Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Perfect '10'!

My baby is a decade old!  I can't believe it!  I no longer have anyone in my home who's age is a single digit number.  Wow, that's hard to wrap my brain around.  Guess that just means I'm getting old (Sigh...)

As per usual in our house, Jabberjaw was asked what he wanted for his birthday meals and what kind of activity he wanted to go do with the family.  He requested french toast and sausages for breakfast and quiche for dinner (a family favorite, I'll share the recipe tomorrow!).  His request for an outing was not in the cards for today so we will be taking the family to Family Fun Center on Thursday.

Since we were unable to fulfill his activity request on his actual birthday, I took him out for some mother/son time, just the two of us.  We had a lot of fun!  In lieu of wrapped presents, I took him to Target and let him pick what he wanted.  When I asked him previously what he wanted for his birthday, he didn't have any idea. When I asked him how he felt about picking stuff out, as opposed to unwrapping 'surprises', he thought it was a great idea. This way he got exactly what he wanted.  He picked himself out some Tech Deck and Lego Pirates sets.

I hadn't told him where we were going for lunch, in order to surprise him.  One of his fave foods is pizza so the day just wouldn't have been complete without it.  He told me to tell him when we were getting close to the restaurant so he could close his eyes.  When we arrived at Papa's Pizza Parlor, he was very excited and yelled out, "I knew it!!".  It has an indoor play area with a climbing castle, ball pit, basketball hoops, and mini merry-go-round and ferris wheel.

On our way back from the restaurant we stopped through the drive-thru of Krispy Kreme donuts and picked out a dozen.  This was to be the birthday dessert later that evening with the intention of putting candles in a maple bar instead of cake (his idea!).  We rounded out the day with some ice cream at Cold Stone.  He ordered Lemon frozen yogurt which he said was (and I quote) 'tart'.  Well... they say a picture's worth a thousand words.  I think this pic I took of him eating said 'tartness' says it all!

HAPPY 10th BIRTHAY, SON!!  Love, Mom


May said...

Happy birthday young man.i know you had so much fun.Ain't you blessed seeing your kids grow?I know one day i will testify like you.keep up the good work and enjoy your day.

mrsmomx6 said...

Yay for your son! It does make one feel awfully old :(
I read thru your other posts and I'm sorry about your grandma, she sounds amazing. I'm still iffy on "Pirates" But I can tell you that I LOVED "Thor" and "Fast Five."
And....are you safely recovered and yelling at your kids once more?
Sharon from

Mrs. No-No said...

Wow! 10! I can't even imagine what my little one will be like at that age - lol! Although, I imagine that she will STILL like ice cream, pizza, and FFC!!! :)
Stopping by from VoiceBoks!
Stop by and hang out when you have time! :)
Carla at Mrs. No-No Knows

Matt and Melissa said...

What a fun day and time with your little boy! Sounds like a good birthday to me and it made me hungry! Those donuts sound good! I can't believe he's 10 either! Wow!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to your son! It sounds like a great day!

Stopping by (and following) from Voiceboks!


Kristina said...

It's funny how as kids get older, they want to choose their gifts, then as adults, we go back to loving surprises:)
Thanks for sharing,
Visiting from voiceBoks,

Stacey Donaldson said...

It's tart indeed, but so delish! I love all things lemon :-) He looks like he enjoyed his special day, a decade is a big deal, the time goes so quickly. It's the anniversary of the first day the two of you ever met :-) So Happy Birthday to him and Happy Anniversary to you!

Visiting from voiceBoks, delighted to meet you :-)


Kathy said...

Happy Brithday to your son!! It sounds like you had a great day together!! I'm visiting from voiceboks, so nice to meet you and your blog!!

Melanie said...

I love the name of your blog and the variation you seem to have. The day with your son sounded great! It's hard to find one on one time and I'm sure you both benefited from it. I look forward to reading more.

Visiting you from vB.

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Ro @ said...

Yup! That's a TART picture! Cute!
New follower from Voiceboks!
Ro :)
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