I can’t let the day pass without writing a little about the significance of this day. It’s November 15th…Maki’s birthday. But not just any birthday…today we have a teenager in the house. It looked a little like this…
Just kidding. Maki is way more mature than that! He’s our Man of the House, after all.
What he wanted to do tonight: have a slumber party with a couple of his friends, eat a lot of of junk food, play their card games, and watch movies that he never gets to watch at home with a four year old running around. So she and I have camped out upstairs and left them to their boys-only party.
The other thing Maki really wanted to do today was have Chris Adams take him and his buddies climbing at their indoor rock climbing gym. I knew he loved his climbing time with Chris, but I didn’t realize it would be his top birthday choice of activity. Some of his other climbing friends celebrated with him. Here are Sarah, Maki, Devlin, Damon, and Scott.
I think its so great how Maki has been embracing friendships of different ages. People have reached out to him as well, and I know his dad would be pleased to know this. He is such a well-adjusted kid.
We love our teenager.
Happy Birthday, Maki!
(Big thanks also to his family in Norway, England, and his mother in New Zealand for all the presents that made him feel extra special today. He woke up at 7 to get at the goods. It was like Christmas!)