Happy 17th Birthday Parker!
It’s hard to believe that 17 years have passed since the day you entered this world. You have brought so much joy to my life and I am so grateful that I am your mom. You continue to make me proud of you every single day.
I love the boy that you have been and the man that you are becoming. I love your creativity, your sense of humor, and your talent for art and computers. I love how sweet and generous you are, you are always willing to lend a helping hand and are so thoughtful. I hope that you always let your light shine bright and continue to share your talents and joy with the world.
Have a happy birthday, sweet boy.
The above photo taken in front of The Art of Shaving makes me smile.
This year Parker has set a goal to grow out his hair (head and face). Realizing it was a lost cause, I stopped suggesting hair cuts and shaving months ago. I decided to let Parker be Parker. And I now have lots of photographic documentation of this “hair” phase.
Parker wanted to spend some time celebrating in Utah with cousins…while there we spent some time at Hang Time, a crazy warehouse filled with trampolines. It’s was a good time for all.
Parker is all about Good Eats:
This year’s birthday cake request was an ooooy-goooy reese’s peanut butter cake. It didn’t look too pretty but it tasted really good.
Any day now Parker will start listening to me and stop growing.
A flash from the past (Parker, 6 years old):
Be still my heart.
Time flies faster than my poor heart can handle.
They do grow up way too fast. Congratulations on raising a fine young man.