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 ...
~ Basket of Jacks ~
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