Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Bryce's 18th birthday

It is official!  Our household now has another adult!  Which is totally hard for me to wrap my brain around.

It seems like just yesterday we were bringing home our first baby from the hospital.  And today, we have a child who is considered adult age, and who will soon be branching out on his own to begin living his own life.

We celebrated Bryce's birthday with a simple day at home.  He had wanted to go skeet shooting; however, a spring blizzard the day before kept us from being able to do that.  Since it is warming up here in Colorado, I'm hoping we can go soon.

The night before Bryce's birthday, he came into my room and asked to take pictures with me of his last night as a child.  Now, you must know, I had already taken my evening shower and had taken off all makeup.  And we had a blizzard that day (an actual blizzard!), and I had been outside trying to get the dog to go to the restroom in the middle of the blowing snow so my hair was a mess!  But I said yes because how can you pass up such an opportunity?

As is our family tradition, we ate a menu comprised of the favorites of the birthday boy.  Bryce invited one of his friends over to eat burgers with us at lunch.

We ended the evening with a cookie cake and ice cream.  See the side eye that Bryce is giving his brothers and sisters?  That's because the kids insist on singing as loudly and as badly as they can, and all at different times too.  They do this every time.  It's so bad that I can't even sing with them.  And I'm usually laughing the entire time.

It was just a day of simple celebrations for our oldest boy...I mean young adult child.  Gosh, that is so hard to type.

 And lest you think a quiet day at home is ever quiet here (because it is rarely quiet around here), here is a picture of how we spent time after the cake...trying to get the balloons down from our ceiling because someone thought it would be a good idea to remove the strings and let them float up! Ha!  This crazy bunch of kids!

That's a look at Bryce's birthday.  It was rather low key for an 18th birthday.  But a blizzard kept us from doing what we really wanted to do.  However, it was a great day celebrating our new young adult.

 Hug your babies, Mamas.  Because the saying is true...The days are long, but the years are short.  Cherish every moment.

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