Friday, June 12, 2009


Happy Birthday Alex!

Remember last year? Alex and I had a memory chuckle over the croissants I burned... actually it was more like a kitchen fire than just well-done buns. This year the croissants are golden and light. I was sighing because it's hard to believe he is fifteen years old and because I am dizzy with good memories, happy recollections of life with this boy. Sigh. He deserves a lot more than unburned croissants! Which is why this post has got to be short and sweet... there's so much to do!

Alex is great. Really great. I've said it before and it's as true as ever.

I just came from the high school. Maria and I took a huge cake to share with students and staff... that was a big hit. The principal led everyone in a warm and sweet round of "Happy Birthday." I could not be more eager for summer to begin, but today I realized how much I like their school... I am going to miss all those great people.

On Sunday we are going to do something. A cookout. Light some tiki torches. Ruth is making Alex strawberry rhubarb crisp. As you can see, we are limited by space when it comes to backyard activities... not that it keeps us from having any fun at all, but it has occurred to me that we do not even have an outdoor table. Maybe we will have a cookout and an eat in. Of course, inside we don't have much in the way of chairs... lol.

Maybe we should consider In-N-Out. Take it down to the beach.

Chango would vote for a backyard party, without the hose play. Alex gets the deciding vote.


nikkipolani said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEX!!! Whatever you all decide to do (in or out or In-N-Out), I'm sure you'll all have a wonderful time together. Chango, too :-)

Anna Banana said...

Happy 15th to Alex!!!

Missy said...

Wishing you an exciting 15th year, Alex!

amy smith said...

have a great birthday. :)
and seriously,
the thought of in n out makes me swoon.

mtnchild said...

Oh My!!! Happy Birthday Alex, have a great day no matter what you end up deciding.

Natalie, my daughter just turned 41! The pride just keeps growing.

Hugs to you all,

village mama said...

feliz 15 Alex!