Officially Eleven Years Old

January 20, 2009

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What more could a boy ask for on his birthday.....

Not only did Nick have the day off from school yesterday, thanks to M@rtin Luther K!ng.....around noon, it started to snow.....and I mean A LOT!!

I had intended to take the day off so we could spend it together, but unfortunately I had to go into Philadelphia this morning for an appointment that could not be changed. My parents kept the kids while I was gone and took them out for a special birthday lunch!!

By the time I made it back from the city, the snow was really starting to accumulate.....Sarah was down for a nap, so Nick, and I got bundled up and headed into the backyard for some fun in the snow.

Originally I was going to post some of my favorite photos of him that were taken over the last couple months, but thought it would be better to capture the essence of this very day so we could always remember it......

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Rudy came out too....he loves the snow and had a blast chasing after the snowballs that Nick had launched across the yard!!

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My favorite photo of the day.....this one is getting framed for sure:)

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As requested by the birthday boy....we had fondue for dinner!! Nick made a great choice....we all enjoyed huddling around the kitchen island and dipping away!! We had so much fun, and are looking forward to our next fondue night. Nick has already suggested that next time we need to do a chocolate fondue!!

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I think this picture is worth a thousand words.....they were both, not so patiently, waiting for me to finish cleaning up the dinner dishes so we could move on to the cake!! The kids picked the candles to put in the cake...the crayons were left over from Sarah's bday. Just in case you were wondering, the cake was as sinful as it looked.....it was really good...very rich, but good!

All in all, it was a fantastic day of fun and celebration.....we still have some more birthday things going on this week, so the fun is not over just yet!!

I had hoped to get this post out last night on his actual birthday, but we got a little caught up in the festivities and well, you know how it goes....a day late and a dollar short!! So officially, he is eleven years and one day old.....oh to be that young again.....

73 comments:

david mcmahon said...

G'day from a father of three. It is a special gift to watch our children grow. Bless them all .....

Denise said...

Happy Birthday Nick! You have the same birthday as Maggie.

My boys are jealous of all of that snow~

Shelly and Family said...

Happy Birthday Nick...So Looking forward to finally meeting you this weekend!!!!

edie said...

Happy Birthday and beautiful cake. Came over from Sandy Toes. Your kids are beautiful. I'll definitely be back....we are thinking of adopting.

Sandra said...

Happy Birthday, Nick!

I love fondue, that kid has good taste :-)

Jodee Leader said...

Happy Birthday, Nick! I can't believe he is 11! Time flies!

It looks like the fondue and cake were a big hit! Enjoy the rest of his birthday week!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Happy Birthday Nick..
LOVE the photos..
Looks like a great day..
Can't believe all that snow..
We have had our windows open for a few days now..
Hugs..

At Home In Georgia said...

That was so good of you to spend some one on one time...outside even with him. Nice to see even an eleven year old still like to hang with his mom.

Yummy dinner and I still just love that cake....looks like it could have a caramel frosting?

Pug Mama said...

Happy 11 years Nick!!!

Aspiemom said...

Happy Birthday, Nick!

Wish I could have been there for the fondue. I haven't had that since I was college age and I'm 48! I LOVED cheese fondue! mmmm!

Lisa said...

It looked like he had a great birthday. I love the photo's of him in the snow, he is so handsome.

Happy Birthday Nick!!

OH MY #6 said...

Lisa,

You have a beautiful family. And, the pictures outside are especially beautiful.

And, that cake, I could not make that if my life depended on it!

You talented thing you.

Lea
xo

Amy said...

Happy Birthday, Nick!:) (Pssst...save me some cake!) ;)

And Lisa, as always, your photos are gorgeous! Next time you're in Crazyville bring your camera. I'll get the family all fixed up, and you can take our pictures.;)

Have a blessed day!
Amy:)

Sandy Toes said...

What wonderful pictures! I love the one of him in the snow coming down. He is such a handsome boy! Wishing him many more happy ones with his great smile!
-sandy toe

Gail said...

Gorgeous pics of your Nick in the snow. Looks like he had a great bday!

Lucy said...

Happy Birthday Nick! Looked like a perfect birthday. No school, snow, and a big yummy cake!!!
Your photos are beautiful. Love the ones in the snow and the expressions on their faces waiting for that cake. I'd look like that too if I had a peanut butter chocolate cake right in from of me!

Marla said...

Looks like a perfect birthday!! I love the cake pic, their expressions are too cute.

