December 4th is our youngest son Sam's birthday. This day in my December Daily books, for the last 7 years, has been devoted to his birthday. Over the years, the photos have pretty much been the same - family dinners, blowing out the candles, standing in front of his birthday door (you can read about that tradition here). This year things changed. This year he turned 14.
This year, it was all about the friends. And you know what, I don't blame him. I know for certain when I was 14, I felt the same way!
We went out for an quick, early family dinner then he had a group of kids come over for a fire in the backyard, smores and some games. Quite the change from year's past for his birthdays. But a good change, it means he's growing up.
I decided not to use the traditional photo in front of the birthay door this year, instead I snapped the photo outside while some of the kids were by the fire. Sure, it's blurry and grainy, but that's ok. I captured the moment, and that's what matters. I think I see a layout coming up in the near future with this same photo...
I pulled an oldie but a goodie out of my stash - Heidi Swapp block alphabet stickers. Copyright date on the packaging says 2005 :) Loved them waaaaaay back then, still diggin them now!