This boy is 16 today!
Sixteen?? I can hardly believe I have been a mother for sixteen years — unbelievable.
My sweet Addie has the stomach flu. She and I were up most of the night and she is finally starting to feel better and is now sleeping in her playpen in my studio. I was sooo tired and yet I wanted so badly to get up and fix Clark breakfast — I managed to do it and so far feel OK. I'm sure by tonight at the boy scout Blue and Gold banquet, I'll be pretty beat. I'm so lucky I have help — Lauren will be able to go get the stuff we need to finish Trey's cake after school and I'll still be able to make my meetings today.
So, for Clark … the theme today is (naturally) 16. I made him a stack of 16 pancakes for breakfast and I have his friends poised to help out too — sixteen girls will be giving him one of 16 candy bars, while his guy friends have 16 of those tree-shaped air fresheners to give him throughout the day. Tonight, as part of a church activity he'll be visiting a senior center and there will be 16 balloons waiting!
Chase had to be at his school at 7:45 am with everything for a fieldtrip to Mt. Spokane to go skiing. I dropped him off and he was so excited. I took a pic of Clark + pancakes and Chase with his snowboarding equipment in front of the school sign and just came downstairs to discover that my camera card was NOT in my camera — sooo totally sad.
See, it's only 9:30 am and I'm saying "What a Day!"
Thank goodness for Google Images … leave me comment and tell me which pancake photo will work best to substitute among the other pictures I snap today. I'll print the winner and move on!
THREE. Just about 16!
Thanks for your help.
p.s. If you're in LOM and are looking for great options for labeling your library albums, check out this resource from my friend Martha (thanks!)