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19 August, 2013

Oh, no! Say it isn't so!

Andrew's Easter Card Today is a big day in my family…my oldest grandson turns thirteen! We have a teenager in our family...and I am in complete denial! How is that even possible? It seems like only yesterday he was just a little guy! So in honor of the occasion, I looked back through my blog posts for a few little milestones to share with you. His first mention on my blog was this wonderful Easter card that still hangs on my refrigerator! That’s me wearing the crown! :-)

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT My Grandson Creates Superhero ToysIf you have been with me for a long time, you might remember the “line of toys” (his words) he created at age six…villains and superheroes to appeal to children his age. I did the sewing based on his decisions…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT My Grandson Creates Superhero Toys …and on this time-worn drawing…priceless! You can get a better look at them here.

Blobs of Art I also took you with us when we visited the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to see Monet’s water lilies for the first time. He was eight years old and we were very excited because it was the prelude to a long-time plan of ours! (Unfortunately, no photos were allowed in the Monet exhibit.) But he was beside himself with joy and exclaimed “Blobs of art!” when he first spied the modern art! 

vue du pont But my favorite posts are about our trip to Paris when he was ten years old! You can start at the beginning by clicking here. It was the best trip I have ever taken…spending all day, each day introducing my favorite traveling buddy to my favorite city!

Monet's Water Lilies The highlight of our trip was the visit to Monet’s gardens at Giverny. You see…he has been a big fan of Monet ever since he was introduced to him by his kindergarten art teacher. So when he was five years old I made him the promise to take him to Giverny when he was ten. And he never forgot my promise!

Andrew's cakeAnd today he is thirteen years old! Unbelievable! He is already taller than his Granny and is turning out to be quite a smart, well-mannered and funny young man! Please forgive me for not sharing his handsome face with you. You see…I keep my real family all to myself and only share my fur babies with the world. I’m selfish that way.
So I would like to take a little moment here on my blog to mark this big occasion in my life and say Happy Birthday to my grandson Andrew. You are the best grandson any Granny could ever ask for! I love you, honey!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed having a little peek at my grandson's birthday celebration! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, The Everyday Home for Home{work} Wednesday , Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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  1. This is the sweetest post, Debbie! We celebrated our son's 23rd birthday last week; my how the years have flown.

    I love the villain and superhero "line of toys" you two created! You make a great team. Such a grown-up little fellow (our son always talked like an adult, too). :) I'm sure he will NEVER forget his trip to France with his dear grandmother.

    Happy Birthday to your grandson, Debbie, and enjoy the day!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  2. Happy Birthday to Andrew and I hope he has the best day ever. Hugs, Marty

  3. What a wonderful relationship you have with your grandson, Debbie! My Henry Creighton is only 13 weeks old. I hope I can be half as good as you! I love the toys you made. What a delightful little boy who is growing up to be an awesome young man who will always remember his sweet granny! Happy birthday to Andrew and I know he'll have a spectacular day!

  4. Debbie I am so happy to wish Andrew a Happy Birthday! 13!! I love the relationship you have with him and hope mine continues to be as close with my Tiger!

  5. Happy Birthday Andrew..How Blessed you are to have each other and the GREAT memories you are making..Hugs to you my Dear Debbie...Love Gl♥ria

  6. A big happy birthday to Andrew! I hope his day is awesome!

  7. I love this post! A very, very Happy Birthday to a fine young man who happens to be very handsome too. I have so enjoyed the journey with you and Andrew for the past 5 or is it 6 years now? My how time flies, hard to believe he is 13 already.
    xoxo Kathysue

  8. This is a darling post. I first starting reading you when you posted about your trip to Paris and I was hooked. I would have started earlier, but I did not know about blogs and when I did I thought it was all about food. I was explaining blogland to my dentist and he was so confused about it all. I just laughed. Happy birthday Andrew.

  9. Debbie,
    Priceless post for your Grandson, Andrew's 13th birthday!
    Cherish each moment. . .time goes by far too rapidly!!!

  10. awww they grow up so fast. Happy Birthday to your young man


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