I have a TEENAGER!!!

9-24-16_8473-copyOMG — how in the world am I old enough to have a teenager?!?!?

In spite of my feelings of not being old enough to have a teenager, I am just so stinkin’ proud of this guy!

9-29-16_4142Wes is such a unique kid. (Warning: it’s about to get a little braggy in here, and it is not intended in that spirit, but I think a Mom can brag on her kid on his bday, right?) He is off-the-charts smart, way smarter than me, and he is only 13. His favorite conversations are usually with his Papa (my dad) and include topics like politics, history, complex mathematics or physics. He is analytical and detailed, a bit of a perfectionist. He makes his bed every day, never being told to do so. He likes traditions and loves his family big.

I could not have asked for a better son. I love you, Wesley! Happy 13th Birthday!

(Wes asked for Chess Cake for his birthday cake. It is not a traditional birthday cake at all, but is his favorite. Come back tomorrow for that recipe!)