Saturday, September 03, 2011

My Boy Turns 18!

It is hard to believe. The last eighteen years have flown by so quickly. I'm so proud or and pleased with the young man he is becoming.
In keeping with tradition, we played "Ring of Fire" to celebrate him. I don't remember how this tradition got started, but it is much more fun than "Happy Birthday". Then Larr added "Eighteen" by Alice Cooper. This one is not tradition, but it was fun to add.
To celebrate his entrance into manhood he did many of the things he needed to be 18 to do. He bought lottery tickets (won, bought more and lost some), purchased spray paint and well,... I think that might have been it. I made his favorites. We had crepes for breakfast. He likes his with real maple syrup (we were out so his dad went to the store and got a new bottle), Ellie smothers hers in powdered sugar, Larr likes his with jelly. I like mine plain and hot out of the pan. We hung out together and did a bit of shopping, including purchasing some fancy new Brooks running shoes for him. He decided that he would like calzones from dinner. So we had cheese (Port Salut, Smoked Gouda and Habinero Cheddar Cheese) and crackers, baguette with aged balsamic vinegar, and sweet chili marinated shrimp. That was followed by calzones with pepperoni, sausage, black olives, red peppers, mozzarella cheese and red sauce. That was a big hit. We finished up the night with lots of conversation, a silly movie and ice cream.

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