Monday, October 22, 2012

Happy Birthday, Michael! What a Weekend!

Last weekend is a blur.
 
Friday night Michael had some friends over for his birthday, which was on Saturday. The plan was mini-golf, pizza, cookie cake, a movie and a video game marathon. Well, the weather didn't cooperate for the mini-golf, but everything else was great.
 
For his birthday, Walt got him some hunting gear and an air-soft rifle. Cari and I got him clothes, most of which he wanted to wear right away. In these photos, he's wearing one of the shirts Cari got him and the jeans I bought for him.
 
Saturday afternoon he had a soccer game--we won't talk about the times he got called for fouls when smaller kids ran into him and fell down.
 
After the game Cari and Brendan (her boyfriend) took him and a friend to Six Flags. Another late night.
 
Then on Sunday afternoon he, Cari, and Brendan went to a pumpkin patch with the O'Donnell family.
 

These photos are of them getting ready to leave. Afterwards there was pizza and ice cream cake at his Aunt Jena Dee's and even more presents, including fireworks, money, candy, and more clothes. And my sister and brother-in-law dropped off another present with money, a sports shirt, and two of his favorite treats--Shockers and Cheeze-Its.  Last night he counted his birthday money and rounded up all his snacks. What a haul!
 
This morning the principal from his school called to say that when Michael did the morning announcements he was so excited, he told her all about his weekend. (Michael is not one usually to chat with teachers.)
 
Because of his birthday, he got a dress down pass, which means he didn't have to wear his school uniform today. He wore a pair of his new jeans and a new Cardinal shirt, plus he took in treats to share with his classmates.
 
His principal told me she just had to call and let me know how excited and happy he was about his birthday weekend. How sweet was that?
 
So happy birthday, Michael. Hope you have another great year!

13 comments:

  1. What a great young man. I know how proud you must be of Michael. Happy birthday to him.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Linda. We grandmas are proud of our grandkiddos, aren't we?
      Donna

      Delete
  2. What a handsome young man. Happy birthday to Michael!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sounds like Michael had a jam-packed birthday weekend. The dress down pass was like icing on the cake. He sure looks happy in the photos.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Happy Birthday to Michael! He sure is growing up fast, isn't he, Donna? (Handsome, too!) It's so wonderful to read about a teen who gets so much pleasure out of life. The phone call from the principal was special, too. How often does a principal anywhere phone with good news?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Pat,
    Thanks. He is a cutie!

    Hi Val,
    He does look happy. He had a great birthday this year.

    Hi Clara
    He is growing up fast and getting more handsome by the day. And the phone call was a nice gesture. When she starting talking my first thought was, "Oh, no. What has Michael done that the principal is calling?" So it was a nice surprize that it was good news.

    Donna

    ReplyDelete
  6. Donna--What handsome kiddoes they are. Cari must be an exceptional young lady--there are SOME big sisters who would not be as embracing of spending time with their brother as she seems to be.

    (Maybe the Cheez Its have a growth hormone injected into them? They make my butt wide and they make your Michael tall!)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Sioux,
      Thanks for stopping by. You are so sweet--and so funny. I'm thinking chicken nuggets also have growth hormones in them.
      Donna

      Delete
  7. How nice of the principal to call. Those are treasures you would never know, what a blessing.

    ReplyDelete
  8. i love this post. I love the photos. I love the excitement. I love you! :) Just a great, happy post for people who really deserve it. ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Margo,
      Thanks. You are so sweet. And I love your new book. I got it in the mail yesterday. Talk about speedy delivery!
      Donna

      Delete
  9. My goodness, I had a lot of catching up in Donna's world, but I had to stop and comment here on Michael's birthday...what a handsome young man. And what a delight to see a young person who so obviously enjoys time with his family! Does my heart good...;-)

    ReplyDelete

Interview with Sarah Angleton, the Practical Historian

For the past few years, Sarah Angleton has been a valued member of Coffee and Critique, where she has shared her stories, wit, and wisdo...