A few days ago, Tobias celebrated his 15th birthday! It was a quiet but fun-filled celebration; a Saturday afternoon movie and then home for some games with his two best friends.
The years have just disappeared before our eyes. Have a look at where we were 15 years ago as a family of three and today we are a family of four (our little dog, Lexi is the latest addition):
Becoming a parent, being a parent has not been the easiest thing i have done. And as corny as it sounds, parenting does have its beautiful, heart-warming moments. So i cherish those moments and am happy to say that i am privileged to be his mother and proud that he is my son.
PS: for those who don’t know, as a chubby baby, Tobias had many funny nicknames and one of them was “succulent” because he had such fat, juicy thighs. 😀
Yes, he is! My boy is now a teen! i am the mother of a teen! i’m in denial, which is why this post is a whole 1.5 weeks late…
He chose to celebrate it with 3 of his friends at the Laser Arena in Basel. He would have invited more, i think. But our car could only take that many 13-year-olds.
The guy who did the walk-through was really nice and friendly. When we got there, we were the only group playing laser tag. The rest of the groups were playing paintball. It was only for the last of our 3 games that the boys played with another group.
That’s right, my little boy; now not so little anymore, turned 12 a week ago!
Usually, i blog about his birthday pretty much on the day itself or a few days after, but this time, the husband was away so i had to wait till he got back before we could do our traditional birthday shot. (See end of blog)
So this year, his birthday fell on a Friday which was when i had to bake his favourite cupcakes (Red Velvet with cream cheese icing) for him to take to school and share with his classmates.
He had already decided that he was just going to have a small celebration with 3 friends. One of them could not make our Saturday outing so i took just him and his 2 best friends to the Schwarzsee on Saturday.
We arrived in time for a nice lunch by the beautiful lakeside. Then it was off to ride the Monster Trotti (Monster Scooter) down Riggisalp. After a bit of a shaky start, the boys were off. But not for me, i had no confidence on the scooter and the gravelly path didn’t help. After a couple of falls, i decided to walk the steep parts and ride the less “scary” parts. So of course, the boys were already at the bottom quite a while before i managed to get there. Well, as long as they had fun.
Then we went off to ride the Rondelbahn (Toboggan Run). There was no space to have our bags with us, so i sent them off to ride it by themselves while i watch the bags. They made 2 runs and then i went with one of the boys for another 2 runs. This was so much more my thing. Heheee 😉
One of the boys had wanted to ride the Monster Scooter again but it was too expensive to go again. So they settled for ice cream and drinks by the lake.
We came home just a little earlier than planned, opened the presents, had some cupcakes and the boys played a little on the computer before they went home.