Our baby boy turned seventeen today. He's always been the "detail guy" and the more layers you add to a celebration, the better the celebration. And the more days you celebrate something as important as his birthday, the better the birthday!
Way back when, little things like a fresh peach and a crispy bagel loaded with cream cheese for breakfast were how you added the layers. Balloons hanging from every light fixture, having the family wake you by being sprayed with silly string, a special note tucked into your snack for school, mom showing up at school with cupcakes with three inches of frosting....sigh....those were the days.
What constitutes a good layer has changed quite a bit over the years. This year it was having a better sound system installed in his wheels.
But that didn't stop me from adding my own little layers today...a birthday balloon on his front seat and a little hurdy gurdy that plays happy birthday when you crank the handle...
Some traditions are hard to let go of,
big or old they get...