Happy 13th Birthday!

Posted On: Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at 4:32 am

The birthday boy! (The cake says, "Pu Min Yu, happy birthday from your whole family.")

I received an email just before lunch from none other than…Puyang!!! 11 birthday pictures!!! Woo hoo!!!  Our “little” boy turned 13 on Saturday. (Wow.)  We sent money for a cake last week. They bought it for him and gave him the remaining 60RMB for spending money. Perfect. 🙂  They gave him a little party and said he was very happy.

Todd and I were in Australia over his birthday (and Jasmine’s too) and thought about him quite a lot on his big day.  We bought a few Aussie-themed gifts for him (and Jasmine).  Since he’ll be home just a month or so after his birthday, we’re going to wait and have a little party and give him his gifts when he comes home.  Can’t wait! 🙂

Birthday boy and friends!

Thirteen years old.  I am having such a hard time wrapping my head around that!  He still feels so young to me–about nine or ten–and I’m so glad.  It helps me feel like I’ll have more time to watch him grow up.  Honestly, the pictures today were a little bittersweet.  New pictures always make me really happy for about an hour, but then I miss him more.  And in the pictures we got today, he looked OLDER and TALLER.  Ahhh!  Stop growing up!  We are missing it!!!  The good news is that this is the last birthday we’ll miss.  From here on out, every birthday, every holiday, every milestone, we’ll celebrate as a family.

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