This past weekend we celebrated Andrew’s 14th Birthday…twice! He had a friend party on Saturday which was just pizza and ice cream cake. He didn’t want any games or activities of any kind. Although when we mentioned playing a game with the boys to see who could tear down the most wallpaper in the kitchen for $15, they were all for it. Can you imagine these boys going home to their parents and telling them that they tore down wallpaper while they were here! Speaking of, I know I should have this wallpaper done by now, but there really hasn’t been any rush since Ken can’t start working on everything until football is over in two weeks. On Sunday, we had family over to celebrate Andrew’s birthday party. He was busy counting all his money and now he is trying to decide if he wants to buy a new cell phone. The phone he has is only a year old, but the outside screen of his phone doesn’t work. Between phones and video games, I don’t know which is worse. I was trying to think back to when I was his age and I can’t recall what we were all obsessed with. The best I could come up with was I was constantly making mixed tapes from music off the radio…LOL!
Trust me when I say that this is the ONLY second of the entire 16 hour all-night party that they were sitting down!
What if I was the Octomom and all those teenage boys were mine! Actually it would be Nunumom…
Back to Andrew… all he talked about for months was getting enough money for his birthday so he could buy an Xbox360 for his bedroom. We ended up buying it for him as a surprise for two reasons. One, we had no idea what else to buy him. Two, he got super lucky by having his birthday fall right at the same time we closed 3 jobs back to back. LOL! Business has been going pretty well, especially considering the economy. We are lucky and I thank God every day. Although I have to admit I am one of those people who often fear the bad that is coming when things are going so well.
We are all looking forward to fall sports coming to an end and giving our family a break for awhile. It will be so nice to sit down for dinner and be able to chat with one another without having to scream, hurry up…we gotta leave in 10 minutes! Plus Andrew has been basically eating dinner alone most nights because we are all off doing things with the other kids. OH…and not to mention that we will soon be able to enjoy dinner at our new kitchen table that is the appropriate size for a family of 6! Ken thinks we will still eat around the snack bar, but I disagree. The kids will eat where I put their plates and guess where their plates will go? Yep, mom wins again. Actually I can totally see the boys picking up their plates and moving them back to the snack bar so I shouldn’t say that at all. Well at least Karli and I will be enjoying the new table. =)
Here are some more recent pictures…
Does Andrew look a little tired??? Could that be because him and his friends stayed up the ENTIRE night before? The amount of food they ate and pop they consumed is insane.
One night Andrew had two of his friends over and they were running around toilet papering and wearing my old dance costumes! It was hilarious!