First and Foremost, Today is my youngest son's birthday. It seems impossible that he was born just 15 years ago. It seems like it was just yesterday and yet he's been through so much it seems like it's been forever too. He was born 2 months premature and he was sick for most of the first year of his life, but I swear nothing has ever gotten in his way. He'd have a fever of 103 and still be trying to run around playing like any other day. His lungs are a mass of scars from being on oxygen, having multiple bouts with pneumonia, RSV and pretty much any respiratory illness you can think of, but he's tough as nails. He plays football, he sings in the choir, he runs track, he's active, fit and healthy. He's a straight A, sometimes a B here or there, student. He has tons of friends and he's an awesome kid all the way around. I'm very very proud to be his Mom.
Last night he got a chance to show off to us how well he's doing in Choir. He's not all that pleased with the way his teacher insisted he sing the lead part but I was proud of him for doing what she asked. Listen carefully to the first part of the video! Check it out:
Yep, you heard her right. This is his first year in choir and he won a Division 1 medal in his very first ever competition. That's MY child!
We're having a bonfire tonight for his birthday with some of his school friends coming over. That should be fun and insightful lol. We also get to meet Daniel's new girlfriend tonight too. I'm sort of excited but a little worried as well. Maybe, my initial impressions are wrong though. We'll see.
Phillip and I are riding on Saturday this week. The weather is supposed to be pretty yucky on Sunday so we had to move up a day. I'm doing really good and it's a lot of fun just getting out in the woods. We ride bikes through the state park and so far the farthest I've ridden is about 8 miles. Hoping to bump it up to 10 this time. I'm really proud of myself considering I haven't ridden a bike since back before Jonathon was born almost 23 years ago. I can't say I don't hurt a bit afterwards, but the hot tub is AWESOME for helping with that and Phillip makes sure it's hot in plenty time to use it. He;s such a great guy and so sweet to me. I can't believe how lucky I am to have found someone I truly trust and can believe in.
Then we have dinner with one of my sisters in The Woodlands. Daniel's birthday is Sunday so We're taking the boys to Hooters so that we can embarrass the crap out of them. That's always fun!
Anyway, the weekend will be really busy. I'll be sharing lots of pictures and video. you can bet on it!