We had a big birthday in the house last week, my first born has finally reached his long awaited 13th birthday. I have a teenager in the house once again.
We planned a quiet day, he had already been out a couple of weekends before hand to celebrate with some friends to a theme park without parental supervision for the first time!
It is very strange approaching this age with a young person again. The last time was when we had my niece living with us, the first birthday she had with us was 13, 10 months after she arrived. So much has happened since then. The difference this time is that I have been been there from the beginning with my first born. From our bed to moses basket, from moses basket to cot, from cot to child's bed, from child's bed to his current single bed. Hopefully there will be no more beds while he is at our home but many more birthdays still to come.
I am so proud and thankful of all that he has brought into our lives and pray that he will bear with us as we try to navigate through his teenage years with him.
This is the yummy, chocolate, fudge toffee cake that my 11 year old daughter made for him