As promised, here's a peek into Joseph's 13th birthday celebration!
I started with a few simple decorations.
I love making my own bows, so I keep tons of curling ribbon on hand.
Just curling a few long strands and stringing them over the light added to the festivity.
Remember, this was for the man-child, so it couldn't be too "girly". ;>
I tried my hand at a mama-made banner.
I think I'm on to something.
Next time I'll reverse the papers so that the letters show up better.
Go ahead, try it for yourself and then send me pics!
Last but not last I added in the birthday boy himself, fresh from football practice.
Here are a few of his favorite presents...
New Under Armor sunglasses, a perfect accessory for the summer.
And a new CO2 Airsoft gun, thanks Boompa and Gigi!
Of course he also received quite a bit of cash.
My boys LOVE having their own money.
Everyone get together for a few pics.
Franny and Claire
The Hinson Four
Finally, it was time for thank you hugs.
Thanks everyone for helping Joseph welcome in the teen years.
I've asked him not to turn into a weird teenager anytime soon.
He promises to stay his same sweet, charming self and I'm sure he will!