thirteen

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thirteen balloons,
thirteen candles,
with thirteen stripes (completely coincidental),
placed on a chocolate cake,
for a very special boy, who turned 13 yesterday. 

Wow.  Thirteen.

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71 comments

  1. Happy Birthday Charlie!

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  2. Happy Birthday Charlie!
    So, your first baby is a teenager now! I bet the years flew by.

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  3. What happy photos for a very happy birthday!

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  4. happy birthday to charlie
    and welcome to mom to teenager years...i have just gotten here
    myself...
    :O)

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  5. Happy birthday Charlie! and happy day to you too, Leslie!

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  6. Oh I have a 13 year old at home as well;)

    Goooo Charlie!!!

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  7. Happy Birthday Charlie! Love the balloon pictures. And those are some neat candles.

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  8. Happy Birthday, Charlie! :0)

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  9. Happy Birthday to your Charlie. Is this your first teen? Exciting time. Thanks for your words of welcome too - hopefully my blog break won't last too much longer. I miss it.

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  10. What beautiful photos!

    Happy Birthday Charlie! LOVE 13!!!

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  11. Wow - a whole year has gone by already? Leslie - I remember reading your post about his 12th birthday and can't believe it's been a year. I love your balloon tradition - great pics. Hope his birthday is a great one. Cute kid!

    Tanya

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  12. Happy Birthday to Charlie! Such an exciting age.

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  13. Happy 13 to Charlie... what beautiful photos!

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  14. Wow! You officially have a teenager! How wonderful. Many Happy wishes for his birthday!!!

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  15. Happy lucky 13, Charlie.

    Fantastic photos of a very important day.

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  16. Happy Birthday to Charlie :-)
    And happy weekend to you.
    How's the Christmas sweaters coming on?

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  17. Happy birthday Charlie!

    I LOVE YOUR PHOTOS! Gorgeous!

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  18. Yay Happy Birthday! 13 years, oh boy, we will be celebrating that one next year at my house! Cool candles, I love them!

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  19. oh my! happy birthday charlie! and to you too leslie. thirteen. wow!

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  20. Oh my goodness! You've got yourself a teenager!

    happy Birthday Charlie! Hope you had a fntastic day.

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  21. Thirteen is a big one! Happy Birthday Charlie!

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  22. wow! your first teenager! congratulations and good luck!
    happy birthday charlie!

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  23. Yay! Have fun- this is when it starts to get interesting!

    Happy knitting-
    ali

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  24. happy 13th birthday, Charlie!

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  25. Happy Birthday Charlie-a teenager--oh oh-he'll be driving soon!

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  26. Wow! Happy happy 13th birthday. Good luck to both of you on the teenage years!

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  27. A very Happy Birthday to you Charlie!

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  28. Anonymous9/19/2008

    Happy Birthday!! Your pictures are beautiful !

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  29. Happy Birthday ! Your pictures are beautiful!

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  30. happyrthday charlie!
    what do you think about having a teenager, Leslie? wow!
    him and addison were born one day apart!

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  31. Happy Birthday Charlie! I love the stripy candles too. It always goes by so fast when they become teenagers doesnt it.

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  32. Happy birthday Charlie. 13's an exciting one - you're officially a teenager!

    Leslie, I bet this event has you feeling mixed emotions - proud of your son, but at the same time a little wistful for how fast they grow up. At least that's how I feel every time mine gets a year older. =)

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  33. Arline9/19/2008

    Happy Birthday Charlie!

    We share the same birthday!

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  34. Happy 13th Birthday Charlie, you handsome bugger!

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  35. Congrats, Charlie! Happy Birthday!

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  36. OH thirteen is such a great age for boys. Have fun.

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  37. Happy 13 to Charlie !

    Love the pics.

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  38. Happy Birthday Charlie. 13 is significant - hope it's a wonderful year for you.

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  39. Happy Birthday Charlie!

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  40. charlie. a big happy b-day to you.

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  41. I hope that Charlie's day was a special one. Happy Birthday, Charlie!

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  42. OK, OK, maybe I'm just an English major, but how is it possible he's 13, when you're not a day over, oh, say, 25? I just don't get it.

    Give him a happy bday hug from me!

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  43. WOW! Your very own teenager. Enjoy! And many birthday wishes to come true this year to your young man!

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  44. Such memories for me. My son was so happy when he reached 13 he wanted the teen attached so bad. Next month he will turn 23 I wonder if he still likes getting older? LOL

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  45. OMG, 13 is when they start to spend less time with you & more time with their friends. I've been there for 8 months, it stinks. I'd give anything to have him 2 again, playing with all his Thomas trains on the floor with me.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLIE!

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  46. Oh Lord. I am going to have a thirteen year old gal at the end of the month. That sort of sneaks up on you, doesn't it? :)

    Happy birthday Charlie!
    God bless ya Leslie!

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  47. Happy 13!!! He is so cute...

    I am giving you a blog award--come check my blog later today for the details!

    Thanks for being inspirational!

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  48. Wow a teenager!! Happy Birthday to you Charlie! I just know that cake would have been delicious!

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  49. I hope a wonderful day was had, happy belated birthday Charlie!

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  50. I hope it was the happiest of birthdays. Thirteen, it's a big deal.

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  51. happy belated charlie! ( i thought i commented b4 , sorry :0) )!! great pics. leslie!

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  52. Wow -- quite a few birthdays this week! Happy belated birthday to your boy. The photos in this post were especially spectacular!

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  53. happy birthday charlie!

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  54. Yeah 13! I think the teen years are great too! Happy Birthday Charlie!!!

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  55. My goodness! Thirteen! Happy birthday to Charlie, happy becoming a mama day to you! Wow.

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  56. PS: I *love* the photos!!

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  57. Wow, indeed. Excellent taste in cake, too.

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  58. I **love** the photo of the balloons and those candles are our family birthday cake staple.

    Happy Birthday Charlie!

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  59. happy birthday charlie! i hope you all had a wonderful celebration.

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  60. Happy birthday Charlie! Thirteen is a big number!

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  61. Oh my goodness, a teenager already! Happy Birthday Charlie!

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  62. love your new header! i just changed mine too! must be the change of seasons. beautiful socks too by the way. oh and happy belated birthday charlie!

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  63. Happy Birthday Charlie!! Such a great age.

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  64. Happy Belated Birthday Charlie!
    I love the new banner. Great socks. :)

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  65. My oldest is 13 1/2. I've enjoyed watching her get to this point and look foward to the years ahead. You seem to feel the same.

    Happy Birthday Charlie!

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  66. Happy belated 13th birthday Charlie! Wow!

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  67. Oh my, 13, so grown up, very belated good wishes.

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  68. They grow up too fast, I tell ya! Lucky mom to have some a great son. Lucky son to have such a great mom.

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