Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Happy Birthday Collin


Happy Tuesday my friends. We're celebrating Collin's 13th birthday and the first day of school. It's hard to believe we have three teenagers in the house.   Lucky it was the first day of school or I wouldn't have a recent picture of Collin by himself. He's definitely hit the phase where he doesn't like his picture taken :)  I wish I could describe what a sweetheart he is.  He loves to cook...seriously love to cook and it a very big nurturer. On the nights when Pat is out and I come in from work, Collin always asks what I would like for dinner and is at the ready to make grilled chicken, a burger on the grill or pasta. He LOVES to cook. He is very tactile...anything with his hands he loves to do too. He also loves fishing and is starting to try his hand at golf. He's a very clever guy!  And he never hesitates to give a kiss, hug or a quick I love you. Love him to pieces and hope his 13th year is an awesome one!


Here's a very CAS card for CAS(E) this Sketch.  A very little interpretation of the sketch!

And here's the crew on the first day of school...sophomore, 7th and 5th. Time is flying!  And don't you love Collin's face?!



18 comments:

Jennifer K said...

Happy birthday to Collin! How neat that he loves to cook. My 7th grader says he wants to be a chef, but he's not at Collin's level yet.

I Card Everyone said...

LOve your back to school photos! Wow, are these guys growing! I also think your card is PERFECT! xx
=]

Karen B. said...

Handsome men you have got there Lynn. Happy Birthday to Collin!

sandie said...

He is a sweetie and how fab to have him make you dinner. Great take on the sketch and perfectly CAS

Jinny Newlin said...

Happy birthday, Collin! His interests sound so much like my recently turned 13-year-old's. I bet they'd get along really well. He's got your face, mom. So cute! And his card is pure, CAS perfection!

Leigh Penner said...

Happy birthday to Collin! He sounds like a great kid!
Wonderful take on the sketch, Lynn!

Marisa said...

Your boys are all so wonderful - well done mom and dad :) Happy Birthday to Collin and a great bday card for him.

Hannelie said...

Happy birthday to Colin! Best wishes also for the new school year!
Your take on the CTS is super duper awesome CAS!
Thanks for playing!

Maureen said...

Happy birthday to the guy who knows how to make one great cup of coffee! I love the CAS style of this card...the punch of colour and how one's eye flows from the arrows to the sentiment and back. Gorgeous!

Lisa said...

This is a perfect take on the sketch Lynn!! The happiest of birthday wishes to Collin the cook!! Your boys are all so cute. Hope they have a wonderful school year!

Tracey McNeely said...

I couldn't help but smile the whole time I was reading your 'filled with proud mama love' post! I remembered how he came into the kitchen when I was at your house and warmed up a bowl of chili for lunch and seemed so at ease in the kitchen. Happy 13th Birthday Collin!

Gerrina said...

Congrats!! He looks like a what-we-call-here- "brugpieper"; that stage where they still have so much to see and learn and want to go so quick, but are too young for a lot jet...
Love uour take on the sketch!
Enjoy the weekend!

donna mikasa said...

CAS perfection! I'm sure your son loved his birthday card!

Anita in France said...

Cool and crisp and fabulous, Lynn ... a perfect masculine card! Happy Birthday (belated!) to Collin ... he sounds a wonderful young man! Hugs, Anita :)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your photos and that card is just PERFECT! They are growing up so FAST!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So brilliantly CAS! And love the colour combo. Congrats on your CAS favourite.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Happy belated Birthday to Collin! I think your awesome CASlicious card nails the sketch, Lynn! Congratulations on the well-deserved Favorite recognition from CTS!! Hugs, Darnell

Lisa A. said...

OMG, Lynn...your boys are growing up!! Collin is such a handsome and sounds like an absolutely AMAZING young man...sounds a lot like my Noah...loved to cook and a sweetheart to his momma...happy belated birthday to the new teenager!! Your card is simply wonderful...congrats on being a FAVORITE!! So sorry I don't get here very often...but love it when I can catch up with your beautiful family!! Hugs!!