This handsome fellow turned 12 last week (well, four day ago)! I’m a little busy with life, but we snuck in some birthday celebrations here and there.
We celebrated a little early in Franklin with the family.
We celebrated a little on the actual day. In past years I’ve found myself making three cakes/cupcakes: one for a family party, one for a friends party, and one for school. This year, I made none. :(
The weekend after his birthday Aunt Mandy came to visit and went out for ice cream and mini-golf. Sadly I left my phone home on accident, so there are no photos. We all had a great time though! Then Ziggy’s for dinner and a round of pool.
Sunday evening (yesterday), Alan and I talked the kids into going to a new-ish restaurant. We promised them dessert and had them bring games. Lex set up a variety of chess challenges for me, then we had an intense game. It was great!
I felt a little guilty about this birthday because we didn’t do a party and didn’t do anything big and special. I offered to take him on a day trip or invite some friends for ice cream and mini-golf, but nothing appealed to him. The week was full of concerts and plays and meetings and parties he wasn’t invited to, so I feel like he got very little attention, but he said he’s happy and it was a good birthday. I try to remind myself that in general “very little attention” is what Lex prefers. :) I’m glad we were able to go out to dinner Sunday night, just the four of us, and have a good family bonding time. We get one more year with this preteen before he hits those scary-sounding teenage years. Let’s make this year last and last! <3