Just like that – in a blink – I closed-opened my eyes, and he’s fourteen.

he's fourteen With gifts wrapped festively in Christmas wrap, a friend sleeping over, and his favorite dinner recipe freshly prepared, we rang in his fourteenth birthday beside the Christmas lights twinkling reflections onto the table.

kentucky hot browns I went dessert crazy, preparing way too much in my excitement.

chocolate chip cookies rice krispie treats His birthday cake choice – ice cream!

ice cream birthday cake I wish I knew what he wished for.

blowing out the birthday candles You’re never too old to have cake on your face.

birthday cake face Happy fourteenth birthday to my first born dude.