I don't know why, but when Sassy turned 13, back in 2014, I thought it would be fun to get her 13 presents ~ a couple bigger items and a bunch of little items: lotions, nail polish, fun socks, you know 13 year old girly stuff.
What I didn't realize was, I was creating a new tradition. One that Action couldn't wait for. Thirteen presents on your 13th birthday! Oh, the anticipation!
Fast forward to Sunday January 22nd. Oooh the air was abuzz with excitement. Action came down from his bedroom in the morning after a good nights sleep to see that there were indeed 13 presents lined up in front of the fireplace just waiting for him. However, upon further counting, he was bummed to see there were actually only 12. I had to explain to him that the headphones he "needed" a few days earlier because his older ones had broken were actually part of the 13 (*wink *wink ~ more to come later!) gifts.
No worries, he was still excited!
Now he just had to wait until his Dad and Sassy got home from softball practice........
When they finally got home, present opening began:
A Book Light
Nerf Gun Darts
A Duvet Cover (time to redo his room ~ an update the decor he'd had since he was 2)
New Wall Art
Sneakly I wrapped presents 12 and 13 together in a one, so it looked like he was only getting 12 presents! #12 was his first cell phone and #13 was a case for his phone.
Needless to say he was excited!
We went to Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch and when we got home it was time for CAKE!
True to form, he requested his favorite chocolate cake with chocolate frosting (RECIPE HERE ~ with update pictures!).
A week later Grandpa and Grandma were able to make the 4 1/2 hour drive to visit. Sassy had a volleyball tournament, but we still found time to celebrate our newest 13 year old. This time the requested dessert was cheesecake ~ yummy!
(I think 13yr old stayed up too late the night before ~ he looks a bit sleepy in this picture!)
But that wasn't all! Just last weekend, Action had a couple of buddies over to celebrate as well! They went to an indoor paintball facility for a few hours, came back to our house to have ~ you guessed it ~ CAKE, chocolate cake (although in cupcake form), and spent the night.
I think this kid of mine had a good time celebrating his 13th birthday!