Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Happy Birthday Jack!!

Today is my baby's birthday! Apparently its not cool to describe a 14 year old as your baby but it really does feel like only yesterday that I was holding him in my arms. I'm struggling to cope with the fact that he is taller than I am and has such a deep voice but these are my issues. He's becoming such a great guy and I am really, really proud of the man he is growing into.

He did very well on the present front and we are fully Rock Banded up now, I think I'd better invest in some ear plugs!! Dave and I got him driving lessons at Brands Hatch race circuit - they have a driving course specially for teens which has to be the coolest thing ever. What is sad is that I know LJ would have absolutely loved to do this with Jack but yet again phone and text messages are going unanswered and the kids are missing out on some amazing experiences.

Jack will have another present when he gets home today and its a complete surprise - tickets to spend the Summer in Canada with my sister and her family! He is very close to my sister and has loved our trips to stay with them over the years but this time he is old enough to travel on his own. He has been very keen to go back and has been saving money from helping his Grandad Tim with his paper round! He did so well and was so disciplined that his Dad and I topped up his fund and he'll have the tickets tonight!! Looks like its going to be an exciting day!


icancarryallthebagsandthebabiestoo said...

I can't even imagine either of my children turning 14. Luckily, I have a decade to think about it.

cube said...

As a parent, I can relate. Some part of them will live on as our babies no matter how old they get.