Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Another big milestone birthday for Andrew...and I must say, he has been really excited for this birthday to come. It's funny how we don't want our kids to leave a certain stage, but somehow, they act out just enough to make us happy that the milestone has finally arrived! Andrew is so happy to be done with Primary and on to Young Men's. And I am really excited that he will be the peon again. It somehow makes me feel better! (what kind of mother am I?!)

The last year for Andrew has been another hard one in many ways. And it's been a hard one for his Momma too. I feel reminded on a daily basis how quickly my time with him is slipping away. Yesterday, on his last day as an 11 year old, I taught him how to make pancakes from scratch---  and as he would say, "My pancakes are beast!"  (So we got him a waffle iron for his birthday....and I'm retiring from waffle and pancake making!)

Andrew asked for a "baby harp seal cake" for his birthday. He has a fetish with cute little harp seals (they are really adorable)--and generally a fetish with all things that have to do with snow--and snowy places...obscene amounts of snow. (Don't tell him if you get more snow than us--he will become angry with you!) Byron said he was too old for my cute seal cake (which Andrew loved) and wanted a bloody shark attack on the seal----the only compromise we could come to was a shark lurking around the corner.

Andrew has the coolest "Big Momma" ever and I took the gang to the beach for the day--like a Boss!

Opening his new gifts---and my Saturday morning breakfast!

Happy Birthday Andrew. We love you and are so excited #12 has finally arrived for you. We look forward to a new priesthood holder in our home....and some pretty sick waffles too!

(Please note: I do not use the words "beast" "sick" or "boss" in my regular vocabulary---However, I have been informed that these, and other lame words, are "cool." And since I will soon no longer be "Big Momma" I guess I'll learn to be "Cool Momma." NOT!)

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