Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Robert!

My baby turned 21 today .. where has the time gone? When you have a little baby in your arms and people are telling you to enjoy every stage because it all goes so fast .. you really don't have any idea what they are talking about .. until you turn around and your youngest isn't a baby anymore, he's all grown up! I sure don't feel 21 years older either! lol .. well most days I don't :)


Robert is attending college to be a journalist, he'd really like to be a sports journalist, and works at Toys R Us. He really is a sports addict .. he even likes to watch Cricket, just can't figure out all the rules yet! lol For his birthday we gave him money towards tickets to the Sounders vs Barcelona game in August .. he and 3 friends are going and they are soo excited.


He's is a very kind gentle man with a wicked sense of humor when you get to know him. He loves to play all kinds of games, and is very family oriented. He's always been close to his grandparents on both sides .. and I know both his grandmas are looking down at him today with smiles on their faces. I think they'd be very please with the person he's becoming.


Of course he's a pretty typical 20something .. can and does get lost on the internet playing Xbox live, reading all the sports websites and occassionally updating his facebook. I think he's as addicted to music as he is sports and he always keeps me current with new music for me.


We had a bbq over at my Dad's house on Saturday for Rob's birthday .. it was hot, but really fun .. our summer has finally hit big time! All week it's going to be in the high 90's .. Seattle people don't do 90's! lol .. we really get grumpy when we can't sleep! Anywho .. here's a few pictures from the birthday party ...


my boys being silly .. Chris was the passer of the gifts lol


I had forgotten candles for his birthday cake (oreo ice cream cake) .. not to worry, my mom for years kept old candles to reuse .. my dad has kept up the recycling of birthday candles, so I knew I'd find a 2 and a 1 in the box .. but no! couldn't find a 2 anywhere .. soooo with a couple of family and friends helping me decide what to do, we found candles that all added up to 21! lol .. very silly but hey it worked! lol




Here's just a couple of random pictures of Robert .. I don't know why but I just love this picture .. wonder what he's thinking ..






Happy Birthday Robert. I wish the best for you and hope that the next 21 years will be everything you want them to be .. and a few things you haven't even thought about yet.


While we are the bbq, Terry took a picture of some flowers my dad has in the back yard .. now I should tell you that Mom found the bathtub years ago and they always kept it planted with all kinds of lovely flowers .. well this spring Dad ran across something new to plant .. I know my Mom would have loved this ...




OK .. last of the pictures .. I promise .. we have 3 indoor cats, Beau (large gray tomcat), Subie (tiger stripe) and Chloe (gray, white and black .. and the softest cat you've ever petted) .. Subie and Chloe came to live with us first, Beau about a couple of years later, all were rescues. Beau and Chloe have never gotten along .. tolerated each other a bit, but basic hate each other, at least that's what they lead the humans in the house to believe .. this picture tells another story, don't ya think?

Terry found them all sleeping together .. I love this one .. they all look like they want him to leave them the heck alone lol


Well, if you'd reached the bottom of this post .. I thank you for bearing with me while I talked about family .. I promise stitching pictures soon!

Stay cool and I hope you find your joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for Robert ...

17 comments:

JOLENE said...

Happy 21 to your dear son! I agree that the years fly by and they grow up soooo fast. (Mine is 14). Love the cake, wish I was there to enjoy a piece. LOL!

Natasha said...

Hope your son had a great 21ST many more wonderful years ahead of him...

Love the planters that your parents use ;)

Take Care

Nic said...

Happy Birthday Robert - and if he needs help with the rules of cricket, point him in my direction ;o)

Vonna said...

Love are our watercolors that paint the picture of our family...and you've painted a beautiful one Michele! You family is very special and it is reflected in all the photos. I've enojoyed this glimpse into your life very much! Thank you for sharing it with us :)
And I LOVE the pictures of your kitties...I sat and looked at them a long time, because you know me...the crazy cat lady I've become! LOL!

Sally said...

Happy 21st Birthday Robert!

The years do go by fast Michele. I can't believe my eldest is 18 next week!

Kim B said...

Happy birthday to your baby Robert!

And those planters are just too much!

Linda said...

Hi Michele...Happy Birthday to your baby boy...today is my birthday too.

I loved all the family pictures and what sweet kitties. I have a stray mama cat and three kitties that arrived last week...oh they are precious. I'm feeding them but they are still very timid and I haven't been able to pet any of them.....I'd love to find homes for them when they are older.....

Love the bathtub planter and the latest addition gave me a giggle.

Have a happy day...hugs, Linda

Michelle said...

Hi Michele,

Happy birthday to your son! I love the flowers in the bathtub!

Michelle

Peggy Lee said...

A very happy birthday to your baby! Mine will be 23 in a few days...where does the time go? I remember bringing him home from the hospital at all of 5 lbs, and now...well...he's a big boy! :^)
Great use for the tub and pottie!

Karen said...

Ahh..to be 21 again...or just 21 years younger!

Had to laugh at the "planters" in your dad's back yard....too cute.

CindyMae said...

Happy birthday to your baby!!! The cake looks great!

Carolyn NC said...

Happy Birthday to your Robert; he sounds like a wonderful young man. Love the flowers picture and your kitties. I always love to see pets sleeping together...so sweet.

Cindy F. said...

Happy belated birthday to your Robert!! You have every reason to be proud of him! He sounds like such a blessing! I wish for him everything he wants out of life and more:)

I love how you did the candles for his cake!! Too fun!

DaisyGirl said...

Oh Michele,
Robert reminds me of my Jason! Jason turns 20 this year, even my hubby thought they looked alike, if Jason had red hair, they could be twins when Jason hasn't shaved! Tell him Happy Birthday Dude!
Donna

Siobhan said...

Happy birthday to your son!! Doesn't the time go fast? My older daughter is 19 and I swear that if I was to wake up tomorrow as a pimply 13 year old, I wouldn't be surprised. Time goes so fast. Love the pic of the cats, too!

Cheryl said...

Enjoyed looking at your pics and hearing about your family. Happy (belated) birthday to Robert! I cant imagine Caleb being 21!

stitcherw said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your son. Lovely pictures all of them, and the unique flower planters were great. Fun pictures of the cats too. Two of my three always act like they don't get along too, but every so often I'll catch them cuddled up together like yours were.
Sue