Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Double Digits (Here We Go Again)

How is it possible . . .

. . . that our baby boy

. . . is TEN?!?!

(Thing 2's birthday was on the 3rd, but I'm just now getting pictures uploaded. Go me!)

We had a GREAT family day.
Breakfast in bed.
"Doubles" basket.
Lots of Wizard 101 with friends.
Lunch at a fun little cafe/bakery.
Shopping spree at the Yu-Gi-Oh!  and book stores.
Perfect Presents.
Skyping with friends.
An eclectic home-cooked meal (crab legs, beanie weenies, and artichokes).
Calls from grandparents, as well as time with Vav√≥ here.
Dunkin' Donuts Munchkins "cake."

We all rang in the day at midnight, complete with baby book viewing.

Breakfast in bed with his best friend . . .

. . . and a little beggar staring at them.

Stacy had this fantastic idea to do a Doubles Basket when Thing 1 turned 10. It was one of the things that Thing 2 was most looking forward to.

See the picture above--everything is either "double" or "two" . . .
Double-Stuffed Oreos,
Double Fudge Ice Cream
Double Bubble,
Triple Double Stuf Mint Oreos
Double Vision,
Multiple Double Features,
2-Pack of Playing Cards,
and more!

Here are Thing 1 and Thing 2 after he opened her present to him.
(There are some SERIOUSLY sentimental feelings towards the Rubik's cube.)

These 2 are such great friends. We are lucky as parents to have two wonderful kids who love each other so much.

Happy Birthday, Thing 2!!
We LOVE you!

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(I wrote this before doing this birthday post. I decided to include it here.)

10 Reasons Our Son is Awesome

 Now that Thing 2 has reached double digits, he seems so much older to me. Well, he seems older and older every day, but somehow when I see his age as two digits it really hits home. Here are 10 reasons why our 10-year-old is awesome.

 1. He is always happy.
 2. His energy knows no bounds, kind of like Tigger.
3. He loves his big sister and gets along VERY well with her.
4. He is quick with a hug.
5. He always shows appreciation for even the most simple gestures.
6. He is a thoughtful friend.
7. He loves to make things special for other people. He is a thoughtful gift-giver.
8. He is brutally honest and forthright, and his tact improves every day.
9. He is extremely creative.
10. He treats his mother very well.

Thing 2, you are truly awesome! We love you!


Jagged Rocks said...

Happy Birthday! I can't believe how fast time flies!

Lindsay said...

Happy birthdy thing 2!!! I cant believe you are ten. Miss you

Lindsay said...

Happy birthdy thing 2!!! I cant believe you are ten. Miss you

Dave said...

Happy belated birthday Maxim! It looks like you guys put together a great day for him.

Boquinha said...

I LOVE this kid!! What a great list about him. He is so much fun - anyone who knows him is better for it.

Vivian said...

Great post about a terrific kid!

Emily Foley said...

What a sweet post. I love the Doubles basket, that is super clever! I love the part about brutal honesty and tact. Tact is a hard thing to teach. :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAXIM!

Rich said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, that food, NO FAIR! We were on with him on Wizard101 that day! He didnt say anything about the food, most likely to keep me from not drooling, I thank him for that, but STILL!