Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Ian is 11....
Every time one of my children has a birthday I go on and on about how I can't believe they are already however old now. How time passes so quickly and where does it all go? But I'm not going to do that this time. Ian has hit an age now where more than ever I am trying to enjoy every bit of little boy he has left. He truly is turning into a young man right before my eyes! I love him so much and his mommy's boy personality. I love that he isn't your typically aggressive, competitive boy. He is quieter and attentive to others feelings. The best part though is that in spite of the fact that he is 11 and trying so hard to be a teenager, he still holds my hand in public. Isn't that great!? I sure do love him.
For his birthday this year we kept it low key. We went to Nathan's house and ate soup and rolls and had a caramel apple making station completely with yummy toppings. Denver was in town also which made it extra special for Ian.
We gave Ian an acoustic guitar this year. I was so happy when I told him he had to choose between yet another handheld gaming system and the guitar. Ian says to me after about 10 minutes of "thinking about it" that it didn't make sense to get another Nintendo DSI when he already had one that worked just fine....so he chose the guitar. Much better gift! He is very musically inclined and has dabbled in a fews instruments so far. First was the piano which he still tinkers on. Then he took a year of violin through his school. Right now he is taking Cello lessons at school and probably next Spring we will look into some guitar lessons. He also is taking some theater classes and of course there is always singing.
We brought his best friend Gabe along to the party as well. Gabe plays the electric bass and this year for the talent show at school Gabe and Ian are going to perform a song together with Ian singing and Gabe accompanying him. I can't wait to hear it.
One more thing that Ian is into this year is Poetry. He is quite the accomplished little poet and his teacher gushes about it every chance she gets. Ian told me the other day that when he grows up he wants to be a Poet. Well, I can't say I am disappointed about that!! Although I may have to continue feeding him into his 30's if he really chooses to do that, haha.
It was a fun day and I am just happy to say that I still have 2 years before I officially have a teenager!