Friday, May 3, 2013

A Man

I'm not sure how it happened that this kid....

suddenly grew taller than me, started shaving, and actually had the gall to turn eighteen the same week I turned forty...

but on Tuesday he did.

He wasn't going to be home much on his birthday, so I kidnapped he and Cami out of school, met Glen, and took them out for a special birthday lunch at the Buffalo Wing Factory.

Later on we all went to his lacrosse game.  It was the final home game of the season and as part of it, they honored all of the seniors on the team.   I escorted him onto the field and  they announced for the whole world to hear that he has decided to attend James Madison University this fall!!!!   (yay!  he is going to be close to home!)

Here he is with his fellow seniors.  

They didn't win and he didn't get as much playing time as he hoped for in his final home game, but it was a good game nonetheless and we loved watching him gain strength and endurance as he played this season.  He's come a long way since this time last year!

After the game we enjoyed a late-night bit of DQ ice cream cake (a favorite of  Spence's) and crashed into bed.  We will properly celebrate his birthday (with traditional birthday crepes and gifts) this weekend!

We are proud of Spencer and look forward to the bright future that lay before him as he starts his days as a JMU duke!     Happy 18th birthday Spence!!!!!


1 comment:

annalisa said...

I can't believe Spence is 18. I remember the day he was born. I was 11-1/2 and was in the hospital waiting room when he was born and saw him a few minutes later.

Happy birthday Spence!

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