A Special Birthday

It’s not every day you turn 16.

Today is my son’s 16th birthday.  I remember it very clearly – he was 11 days late, and our entire household was anxiously waiting for him to make up his mind.  Turned out he was worth the wait.

Our host daughter was up VERY early and prepared a special surprise for him in the hallway outside his room:

Balloon Banner:  Matt Happy Birthday

She leaves the house at 6:30am to catch the bus, so she was at this very early.  He thought it was pretty cool.

Here’s one of the cards he’ll be receiving later today:

Happy #16 Matt

  • Vintage Labels (SAB) and Short Order (retired) stamp sets
  • Chocolate Chip and Bermuda Bay Classic ink pads
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • Welcome Neighbor and Sweet Pea Designer Series papers; retired DSP
  • Chocolate Chip ribbon, Curly Label punch, linen thread and a Fresh Favorites button

Matt’s a wonderful kid, though at 16 I guess he’s not really a kid any more.  He passed me up a long time ago and is very close to seeing eye-to-eye with his dad.  He’s smart and has a wicked sense of humor, and he keeps us on our toes.  He’s also very thoughtful (uh oh, I’ll be in trouble for that one) and we love him whole big bunches.

Happy Birthday, Matthew.

2 thoughts on “A Special Birthday

  1. Such a charming boy!! Too bad his host sister is more thoughtful (and apparently more creative) than his real sisters 🙂


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