Wednesday, April 9

Happy Birthday

First trip to Martha's Vineyard in the summer of 2000.

Seven years later. Mallorca 2007

Today will be a light posting day. You see my 'baby' is turning 11 today and I have a house full of boys coming over to spend the night (sigh)! I still can't believe I am old enough to have a preteen!! Lucky for me he is truly the sweetest child in the world. Last night we went out for a pre-birthday celebration (wonder where that comes from) complete with large steaming bowls of mussels. It was such a fun and delightful 2 hour conversation with our son. While a part of me is sad to see him getting older the other part of me delights in having "grownup" conversation.

Happy Birthday buddy! We love you!

p.s. Did I mention the birthday gift...an electric guitar! There goes my sanity, what's left of it!

26 comments:

Alya said...

i just browsed your posts and they are so delightful..

Best wishes on your son's birthday! And many more beautiful years to come..

ALL THE BEST said...

Thank you Alya!

annechovie said...

Ronda, I love that photo of the 2 of you! You look great in your straw hat and he's so cute. It's not strange he should be such a sweet kid, coming from such a genuinely kind and gracious mother. Happy Birthday to him!

ALL THE BEST said...

Thank you Anne you are always most kind. I will pass along the wishes!!

pve design said...

I know that your little guy will have an "all the best birthday" -
Love the photo of you 2, nothing like the bond between boys and their Moms.

ALL THE BEST said...

A special bond indeed Patrica!

Be the change..... said...

Happy birthday to your little boy! May I suggest ear plugs for you to accompany the guitar? haha -maybe something cute ala Breakfast at Tiffany's with tassels on the ends!

ALL THE BEST said...

Yes, cute and practical is always a good thing BTC!!

Ron said...

What a handsome young man you have become. We love you.
Grandad and Nana

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Happy birthday to you son! I have two girls and then later we added our son, who is almost 8. There is something SO special about a boy. I adore my son, quirky boy things and all! We've been through the teen years with our girls and all I can say is HOLD ON TIGHT and LET GO all at the same time! You'll do great, both of you!
xoxo

The Peak of Chic said...

Happy Birthday to your son! I can tell by the photos that he's sweet. You're a patient mother Ronda- an electric guitar!! Yes, earplugs is the way to go!

Claudia said...

He's such a cutie! :-) Happy birthday to him!

Shelby Wherry said...

Ronda, I can't believe Mason is 11! He looks great, and so do you. Have fun with that sleepover!

Shelby

ALL THE BEST said...

Shelby!!!! How great to hear from you! I can't believe he is 11 either! Best,
Ronda
xxoo

ALL THE BEST said...

Oh Melissa I can't even imagine!!!

Thank you Jennifer! I hope that remains to be the case! :-)

ALL THE BEST said...

Thank you everyone. My son is thrilled with all the comments!!!!!

katiedid said...

Aaww! What a cutie! You are one lucky Mom. They do grow up too fast don't they? Have a happy happy day. :)

Pigtown-Design said...

I know 3 other people who have birthdays today, and they're all such wonderful people... as I am sure your son is!

Mary-Laure said...

Happy birthday live from Uruguay!
I'd like to say he's super cute but at that age, this not so little one might find that too embarrassing...

The Mrs. said...

What a sweetheart!

My Notting Hill said...

Great pictures. You are good mom for giving him the electric guitar. My son has been playing since age 9 - now he's 14 and takes requests from his mom! (although he has put his foot down when I've asked for REO Speedwagon.)

Style Court said...

Boys are the best! It is kind of sad when they start to grow up, but I guess each phase brings fun new times.

Congrats to both of you!

halcyon said...

Ronda, That's a great photo. Believe me after those (ahem) unfortunate ages of 13 to 16, you will have the best friend you ever had. My late Mom and I had the greatest friendship from when I turned 16 until I was 37. It was rich beyond measure and I miss her daily, but the foundation she gave me will never leave me, nor will the memories. I treasure my childhood with her, but the real treasure was the friendship that developed after I grew something besides a brain stem. Enjoy your baby, but the best is yet to come.

ALL THE BEST said...

Halcyon thank you so much for your kind words and sharing your memories!

IRENE said...

Happy Birthday to your boy and a long and blessed life to all of you.

Anna Spiro said...

Oh, Happy Birthday to your sweet one! He is so gorgeous and you look so beautiful in that photo with him! Little boys are wonderful I agree!!
XX
Anna