Love your fondue set too, where's that from? I have a tiny one that we use for chocolate, but would like to get a bigger one.

Laura said...

Happy 11th Birthday Nick. Looks like a great day and more fun to come.

Laura

Jboo said...

Happy Birthday Nick -- just a little late!! Sounds like a perfect day!

Your photos are magical, Lisa! Love the looks Nick and Sarah are giving you for making them wait for cake!

Have a great day!
Janet

Laura said...

Happy Birthday Nick!!! Looks like such fun - they've been teasing us with snow predictions here but we've gotten pretty close to nothing! That's so cute that even your dog was having fun!!! And the picture of the kids waiting patiently for the cake is priceless! Glad you had such a good day!

Alyson and Ford said...

Happy Birthday! Love the snowy pictures and your son is so handsome; very sweet personality - it shows he will be a man of good character.
Our Salty Dog has never enjoyed the snow (yet).

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Kayce said...

I was thinking about Nick yesterday at some point and hoping he was enjoying his birthday. Love all that snow!!

Kate said...

Happy Birthday Nick!!! The snow photos...so great!!! The fondue looks so yummy!!! But I LOVE the waiting for the cake picture..no explanation necessary!!! Hilarious!

Glad it was a good one!!

Shari said...

Happy Birthday to Nick! Looks like he had a wonderful day!

kerri said...

Happy 11th birthday Nick!

Our Complete Family said...

Happy 11th Mr. Nick!
What a fantastic dinner choice you made!
Loads of birthday wishes for a fantastic year ahead from our family to you!

Sue said...

What a lucky mom you are. Looks like a fun birthday. I love the last pic with the cake and the kids waiting. Happy B-day Nick!

Sue : )

p.s. thanks for the hair compliment ; )

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Happy Birthday to Nick! What a wonderful day, full of snow and yummy cake and fondue. You made it so special for him, Lisa! (As if we would expect any less!)
Carrie

Dita said...

Wow...what BEAUTIFUL pictures of Nick in the snow. He just looks so incredibly handsome. I am a firm believer that sometimes when we look at certain photos of our kids that they are harbingers of what they will look like when they are older. That said, may these glimpses of Nick so happy, strong and tall in the snow...more young man than boy...bring smiles ear to ear as you watch him grow before your eyes.

Debz said...

Looks like Nick had a wonderful day! The pictures are wonderful!


Might I add that cake looks delish!

M3 said...

Happy birthday Nick!! Beautiful snowy wonderland for your birthday.

Briana's Mom said...

Happy Birthday Nick! Wow that fondue looked amazing!

Beautiful pictures of Nick. I love all that snow. We got a few flurries and that's about it.

I love the pic of the kids waiting for you!

Michaela said...

Cheese fondue-excellent choice! Yummy! Having fun in the snow is the best way to spend the day!
Best wishes,
Michaela
P.S.: Keep in touch.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Happy Birthday, Nick!!!!

Kam said...

What a perfect memory for his birthday! And Lisa, he is so handsome! I loved your pics...girl, you are getting good! Just love 'em. And the food looks so yummy! So glad you all had a great day in the snow and such a memorable night for his big day!

Sea Star said...

Happy Birthday to your very handsome little guy. I believe I gained 10 lbs just looking at the cake!

Kam said...

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Sherri said...

Happy Birthday Nick!
You handsome boy!

You are such a great mom to go and hang out in the snow with Nick. Me...I watch them play from the kitchen window.

carolinagirl said...

Nick is so handsome! I know your heart is swelling with pride! Happy Birthday Nick! The Fondue dinner and cake look perfect!

Sharon said...

So sweet! happy bday! I see that sweater of 'ours'! haha

Great shots too!! I love coming over here!

Missy said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Boy!!! I hope that your 11th year is one that will bring you lots of love, laughter and great success. You are such a handsome fellow and I know you make all who know you so proud!

Casey said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NICK!! It looks like a fabulous day... right down to that cake. (And I'm still dreaming of some of it!!)

Absolutely lovely pictures of Nick in the snow!! Love them!!

paige said...

oh the priceless facial expressions of the children whom have their pictures taken so frequently by us camera crazy moms...they will be thankful oneday, right?
happy birthday nick!!
blessings to all of you
xo

D said...

I have to LOL becasue we went to the Melting Pot for Li Li's birthday dinner last night :D Happy Birthday big guy!

Ladybug hugs,
;S

Sharie said...

Happy Birthday Nick! Looks like you had a blast in the snow.

