Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Cabin cleaned...check.
Wii moved over to cabin temporarily...check.
Big stereo system that's been sitting in the storage shed for years hooked up and running...check.
Mountain Dew and Pepsi Throwback in cooler...check.

Almost time to PARTY!

Calvin is twelve years old today. I know it's trite to say where does the time go, but wow...last year he was excited to sleep in the (then unoccupied) new house with a couple of friends. Now he's taking over the cabin for the night with an old friend and a couple new ones!

I am thankful to have him as my son, thankful that he has such a joyful curiosity about natural things and outright passion for baseball. I am thankful that we as a family can celebrate his big day and that he has good friends he can share it with.


The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Sounds like a right proper birthday bash to me! Don't ever miss a chance to have fun with your kids…there's nothing more important!

barefoot gardener said...

What a cool think to be able to do for your kid! Can you imagine how many 'cool' points he is gonna get, getting to have the WHOLE CABIN to have his party in?

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

How cool to have a cabin for you and your buddies!!

Happy birthday Calvin!!

Island Rider said...

And how neat that school is out so he can have his party on his real birthday and not have to wait until the weekend!

Heidi said...

That sounds like a blast!!

Where did you find Pepsi Throwback? I guess I haven't looked there yet, wherever it is.

Deb said...

Grizzled- lots o' fun being had here tonight, but I'm about ready to check out and head to bed!

Barefoot- Strangely enough, I had to kick some kids out of the house at 9:30 or so!

Lynne- I think his friends from town are impressed!

Island Rider- We were just talking about this as we were going to pick up some friends! Yeah, summer birthdays are great!

Heidi- I only found single bottles in the convenience store section of Chris' Food Center. Of course I had to pay single bottle price for them...ouch. I don't know if I've seen them anywhere else.

Madcap said...

12 is a great age. I'm really enjoying it in our family. Happy Birthday Calvin!

Jayne said...

Happy Birthday Calvin!

Floridacracker said...

Happy birthday to Calvin! 12 is one of the best boy years.

dharma bum said...

Happy Birthday, Calvin! I agree with FC, that is definitely one of the greatest ages for a boy. I hope he enjoys his party... it sounds like lots of fun and I kind of wish I could come! :)

Deb said...

Madcap- Yeah, 12 is the chance to be a big kid before all those hormones hit...

Jayne- I will pass your wishes along to Calvin...when he wakes up. :)

FC- And I am so happy he got to spend the big day with his friends, enjoying the outdoors. Really, except for a small amount of time between midnight and 5 AM, I think they were running around outside. Sweet!

Dharma Bum- Yeah,wouldn't it be great to be twelve again? The party was a blast; they were outside at 5 AM, going into the woods to check out tree forts and ponds. Calvin just woke up a few minutes ago (7:30 PM). :)