Now I have a 12-year-old in my house. I told him he is like a fine wine or cheese and just gets better every year.
It is true.
I made a New York-style crustless cheesecake with chocolate swirls. It was amazing.
I am not a cake-person, but for some reason cheesecake makes me weak at the knees. I would marry cheesecake if I wasn't already married to the father of my children.
This kid breaks all tradition and doesn't blow out all of the candles with one breath, but instead blows out each candle seperately. He still makes a wish and I don't have the heart to tell him that it won't come true.
According to the "Official Birthday Candle-Blowing Wish Decree".
He coerced his brother to play his new Star Wars board game with him. This game is massive and takes several hours.
My older son is a completely geek.
He takes after his mom.
We have been spending shorter school days these last weeks, so the boys have had plenty of time to play with their best friend.
They played some Speedminton in our yard. And wanted me to take their photo. They are natural models.
They slid down the giant "Colon Slide" (my nickname) at a local park.
And went hiking.
Where we finally saw fall. Days before official winter.
I love Texas.
I wanted a photo with my boys so their buddy took a few for me.
Great, Duke's eyes are closed.
Now my eyes are closed... If I had more energy it would be "head swap time". But instead I decided to post both photos so you can mentally combine the best part of each.
Wow, that really does make me sound lazy when I reread that sentence.
My 7-year-old nephew spent some time with us and we had a blast with him.
Boys, like dogs, need to be walked at the park daily. :-)
Talking about dogs...
"Come on Mom, why are you so slow? I have mailboxes to mark and I must bark at all the neighborhood dogs that are cursing at me in dog talk!"
I also mixed up some of my homemade face butter. My friends and family are addicted to this stuff so I wanted to make a big batch for gifts. I bought these little jars so they would look more professional.
If you want some real excitement in your life, you can read all about my soap and bag-making adventures.
Oops, my geekness is strong today.
Oh great, Piper just ran into my photo.
Have a great weekend everyone!!!
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