Sunday, September 30, 2007

Milestones

Tanner turned thirteen on Friday. Thirteen!!! Where did it go?
Tanner at Thirteen

I can see subtle changes in his face and body, even though he can't - but even as he's getting older, he still hugs and kisses me in front of his friends (awwwwww), and he is still absolutely sillystill silly
funny the games you can come up with when you realize your t-shirt matches the seat cover...

so we took Friday off and, as per Tanner's request, did the Toronto magic shop run, followed by a late-ish lunch at Gretzky's, where, in honour of the day, Tanner was presented with a really yummy chocolate puck and birthday wishes from Wayne himself (okay, it was really the waitress who overheard us talking about the birthday, and Wayne's signature was an icing sugar template, but come on, work with me...)Best Wishes from the Great One

but a very satisfying outing, right down to the Holiday Inn strikers who were pounding drums and chanting so loudly we were compelled to cross the street to see what the hubbub was...
Strike in Toronto
We still don't know what they were striking about, but it was very entertaining for the boys, and definitely not something we see in our little white-bread, well-behaved town...

actually, I love taking the kids into Toronto, because they are always fascinated by the hugely diverse population - we see the best stuff sitting on street corners, eating street vendor hot dogs and watching it parade past us... I still miss living there, although I truly love Burlington -

but I digress -

the birthday was a resounding success all round, with many new magic tricks and gimmicks receivedBirthday loot, Ben busy keeping the dogs entertainedBen & Maggie, and my baby becoming a teenager...

they all told me, you know, when they were babies, to enjoy every moment, because it would be gone before I realized it... I am so glad I listened, and was able to savour everything - first words, first steps - because it has passed in only the blink of an eye...

must stop blinking...

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Miss Scarlett said...

13! HB Tanner!

Another teen added to the world.
:-)

Looks like you had a great day with your babies - that is wonderful that you spend so much time altogether. And even greater that you celebrate it online here.

Is there a way for you to video tape some of those magic tricks to share with us? I am super curious.

Love the table pic (I have one of my cousin Robert that is exactly the same) - and Ben hugging your pup.

You are totally right - quit blinking Mom!!

btw - did I just see a shot of George Clooney in your flickr badge?!

deirdre said...

Good eye! Yes, that's Clooney, my eye candy, when he was in Toronto a couple of weeks ago for the film festival and I wasn't - only 40 minutes away... so close, but yet... well, you know

and I would love to get some of their tricks online but my computer is old and doesn't have the right spot to plug in my video camera - might be time for an upgrade...

Riggwelter said...

I am so lucky my babies are still babies. That's so sweet that your teenager still hugs and kisses in front of his friends, bless him!

Looks like you had a great time.

Kelly said...

Tell Tanner I LOVE his hat. So adorable, I mean COOL...