May 10, 2010

Birthday Boy


Our oldest turns 11 years old today! When we first adopted him and his brother the state gave us new birth certificates showing that we were the legal parents. I almost choked at the part where it gave my age at the time of his birth...21! 
I was MOST DEFINITELY not thinking about having kids when I was 21 and still in college! lol
So it seems weird (to me) to have an 11 year old when I am only 33.

I made this card for him late last night when we returned home from our trip to visit some family on the other side of the state. All products except for the PP scrap are from PTI. I just love that Fly Away set. Oh, and I tried Belinda's technique for making clouds and it was so easy and fun! You can see I also added some white dots to the BB: Retro BG.

The birthday boy asked if we could go bowling for his BD treat. He loves to bowl! Here we are on the way to the bowling alley with my great-nephew to the far right.

(The birthday boy is in the center)

And here we all are at the bowling alley (I'm taking the photo). Notice the completely absurd expression on the birthday boy's face? What a nut!

Hope all you mothers and grandmothers out there had a nice Mother's Day. Mine was spent mostly driving, but when we got home my hubster did cook supper for all of us, so that was a nice change.

Thanks for stopping by today friends! It's good to be home.

28 comments:

Amy said...

Great boy birthday card!! I love the subtle cloud background...I think it's my favorite part. He'll LOVE this card!! Glad to hear you made it home safe! :)

Sue Ann said...

Dana what a fantastic card for your little honey!!! I have to check out the clouds technique that you have linked ..... but first I have to feed the wild animals!!!! Happy Birthday to you son ....... he lucked out when he got you!!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Fab birthday boy card Dana! I just love the colours and you paired it with the perfect patterned paper too! I'm sure he will love it - he's lucky to have such a creative mum!

Lorraine said...

Lovin' your card (colors & design) and your little man's expression in the bowling photo (priceless)! Glad you got to kick back a little for mother's day and didn't have to cook.

Keva said...

What cuties they both are! I'm with you on the kids at 21 thing. When I had Ava I was 25 and I still feel like that was too young! Ha! At 21 all I was thinking about was staying out all night and heading to Waffle House. Wow..nice! :o)

I love the birthday card! I didn't get this set because I don't really know any little boys that i'd make cards for. That's a shame! :o)

Laurie said...

Love this Dana! Great colors! I really need to pull that set out! Your kiddos are adorable! Looks like a fun party! Hey I just turned 33 too! We are the same age! And young right? Totally young!! :)

Janice {Nysse} said...

I love your story Dana...so courageous to commit to adopting kids...they are so lucky to have you in your loving home! Love the birthday card...it is very boyish!

Diane Jaquay said...

Perfect card for a special "birthday boy"!

Leah said...

Oh Dana! So nice to see your sweet kids, they are just adorable!! Love the birthday boy's card:)

Belinda said...

Your kids are ADORABLE! :) Happy birthday to your oldest! He looks like he had a great time! The card is awesome too and I LOVE the plane over your cloud bg! :) Yaaay!

Lisa V. said...

Sounds like you had a great Mother's Day and the fun continues today with your son's birthday. Love that. I am sure your son will enjoy this cute card.

Sara Mac said...

Dana, your boys are adorable. Don't tell your 11 year old that I used that word to describe him. I'm sure he's too cool for that:) Hope he has a wonderful day today! Love this card. Your clouds look perfect.

Jessica said...

What a perfect boy card! I love your colour choices, and those fluffy clouds. Awesome card!

Barbara said...

Great birthday boy card, Dana! LOVE those clouds--how about a tutorial? :)

Tara said...

So stinking cute! I especially love the first one with the shads :-) (Oh, and the card is pretty adorable too!)

Kara said...

Great card, sweet family!!
Kara

Emm said...

Too cute! I hope he had a great birthday!

Alice Wertz said...

really fun boy card, Dana!!

Jill said...

Great boy card, Dana! Is that Enchanted Evening cardstock? I do love that color! The clouds are wonderful--thanks so much for linking to the tutorial!

Melissa said...

Your boys are adorable! Hope he had a wonderful birthday, sounds like a fun time!

Love your card--I need to try that cloud technique. The background is great!!

Mara... said...

What a great boy card! I love that airplane. And it looks like you all had a great time, Happy Birthday to you boy!!!

jen said...

It's my nephew's 11th birthday today too! And I think that 'expression' is a requisite of the year 11- he was making that same face in many of his pics!!! Love the card & happy (day after) mother's day to you! :)

Sasya said...

thanks a lot for this really fun post :) b'day boy is amazing, love his face LOL :))
and your card is so cute~

Courtney Baker said...

So fun! Great card girl!

BethieJ said...

Dana I LOVE that card... I need this set! Looks like he had a WONDERFUL day!! Happy Birthday to your dear son!!!

Jennifer Carter said...

It looks like the birthday boy was truly enjoying himself! Those are fun pictures! Your clouds are wonderful and I love how the banner hangs outside the mat!

Sue Plote said...

Another great use of this set - it my "gotta make it" folder. Yeah

IamDerby said...

Cute cute photos! Love all the smiles!