Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happy 14th Birthday Ryan

Today, my beautiful boy, Ryan, is 14.  I know I say this every year, but it is really hard to believe that he is 14.  In eighteen months, he'll have his temporary driver's license.  I'm sure that I'll blink and he'll be behind the driver's wheel. 

At 14, a few things have changed since last year.
  • He's taller than me (not saying much since I'm only 5' 1"), but I think he's grown about five inches in the last year.
  • He's had his first girlfriend.  They "dated" for about eight months.  And he stated, "You ask girls out in person, not via text and you do the same if you break up.  It's important to see how the other person is feeling."  He's still my sweet, sensitive boy.
  • He's the responsible owner of a cell phone.  We've had a few hard lessons, but overall it has gone well. 
  • He needs an occasional shave!
And, a few things haven't changed since last year.
  • I'm proud of the young man he is becoming.  My love for him and his brothers overwhelms me. 
  • His loves are the same: baseball, baseball and more baseball.
  • I tell him I love him every day, multiple times per day.  He laughs...and ducks when I try to kiss him multiple times.
And here is his birthday card for today.  The Play Date Cafe Colors are perfect this week. His baseball uniform that he picked out is purple and gray so I'm sure he'll love the card.

27 comments:

  1. Lynn I have a feeling you are in trouble! The girls are going to be knocking down your door! He is a cutie for sure!

    I so love your card! Those circles are my favorite from that set! This is the perfect boy card! Happy Birthday Ryan!

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  2. Fantastic card for your oldest, your posts makes me want to get a bit weepy...o, being the mothers of boys.

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  3. Happy Birthday to your guy, Lynn! And what a FABULOUS card! You really do rock the guy cards and I've gotta say what a fabulous colour combo he has for his team's colours ;D
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  4. Lynn,

    Again I got choked up reading your post... You have such love for your family and it shows.. I hope Ryan has a wonderful birthday.
    Judy

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  5. Happy Birthday to Ryan! Love your card - perfect for your handsome young man!

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  6. Beautiful birthday card, Lynn, and a beautiful tribute to Ryan.

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  7. yes, what a fine, handsome man he's growing into, Lynn...he looks like a perfect mix of you and Pat :) It's true they are our little boys for our whole life :) The card is perfect and I love seeing it next to the girly inspiration picture!! Fun contrast! So what are 14 year old boys wanting for their birthday? I'm thinking CASH!? Hope the weather holds up for you and all the baseball :)

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  8. What a great post for your son! I loved reading what changed this year! They really do grow up too fast! And how perfect is it that the play date cafe's colors work? Love your card! :>

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  9. Love it! I really need to pull out this set!!

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  10. Happy Birthday to your sweet boy, Ryan! That is a great birthday card, Lynn. I am sure he will appreciate the colors! :)

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  11. It's scary how fast they grow! Happy Birthday Ryan. I love your card Lynn - I really do need those stamps :)

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  12. Fabulous Card! I always struggle when I make 'teen' boy cards... this is perfect!

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  13. I bet he DID love that card! They sure grow up fast, don't they? Happy Birthday, Ryan! :)

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  14. FABULOUS guy card, love this!! Happy Birthday to Ryan :)

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  15. LOVE this card!!! The font on the sentiment is awesome, and the stamped images are perfect for a boy card!!

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  16. What a sweet post, Lynn! Brought tears to my eyes! It's bittersweet seeing them grow up, isn't it? What a handsome young man! Happy Birthday, Ryan!

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  17. Oh, forgot to comment on the card...so perfect for your son's birthday! Love it!

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  18. Aw, such a sweet post for such a good looking birthday boy :) Your card is super cool and a wonderful take on the colors. Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  19. Lynn love the CAS take with the colours for this week! Great boys card :) Thanks for playing at the Play Date Cafe this week!

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  20. Perfect card for your son, and look at that face, so handsome! Scares me how fast our children grow, but looking back at photo memories makes it special!

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  21. Ah your son is going to break a few girls' hearts I think! Don't they grow up fast! I have an eleven year old daughter just about to start senior school, scary!

    I LOVE your card, what are the stamps you used, they are just great for boy/men cards. FAB inspiration, tfs. Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

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  22. Wow! What a handsome young man you have there, Lynn! Happy Birthday, Ryan! LOVE the graphic nature of his CAS card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  23. Aw, I love how you talk about all your boys but this post was especially heartwarming! I hope Ryan's day with the family was perfect!! I love your card for him using Grunge Me!

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  24. Happy birthday to Ryan!! What a fabulous card you made for him--so fun and hip! Perfect for him!! Hope he enjoyed his special day:) Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

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  25. Oh how I LOVE the card you made for your son - it's so perfect! I never would have thought you could make a masculine card with these colors but you nailed it! And what a super sweet post, you're such a great mom! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

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  26. oh this is clean, simple and beautiful :)

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