Happy birthday to my SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD
NICHOLAS JONES NIELSON!
Last night Christian hung up the "16" balloons in the kitchen
just like we always do for our Nies on the eve of their birthdays.
For the past few birthdays, we've reenacted a photo together, and
this year I picked the picture of us on his blessing day in
Mesa, Arizona, when he was three months old.
He was such a chubby little tike,
and I was a young 25-year-old mom.
He spent the day at the state fair
showing the prized turkey he raised from a little poult.
What a fun way to spend a 16th birthday!
(I'm kind of kidding. He was NOT happy about it,
but at least he got checked out of school!).
He got 7th place, a ribbon,
and even sold the poult for money afterward!
Way to go, Gigs! My little (tall) FFA champion!
For dinner, we went to get sandwiches (he requested),
then came home to a store-bought ice cream cake
because that's what he wanted.
Sadly to report, it was disgusting.
I love you so much!