Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Kellen!

Today my boy turns 11!

Kellen is growing up so fast. Physically I can not keep the kid in shoes or clothes. His feet are as big as mine. It won't be long until he is as tall as I am. Clothing I bought for him just a few short months ago no longer fits. He has hit a big growth spurt that doesn't show any signs of stopping.

He also is maturing, and I see the little boy slipping away into a pre-teen that is becoming a man. This summer was his first over night camp. He has earned the privilege (and responsibility) of driving the 4-wheeler solo. He has been Papaw's right hand man for much of the summer, learning to care for the animals, build and repair fences, and care for the pastures. And he does it all with a willing attitude (most of the time anyway.)

He is also a huge help to me. He is able to watch Vivian for me for a little bit when I need to be at the big garden or occupied elsewhere on the farm. He enjoys cooking, and normally does very well with following a recipe, or cooking simple dishes. There was the one recent exception of blackberry dumplings. I still have the blackberries stuck on the bottom of the pan as a remembrance of that learning experience.

So, today we celebrate him turning one year older. Tim is off work and we are going to Harry Potter then coming home for homemade pizza and ice cream cake.

Happy Birthday Kellen!

3 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Kellen!

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  2. Happy Happy 11th birthday , see you in a few weeks! All our love ,
    G and G

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  3. Happy belated birthday to Kellen!

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