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15 Years

Chris, my baby, turned 15 years old a few weeks ago.

(I can still call him my baby at 15, right? LOL)

My oh my, where has the time gone? It seems like not too long ago he fit in my arms and now he towers over me. He used to have this sweet little cherub face and tiny voice and now he's looking and sounding like a man. I'm not ready.

When we asked what he wanted to do for his birthday, his only answer was swimming at Chilhowee. I told him that cake and ice cream wouldn't work too well with a swimming party and he said that was fine. I told him that I could still make him a cake or cupcakes and we'd just leave them at the house and he picked cupcakes, so McKayla and I got to baking.

"Reading" the directions :-)

Due to John's work schedule, we had to pick a week day for the swimming "party". That doesn't make it so easy for people to join but Aunt Leslie and her kids were able to make it. We spent about 6 hours, swimming, sunning and picnicking.

When asked WHAT he wanted for his birthday, he just said money.......pretty simple! So earlier in the week, he had gotten money from us and Nanny and Papaw and then he wanted to go shopping with Grandpa. He said that it had been a long time since just he and Grandpa had hung out together. So John and I dropped him off at Grandpa's house and they went shopping while John, McKayla and I went to Party City to buy him a giant balloon. Afterwards, we all met for Chinese for a birthday dinner.

It wasn't what *I* would've planned for a birthday party but he is 15 now and what we did was all his choice and I guess that's all that matters.

Happy (belated) Birthday (post) Scoots! We love you!


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