!! I was thinking about how cute of a baby he was. What amazing growth! That is a special order cake! Adam Jr. has informed me he would like one like that for his birthday. Looks like he had a fun day and I LOVE the last picture. That will be us soon! Where do these crazy teenagers come from???:)We love you Christian!

Sarah Faria said...

He is so big!! It looks like it was a fun day!! And WOW! That cake looks AMAZING!! ;)

Sommer said...

Wow I can't believe he is 13! I thought for sure I read that wrong, I can't believe it's been a year since he turned 12. It seems like only yesterday he was passing the sacrament for the first time.

Mary shaver said...

You are amazing parents who have amazing children! So blessed to know you!

Catherine said...

You definitely are blessed! I can't believe he's a teenager!!!!

Lynne said...

How unbelievable!!!!!! But, then, again, not really!!! Congrats to a really, really wonderful grandson and individual. We're sooooooooo proud of you and your good choices, especially with your family!! They're (we're) so blessed to have you with us!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Cothran Family said...

I just remember him turning circles with his eyes going the opposite way. hilarious. Happy birthday big man. We love ya

TimothyandJessica said...

I can't believe how fast they're growing! I'm so glad you keep a blog so that I can see how you and your family are doing! Love ya!

Amanda said...

That is so awesome Christian!! Happy Birthday!! Have a fun teenage life until you get to be an adult. lol! Love ya!!

Amanda