Friday, September 19, 2008

thirteen

Thirteen balloons,
thirteen candles,
with thirteen stripes (completely coincidental),
placed on a chocolate cake,
for a very special boy, who turned 13 yesterday. 
Wow.  Thirteen.

71 comments:

TLCknits said...

Happy Birthday Charlie!

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday Charlie!
So, your first baby is a teenager now! I bet the years flew by.

lilibethsgarden said...

What happy photos for a very happy birthday!

gkgirl said...

happy birthday to charlie
and welcome to mom to teenager years...i have just gotten here
myself...
:O)

Jane said...

Happy birthday Charlie! and happy day to you too, Leslie!

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Oh I have a 13 year old at home as well;)

Goooo Charlie!!!

slam889 said...

Happy Birthday Charlie! Love the balloon pictures. And those are some neat candles.

Charity said...

Happy Birthday, Charlie! :0)

Hurrayic said...

Happy Birthday to your Charlie. Is this your first teen? Exciting time. Thanks for your words of welcome too - hopefully my blog break won't last too much longer. I miss it.

Knitterella said...

What beautiful photos!

Happy Birthday Charlie! LOVE 13!!!

Tanya said...

Wow - a whole year has gone by already? Leslie - I remember reading your post about his 12th birthday and can't believe it's been a year. I love your balloon tradition - great pics. Hope his birthday is a great one. Cute kid!

Tanya

Yarn It said...

Happy Birthday to Charlie! Such an exciting age.

Julie said...

Happy 13 to Charlie... what beautiful photos!

zebraknits said...

Wow! You officially have a teenager! How wonderful. Many Happy wishes for his birthday!!!

nicole said...

Happy lucky 13, Charlie.

Fantastic photos of a very important day.

Denise said...

Happy Birthday to Charlie :-)
And happy weekend to you.
How's the Christmas sweaters coming on?

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Happy birthday Charlie!

I LOVE YOUR PHOTOS! Gorgeous!

pungsnotded said...

Yay Happy Birthday! 13 years, oh boy, we will be celebrating that one next year at my house! Cool candles, I love them!

emily said...

oh my! happy birthday charlie! and to you too leslie. thirteen. wow!

amanda said...

Oh my goodness! You've got yourself a teenager!

happy Birthday Charlie! Hope you had a fntastic day.

Kirsten said...

Thirteen is a big one! Happy Birthday Charlie!

Nantucket Dreams said...

wow! your first teenager! congratulations and good luck!
happy birthday charlie!

ali said...

Yay! Have fun- this is when it starts to get interesting!

Happy knitting-
ali

amandajean said...

happy 13th birthday, Charlie!

t does wool said...

Happy Birthday Charlie-a teenager--oh oh-he'll be driving soon!

Sarah Jackson said...

Wow! Happy happy 13th birthday. Good luck to both of you on the teenage years!

KnitPastis said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Charlie!

BizzyMommyKnits said...

happy happy , charlie!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!! Your pictures are beautiful !

fromallstitchedup said...

Happy Birthday ! Your pictures are beautiful!

Philigry said...

happyrthday charlie!
what do you think about having a teenager, Leslie? wow!
him and addison were born one day apart!

sue said...

Happy Birthday Charlie! I love the stripy candles too. It always goes by so fast when they become teenagers doesnt it.

Steph said...

Happy birthday Charlie. 13's an exciting one - you're officially a teenager!

Leslie, I bet this event has you feeling mixed emotions - proud of your son, but at the same time a little wistful for how fast they grow up. At least that's how I feel every time mine gets a year older. =)

Arline said...

Happy Birthday Charlie!

We share the same birthday!

Meggie said...

Happy 13th Birthday Charlie, you handsome bugger!

Cinnamonamon said...

Congrats, Charlie! Happy Birthday!

Alison Boon said...

OH thirteen is such a great age for boys. Have fun.

JL said...

Happy 13 to Charlie !

Love the pics.

Sophie said...

Happy Birthday Charlie. 13 is significant - hope it's a wonderful year for you.

Hege said...

Happy Birthday Charlie!

leslie said...

charlie. a big happy b-day to you.

kim said...

I hope that Charlie's day was a special one. Happy Birthday, Charlie!

MadMad said...

OK, OK, maybe I'm just an English major, but how is it possible he's 13, when you're not a day over, oh, say, 25? I just don't get it.

Give him a happy bday hug from me!

APA said...

WOW! Your very own teenager. Enjoy! And many birthday wishes to come true this year to your young man!

Rainy said...

Such memories for me. My son was so happy when he reached 13 he wanted the teen attached so bad. Next month he will turn 23 I wonder if he still likes getting older? LOL

62cherry said...

Ahhhh 13
lucky 13

KeanaLee said...

OMG, 13 is when they start to spend less time with you & more time with their friends. I've been there for 8 months, it stinks. I'd give anything to have him 2 again, playing with all his Thomas trains on the floor with me.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLIE!

Crystal said...

Oh Lord. I am going to have a thirteen year old gal at the end of the month. That sort of sneaks up on you, doesn't it? :)

Happy birthday Charlie!
God bless ya Leslie!

Aim said...

Happy 13!!! He is so cute...

I am giving you a blog award--come check my blog later today for the details!

Thanks for being inspirational!

Louise said...

Wow a teenager!! Happy Birthday to you Charlie! I just know that cake would have been delicious!

Lin said...

I hope a wonderful day was had, happy belated birthday Charlie!

nova said...

I hope it was the happiest of birthdays. Thirteen, it's a big deal.

BizzyMommyKnits said...

happy belated charlie! ( i thought i commented b4 , sorry :0) )!! great pics. leslie!

Hilary said...

Wow -- quite a few birthdays this week! Happy belated birthday to your boy. The photos in this post were especially spectacular!

Lynette said...

happy birthday charlie!

lucky knitter said...

Yeah 13! I think the teen years are great too! Happy Birthday Charlie!!!

Grace said...

My goodness! Thirteen! Happy birthday to Charlie, happy becoming a mama day to you! Wow.

Grace said...

PS: I *love* the photos!!

pricklypearbloom said...

Wow, indeed. Excellent taste in cake, too.

SpiderWomanKnits said...

I **love** the photo of the balloons and those candles are our family birthday cake staple.

Happy Birthday Charlie!

house on hill road said...

happy birthday charlie! i hope you all had a wonderful celebration.

iknitipurl said...

Happy birthday Charlie! Thirteen is a big number!

SMF.sportychic said...

Oh my goodness, a teenager already! Happy Birthday Charlie!

stitching under oaks said...

love your new header! i just changed mine too! must be the change of seasons. beautiful socks too by the way. oh and happy belated birthday charlie!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Happy Birthday Charlie!! Such a great age.

Regina said...

Happy Belated Birthday Charlie!
I love the new banner. Great socks. :)

Kristyn Knits said...

LOVE your new header!

Melissa! said...

My oldest is 13 1/2. I've enjoyed watching her get to this point and look foward to the years ahead. You seem to feel the same.

Happy Birthday Charlie!

tiennie said...

Happy belated 13th birthday Charlie! Wow!

Poshyarns said...

Oh my, 13, so grown up, very belated good wishes.

La Cabeza Grande said...

They grow up too fast, I tell ya! Lucky mom to have some a great son. Lucky son to have such a great mom.