Heather said...

I LOVE these pictures, beautiful - he is oh so handsome. What a wonderful day for your boy - yippee!

Have a great week!
Heather

Jo said...

As always, you have a special talent for catching the moment. I love the fact that Sarah dressed up for the event in her fur lined sweater. The best is her face eyeing the cake and Nick giving you "the look" ~ you can just feel there pain!

Nick is a handsome young man ~ I think that may just be a "Nick" thing ;)

Enjoy your evening,
Jo

Michelle said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Nick!!

I just love that picture of the trying-for-patience pouty picture of Sarah and Nick waiting for the cake. Now that one needs to be framed! And that cake... yumm!!!

The outdoor shots are all great of your handsome little guy. I hope you have a great celebration week!

OHmommy said...

Oh. Lisa. THOSE were some awesome pictures.

Happy birthday handsome Nick!!!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday again Nick! Looks like a fun day...I wish we would get some snow here :) I love the pictures, you are so talented!
I LOVE fondue!

Jen

The Golf Widow said...

Happy Birthday! Great snow pictures.Nick is a cutie!!!

That cake looks great and really yummy!Choc and peanut butter :)

Sarah's apron is too cute.Where did you get it? She looked so cute as your little Miss Barefoot.

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome 11 year old!!! A day off, snow, fondue, and a yummy cake baked with love from Mom......you can't top that!
I love the photo of them waiting patiently!:)

Meredith Teagarden said...

Happy birthday to you guy!

Steffie B. said...

Happy Birthday Nick...and what beautiful memories you made.

Colleen said...

Whoo hooo 11 years old!!!!! Preteen has begun!!!!
Nick I must say you are a very handsome guys the ladies will be knocking down the door.
Sarah you are as cute as a button as always sweetie pie.
Happy Birthday Nick!!!!!!

Lori said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome guy! Those snow pictures are awesome!

Gail said...

Lisa, If you stop by my blog you'll see that I gave you an award...

Hope your day is going well!

Gail

Ivy said...

Happy Birthday Nick!

Wow, I can remember his because it's Kira's too! How cute.

Your handsome Nick is quite the little man. I love that he chose fondue...delicious! The cake yummy.

Hope you have many more happy, healthy Birthdays!

Hugs,

Ivy

Livin' out loud said...

Happy birthday Nick! Those are WONDERFUL pictures!!
Hugs
Susan

jenbusymom said...

Happy bday to Nick! Such a cutie! Great pics, you truly captured the moment! Hope Nick's second decade is as great as his first has been!

Cindi said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Nick!!

Looks like the day was so fun...... we love cheese fondue, too! AND steak fondue - yum!

Shawnstribe said...

Happy Happy Birthday to a gorgeous young man!!!!!
yummy cake ; )
xxx
s

CC said...

Happy birthday Nick!!!! 11 was my favorite year.

Love the choice of fondue and the cake looks so yummy!!!!!!

Snow...extra blessing :)

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

oh oh the pictures of the snow look soooo beautiful and of course your gorgeous son too

hope you enjoyed the celebrations and made memories to treasure

Sarah

Chris and Deb said...

Happy, Happy 11th Nick!!!!

Patricia/NYC said...

Happy Birthday, Nick!!
Sounds like you all had a perfect day! LOVE those photos! Especially the "waiting for the cake" photo! CUTE!!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I am so glad Nick had a good birthday! That picture of your children waiting for cake time is so funny! Oh, time goes so slowly when you are a kid! :)

Vivian M said...

Happy 11th birthday! (Kerri sent me over).

Dawn said...

Lisa,

A Happy Belated Birthday to Nick!! Love your pictures of him in the snow. He is such a cutie and what a beautiful smile!

Dawn
ps Rudy is a doll, too!!

Polar Bear said...

Happy Belated Birthday Nick!!!!
I LOVE the first picture. Of course all of your pictures are fantastic, as usual.

The fondue looks yummy! Chocolate peanut butter cake sounds FANTASTIC!!! That is my favorite food combo! :)

Dawn said...

i love the birthday snow! my daughter always wishes for snow on her birthday (1/17)... always... even though we live in FL. this is my first visit... your photos are beautiful. i can't wait to read more!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Nick! What a handsome young man. You got some great photos of Nick in the snow. I love the one of Rudy too. Fondue sounds great! What a good choice the birthday boy made!

Jen

Headmeister said...

Lisa, all of your pics are AMAZING!!!!! Happy belated birthday Nick!