Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Happy 11th Birthday!!

Our sweetheart of a son C turned 11 last week.  He is still very much in the "boy" stage, and not yet self-conscious about how he looks, or cares about girls, etc.  He is sweet, loving (most of the time!), sincere, loves to play outside, and is amazed by non-electronic things.  I LOVE HIM!

He received a box full of new (to us) Hardy Boys mystery books from his WA grandparents ~ score!!  He only likes the "old" version of Hardy Boys, and we only own about 7 of those.  So he was a happy camper to have so much more reading material!

Hubby and I gave him his very own tackle box for fishing, complete with hooks, bobbers, and bait.

And his very own pole!

 After singing happy birthday to him ON his "birthday minute" (2:18 p.m.).....

.....we headed out to a nearby lake for a family fishing trip!

Little Man.

Son G.
The birthday boy!

We had an extra child with us for the day ~ a good friend of our daughter H.  Fortunately she loves fishing too!

Son L.

Daughter G.

My honey. :)

We caught lots of blue gill about this size.

We stayed until everyone had caught as many as they wanted.  Birthday boy ended up catching 12!  We kept 5 of the biggest ones, and filleted them when we got home.  I now have the start of a collection of fish meat in my freezer, which we will add to until we have enough to feed the whole family!

Happy, happy birthday son C!  The day you were born you changed our lives for the better, and we are so very grateful God gave you to us.  May you have a wonderful year being 11, and grow as Jesus grew ~ in stature and in favor with God and man.  We love you!


votemom said...

i have said from the beginning, "what a face! what an amazing little man!"
and i stand by it! happy bday C!

Beth in Texas said...

Daughter G is almost all grown up! My oh my! Such a beautiful young lady. No longer a girl.