Friday, September 2, 2011

Teenager, In The HOOOUUSE!!

The last week has been filled with activity celebrating Cody's 13th bday. Yes, you read that right. Cody is now 13. 13 is a milestone in our house. Lots of big stuff happening to celebrate. Cody's requests: a Facebook account, join the Dairy Queen Blizzard Club, get a cell phone, and watch a PG-13 movie.

He set up his Facebook account on Wed. and is trying to get more friends than me. He also signed up for the Blizzard Club and got his free blizzard coupon. We are working on getting a cell phone. He actually has already seen a PG-13 movie, but will be deciding about others as the opportunity arises.
The festivities began last Saturday. The whole day was planned for him. He and Rick left out that morning to Woodland Park where they visited the Donut Mill.
Those were some Mega Momma Donuts!
They spent some time talking about "man" things.
At lunch time, Rick had invited several men over that have impacted his life to come and speak into Cody's life. It was "Men Only" so I didn't get to be there, but heard that it was a really meaningful time.
After sharing with Cody, the men gathered around him and prayed over him
That evening was sleepover time. Cody had 3 friends over to celebrate his bday with him. I didn't get any pictures on Sat., but made sure to get a few shots on Sunday morning.
Cody cooked pancakes for breakfast, and they ate on the porch.
They spent lots of time riding bikes.
That is Cody's new favorite thing to do.
Cody's actual bday was Wed., 31st. We let him miss school for the day. He and Rick went out to Cracker Barrel for a special breakfast. After that, I took him to his dr. check-up. He is healthy!! Then, it was lunch at Chipotle. If you not catching a theme here, food is a very important part of a teenager's life.
He downed this thing in no time flat.
TCBY Waffle Cone Wednesdays
Mint Chocolate Chip, his fave!
We celebrated his bday as a family on Tuesday night with Sloppy Joes, Fries, Watermelon and Ice Cream Cake.
The night of his bday, he went to Life Group and took dessert, Rocky Road Brownies and a Big Cookie that he decorated. It said, "Happy Epic Bday, Cody." This boy did a lot of celebrating!!

Here we go. The first 13 years have been exciting. Now we embark together on the journey of teenagerhood. I am proud of the man you are becoming. I see God's Hand on your life. I see how He has designed you for his purpose for your life. I love you and am so proud of you. I love, love, love your sense of humor and wittiness. I see how God has made you into a leader and pray that you will use that ability to glorify Him. I pray for you. I am blessed to have you as my son. What an amazing kid you are!!


  1. happy birthday cody! (that picture of the guys praying over him is too much...instant tears)

  2. How fun! I love how you celebrate your kids!