Thursday, September 3, 2009

Teenager!

On August 29th, Jeff and I officially became the proud parents of a TEENAGER!!! Quentin turned thirteen on his birthday and I am full of mixed emotions! First of all, Jeff is getting old!, second....I only have about a third of his time at home with us left! I spent a lot of time reflecting on his birth this year. Probably because we drove by the High School after we registered him for Middle School again this year and realized that he will be going there next year!!! Yikes! Time has flown by! All he wanted for his birthday was a laptop just like his sister, but after the total "Geek Squad" guys explained to me all about video cards on laptops, or lack thereof, he decided that he just wanted to purchase a bunch of Lego Star Wars ships! It was fun to take him shopping. He's adorable! I had also redone his bedroom as part of his birthday and as a surprise to him while he was at Scout camp this summer ( watch for future post).
Words really cannot describe what joy Quentin has brought to our home. I know that all of you know, but he is just plain incredible! I am impressed by him at least once a day! The other day, he told me that he was writing in his journal while he was watching a spider crawl around up his wall and I was like-what what what?? you write in a journal!??? If a mother had the right to read a journal...I would go and snatch it right up and read it while eating some ice cream! He also informed us that he was running for Vice President the other day! What what what? Our shy little Q!?? We helped him make some posters to hang up at school with the photos below. He just keeps surprising us and we love each new corner that we are privileged to turn with our first son and oldest child. Thanks for allowing us to "grow up" with you Quentin!

I don't really freak out about my kids getting older because I enjoy each new stage better than the last! It just keeps getting better! What more could a mother want than a 13 year old that is an amazing example to everyone around him (even his parents), a 10 year old daughter that loves to do everything that I do and wants to do it WITH me, and a small but mighty 6 year old that still wants to give me kisses on the lips and gives a hug that will rock your world! I love these ages and I hope that it just keeps going that way with each new stage!


5 comments:

Nicole said...

Wow, time flies! You have great kids - you guys are doing a great job at your house!

Doctor O said...

So why isn't Q a teenager like YOU were a teenager? I'm not sure this really counts...

Livin' the Dream said...

Don't worry, Doctor O. There's still Calli and Mack. Becca's bound to get a teenager like herself.:) The justice of generations will not be denied!!!
HA HA HAHAHHA!
Just kidding. Love you Becca-Quentin is awesome!! Hopefully other grandkids follow suit..like my own.:-)

Ranay said...

What a great post! Quentin is amazing. Love his shining example. My boys watch him all the time while passing the sacrament!

Kass said...

Love the sweet post...can't believe you have a teenager! It's true-the stages do just get better and better. I was ultra impressed with Q after meeting him this summer and WOW is he incredible. Congrats Quentin and Good Luck as VP!