Monday, May 19, 2014

Scenes From A Birthday

Last week Billy turned 14.

It was a low key day, but he said it was one of his best birthdays yet... School, baseball practice, Xbox, popcorn chicken, and cake.  He's easy to please.

 (*Note:Bill was away at the rehearsal for his brother's wedding, and Mary Kate was away at her band and orchestra trip.)

He went nuts over one of his gifts, a family size box of Wheat Thins, and made us all laugh.

I joke with him that he's my guinea pig; that all of our parenting techniques are being tried out on him. He gets annoyed with me more times than not, but every once in a while I get a smile out of him.

He's smart and is constantly reading, especially magazines; anything from The Week, to Sports Illustrated, and even my copies of All You. (don't tell him I told you that.)

He's become quite the pitcher, too.  So proud of him on that field.

 He starts high school next year. I'm not ready to talk about that right now. 

You're a good kid, Billy.  Happy Birthday.  We love you.


  1. Happy birthday to your son, my friend... 14! That's a biggie... Peyton turns 14 soon. How do they grow so quietly right before our eyes? You had a wonderful birthday for him... Love the cake! : )

  2. happy birthday, Billy!! You are right, Kathleen, he is a good kid!

  3. Happy birthday to your young man!!

  4. Happy Birthday to your son! I know Isabella has one more week of middle school...yikes. I have been so emotional these past few days. It is all going by so fast!

  5. Happy Birthday Billy! I love The Week too!

  6. Happy Birthday , Billy!!!!!!!