Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sweet Sixteen

Yesterday was my son's sixteenth birthday.  For me the day was a little crazy as I tried to work and get ready for a party.  I had a cake to decorate, cupcakes, and chili to make.  Somehow I managed to get it all done before picking Austin up from driver's ed.  
Austin up a tree at school. 

The family came over for dinner and cake which was fun and chaotic.  Between making sure everyone got dinner and dishing out cake, I didn't get an opportunity to take pictures.  My dad did though but I don't have them to post.  The last few years, the gift giving has been somewhat boring.  My son doesn't ask or require much - money, iTunes gift cards, and books made him a happy birthday boy.  My parents gave him a car.  A genuine Hot Wheels Corvette.  It looks beautiful in it's little plastic package.

I let Austin have his friends come over about an hour after the family.  That way he could have family time then friend time.  I had to laugh as I sat upstairs in my bedroom listening to their music coming from the basement.  The music was the same as what my friends and I were listening to at that age.  I suppose it is all "retro" now or whatever.

I enjoyed the party but was happy when the door closed behind the last person.  Today is just another day only now I say my sixteen year old son.  And I try to forget that I am almost twenty years older. 


just call me jo said...

What a handsome son--Sixteen? I remember when my daughter turned 16. They kind of start moving away from us a little at a time. Sad but true. You, however, are still very young too. I'm sure your son is grateful for the wonderful birthday you arranged.

Single and Sane said...

Several years ago, I had a friend who chaperoned her daughter's 8th grade dance, and actually went out on the dance floor, much to her daughter's dismay. Her daughter told her to stop dancing - she told her daughter "I'll stop dancing when you all get your own music."

It sounds like Austin had a great birthday. I'm sure he's grateful you gave him a separate time with his friends!

Cynthia said...

Happy Birthday, Austin. They grow way too fast!

M-Cat said...

Happy Sweet Sixteen! It always feels like a milestone and he's a handsome one!