When I think back on the past 15 years it seems like it shouldn't be that many. Eldest should still be propped up on his Boppy pillow, drooling and conking himself in the forehead yet again with a rattle.
Ok, enough of those stories. I had to wait until Eldest was off with his Grandpa S for a few days to post this blog because he said under no circumstances was I to say anything about his birthday today. I'm also not allowed to reminisce about things he's done over the years...like shoving orange Play-Doh up his nose as a toddler or screaming for the first six months of his life. Oh, and then there's the time... Oh all right, I had better stop before this gets back to him.
Even though I'm not allowed to blog about Eldest's birthday today I wanted to at least share a picture of his birthday pancakes from this morning. It's been so hot, and I had a bunch of melting chocolate chips, so I made sure to glop some of those in the batter. I forgot about the whipped cream yet again, so I also loaded the layers with powdered sugar and sprinkles. Maybe all the added sugar is what gave him the energy to clean out the pigeon coop before he left with Grandpa. The candle really was lit, but the fan over the kitchen table kept blowing it out and rather than give up the cool breeze we decided to pretend it was still lit as we sung the birthday song. At least he decided to play along and blow out.
Just think, in six moths Eldest will be able to get his driving permit and start taking lessons for the all important turning 16 and driving! You might think I should be dreading that milestone coming up, but I'm not. I'm actually excited about it and can't wait! Happy birthday, Eldest! May all of the years ahead of you be better than you've ever imagined! Smiling & Waving, Mom