Yesterday we celebrated a big ’12’!!!
Mr. K has deemed everything leading up to yesterday part of his birthday celebration 😉 Last week we had a huge venture to see Blue Man Group. What a fabulous show! A lot has changed since I went with SBJ about 13 years ago! And yet much similar as well. It was awesome that we actually got to sit in the exact same front row seats as SBJ and I did 13 years ago! What fun!!!
Then for the three days leading up to his birthday I took off with the kids to Milwaukee for some exploring and hotel pool fun. We visited the Milwaukee Public Museum (which really was a great place!), downtown Milwaukee, and Jelly Belly on the way home. It was a chilly getaway, but the amazingly warm indoor pool and hot tub at our hotel more than made up for it.
We arrived home yesterday in time to cook the birthday boy his favorite his favorite hand-picked meal. D made her big bro a cake (VERY yummy!), and we got to enjoy the evening with SBJ who was finally given some much warranted time off.
K received some pretty awesome gifts. This has been a year of stop motion/animation exploration. He has found a new love/hobby/passion and has been taking part in all aspects of movie making. He received some more modeling clay, wire working materials, and a full animation kit with camera and software to boot. He’s set to really come full circle with all he has learned so far and take things to a whole new level.
It’s been an amazing year of growth for this young man. It’s truly breathing taking to me to just take a step back, breath and truly see this human evolving before your eyes. Motherhood just cannot be encapsulated in words to best describe the experiences, emotions and adventures, but nothing could be less than saying how proud I am of who this young man seems to be growing and evolving to. The physical, mental and emotional growth is a breathtaking feat. I try to recall my time as a 12 year old, and I certainly was not as well-rounded or self-confident as K. He, as everyone does, has their moments of doubt. But to see how he handles situations and learns and is willing to talk to me about just about anything to truly understand situations and circumstances is not something I could have done at that age.
He has had a great year. Learned a ton. Grown a ton. He’s found new passions and adventures, and self-discovered things that make him happy. He is a sweet and passionate person who I am honored to call my son. I hope and wish for the very best for him for many many more years to come.
Happy Birthday K!!!