The Sunday Salon: A Birthday for The Boy

Evan at Thirteen

The Boy is thirteen today. THIRTEEN. I cannot believe it. We’ve spent our entire staycation doing little things here and there, so last night we had his birthday dinner at The Smokehouse, a really yummy steak house which is right across from Warner Bros. Today, we plan to hit The Grove. It’s what he wants to do! This photo is from the beach trip we took earlier in the week.

Happy Birthday!! You are such a talented kid. Keep drawing and creating so you can continue to do what you love.

Since we’ve been vacationing, I haven’t been by the computer too much so I haven’t checked my reader. However, so many of you have emailed me or checked in with me on Facebook. So glad for that because I really do miss you guys when I am not near my computer. Having a Smartphone helps.

Overall, our week has been good. Something happened mid-week though which completely freaked me out and threatened to make me crazy. I’m not sure if I will post about it or not. I probably will.

The Sunday Salon

As for today, we will have tacos for dinner, chocolate cake for The Boy and The Hub and a gluten-free version for The Girl and I. I’ve been watching her lately and she doesn’t seem to be doing well with gluten. Her reaction is different from mine, but I’ll be mentioning it at her next doctor’s appointment.

As for reading… I finished The Upright Piano Player and Miss Hildreth Wore Brown. I hope to write the reviews up later today. I am about 25% into Cutting for Stone (Kindle). It’s quite different from I imagined it. In a good way.

Hope you have a great day!

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26 Responses

  1. Wow, I can’t believe he’s 13!!! He’s such a handsome young man. I’ll be watching for your Cutting for Stone review – my book club is reading it in October.

  2. Happy Birthday to your 13 year old! I kinda got weirded out when mine turned 13. They aren’t little anymore, and there is the whole hormone thing going on too.

    And yes, Cutting For Stone was the same for me. I was totally delighted by it, and that surprised me.

  3. Happy Birthday to the Boy! Hope you have a wonderful celebration!

  4. Happy birthday to The Boy! Something about becoming a teenager makes them seem so much older! And, of course, they suddenly think they are so much more grown up.

  5. Glad you are having a good staycation. Just as a side note, Cutting for Stone was one of my all-time favorite books!

    • Cutting for Stone seems to be a fave for many. I was worried it wouldn’t click for me, but so far I am liking it quite a bit.

  6. Happy Birthday to the boy!

    (One day when you’re searching for a blog topic, you could post about how you know when it’s gluten that’s making you/her ill. Or email. I’m not feeling ill, I’m just curious and thought it would make a good post.)

  7. I wish someone had told me how fast my kids would grow up. I know that the next time I turn around Emma will be 13. Sigh. Happy birthday to your young man.

  8. Tacos and chocolate cake sounds so yummy! I hope you all had a fabulous time!

  9. Happy Birthday to the Boy! Sounds like you’ve been having a good week except for the thing that made you freak out. I hope it’s all better now.
    The gluten issue interests me because I have some problems with foods but the docs have never been able to figure out if it’s gluten or a variety of things. Is it difficult/time consuming to have to make different foods/meals?

    Have a fun Sunday!

  10. Your son is so handsome; happy birthday to him. sounds like a nice day planned as well. I LOVED Cutting for Stone!

  11. Happy birthday to the boy! (and happy birthing day to YOU!) Good job keeping him safe and loved for all of this time. :) Enjoy that piece of cake (even if it is gluten free).

  12. Happy Birthday to the boy! He sure has grown up, so tall and handsome! My son will be thirteen this fall…where has the time gone?!
    Glad to hear that you’ve had some good times this week. I hope that things have settled down with whatever freaked you out, that doesn’t sound good.

  13. Wowwee, he’s one handsome kid!

  14. I am glad that you are having a fabulous stay cation!!!

  15. CUTTING FOR STONE grows on you like fine wine. Wait until you see RULES OF CIVILITY. Don’t miss my giveaway today.

  16. Happy birthday to The Boy! So neat that our kids share the same birthday. It’s one of The Girl’s cousin’s b-day, too. ;)

  17. What a sweet wish for your “officially” a teenager boy! (He is a cutie by the way!)

    Glad you are enjoying your “staycation.” I’m just back from my vacation and feeling a bit exhausted (plus so much laundry). I’m catching up with your blog but am only going to leave one comment or I’ll never be caught up. Boy, you miss a lot in blog land when you are away from your computer for a week!

  18. Whoa, he’s officially a teenager now. Do I wish him a happy birthday or you good luck? ;-)

    • Both!

      Saw your last update. Rehab facility is good. Gotta get him up and moving so he can continue to move forward. Thinking of you guys!

  19. I cannot believe how big he’s gotten! I remember when I first started reading your blog a few years back, and he has changed so much since then.

    Happy birthday to the Boy – what a great lookin’ kid he is!

  20. Wow!!! 13…..I remember those years. Enjoy him because before you know it you’ll be posting about his 18th birthday!! :D

  21. Glad the boy had a good birthday! Sounds like the staycation was just what you needed:)

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