Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I Am The Luckiest Mom In The World

Happy Birthday Matthew!!

I can't believe he is 10 years old. As I have always done, I find a moment on this day and write my birthday boy a note. When my boys turn 18 years old, they will each have 18 letters from me to them.

Another tradition my boys and I have is we make our own birthday cake. In the past they have been elaborate for a homemade cake: dinosaur village, monster truck show, volcano oozes over animals and a swamp monster destroying a city. We are quite imaginative in our home.

This year Matthew just wanted a simple white frosted cake. I suggested the sprinkles to make it festive. But I had a surprise: Trick Candles.

All the kids thought it was great since they kinda sparked a bit. When Matthew blew them out and they relit, I thought they would all pee their pants from laughter. It was HYSTERICAL!!

With the smoke alarms ready to go off, we got the candles out and dined on a very tasty cake. Matthew's deemed his party one of the best ever. Today was all about him.

I look at him and I am in awe at the amazing young man he has become. This morning Matthew said to me, "the love you give me is better than any stuff." Jacob agreed. Big group hug.

I am the luckiest mom in the world tonight.
Thank you Matthew.....Happy birthday my superman!

How does your family make you feel lucky?


Stevie said...

It's crazy to think that 10 years ago I held him as a baby...only 14 then...and now I'm having one of my own. I remember holding him like it was yesterday.

SOUL: said...

you are a very lucky mom-- and in many ways just a lucky lady in general--

sounds like a wonderful day - for all of you--

this is when it gets hard to watch the birthdays go by-- they aren't babies anymore --

ps-- guess what - this reminds me - last week i was at the dr's - in the elevator, as the door was shutting, i heard a mom call her boys-- they had the same names as yours-- it was weird-- but made me smile and think of you.

Angie Weid said...

@Stevie - I know time flies by. My advice to you is to enjoy every moment (good and trying), it all passes by so quickly.

@Soul - Glad you thought of me with smiles. Thanks.