Friday, January 23, 2015

A Birthday, Two Birds, and Natures Beauty

Happy 16th Birthday to Anthony!  
Where, exactly, has the time been going?!
I must say that I am enjoying our teen boys immensely and love the stage of life we are in!
A few weeks ago I asked Anthony what kind of party he wanted and gave him a few days to think about it and offered 3 different scenarios. After thinking about it he said he doesn't want a party. I will admit I was rather deflated. I mean, what 16 year old doesn't want a party...all about them... but alas he was adamant. No party!
So this morning I tried a different tactic. I still couldn't quite let it go.
I'm a Mom, after all! I love to celebrate my kids! :)
Me: what are you doing at 2:30 at school today?
Him: Study Hall.
Me: How many kids are in there with you?
Him: There's actually quite a few at that time.
Sudden realization hits him.
Him: You're not thinking of bringing something are you?
Me: Oh it crossed my mind.
Him: No Mom, don't!
So because I generally do what I think I should, (okay, what I want to do) I showed up anyway with Donuts and chocolate milk.
He had his back turned when I walked in and when he saw me he turned a very deep shade of red and  put his head down on his desk. I could tell he was glad I had come and yet... the spotlight. Not really what he likes.
He did give me his sweet smile and help me serve the treat and thanked me for coming. Being in the spotlight is just not his thing! And that's okay, too.
4 maybe 5 years old.
I think he's debating whether he can sneak a cookie :)

~ 2015 ~

My  'glowing' Cardinal friend

Mockingbird pose
♥ this!

Nature in the Neighborhood

Sycamore beauty against a blue, winter sky

I was out walking and noticed this in the sky. Reminded me of a bird or maybe the American Eagle symbol?
And thanks for stopping in!


  1. I think Taylor would have acted the same way at that age! Love the younger years picture..adorable!

    That cardinal is magnificent! Wow! That first shot would be a gorgeous Christmas card, wouldn't it?
    And Ms Mockingbird has some personality! haha.

    1. Haha yes the cardinal must be on Pinterest and has learned all about the usefulness of coconut oil for glowing skin. lol

  2. Beautiful photos... and I love all things cardinal too! Hi from Suzanne, a Betsy blog follower.