Happy Birthday to Holden! Yesterday, he turned 11. I guess he’s officially a tween! I have to say that the years have really flown by with him. I was looking back with the kids recently at my old scrapbooks. Some of the we recorded seemed like yesterday, yet so much time has passed! Holden only has 3 more school years at home, and then he will go to public high school. My last one! It’s hard to fathom.
For his one big birthday gift, he got a portable basketball hoop, which we gave him on Christmas along with the basketball he got as a Christmas gift. He has been outside playing with it a lot, and so have Steve and Hayden, and even Haylee! It seems to be much enjoyed by all. I like that it gets him off the video games and mindless television and outside getting some fresh air and exercise.
I also gave him a big gift bag full of his favorite treats, which all of the kids look forward to on their birthdays. They get a bunch of junk they don’t normally have all at once…all of their favorites. Holden’s list is a bit different from theirs…he gets things he loves like olives, cocktail onions, and roasted pistachios in the shell, all of which get him very excited! LOL. He also gets lots of candy and soda and stuff, too, but he really enjoys non-traditional things, too.
This year, he wanted sushi from Fiesta Mart and watermelon for dinner, so that’s what he got. And he wanted me to bake him the chocolat-i-est birthday cake ever, so he got a quintuple chocolate cake…it was chocolate cake with chocolate chunks, real chocolate fudge swirled through it, chocolate frosting, and chocolate sprinkles, baked as a bundt cake. And he asked for re-lighting candles on top, so he got to have fun blowing them out over and over again! LOL. It was pretty cool.
Happy birthday, baby! Don’t grow up too fast…