Friday, 30 May 2008

Happy Birthday Chris!

It's official, I have finally survived the teenage years! As of today my youngest son Chris turns 20, putting an end to those fun-filled? years. All three of my boys are now in their twenties.

Happy birthday honey!

Chris is my love bug and is never afraid to hug me in front of his friends. No matter where he is or who he is with, the last thing he says to me when we're talking is, "Love you Mom". Chris loves to experiment with his hair style and colour and I figure that I'd rather have him experiment with that than with other things! Recently we found a few pictures of him with his change in hair style over the years. I've posted a few. I think his natural colour is now a light brown... I've kind of forgotten what it looks like normally. Actually right now he has grown out the last colour and cut his hair short (I'm a supervisor now Mom, I've got to look the part) but I don't have any recent pictures of him. Since he is now living and working in Ottawa I see very little of him. We'd hoped to get together this weekend to celebrate but we're both working. So we've set a date for next week.

As you can see from the pictures he started out blonde. Then came the red in Grade 8. The Mohawk followed in early high school. The colour varied from red to yellow to black. When he was too lazy to put up the Mohawk with hairspray it fell in his forehead in a mass of waves. Next came the Blue phase although thankfully his mood was never blue! Finally we have what I refer to as the Skunk!

I have a cupboard full of hair colour and none of it is mine! BTW I was wrong. His hair is no longer its natural colour. He informed me tonight that it's black and looks very cool. I'll judge for myself at our dinner next week. Chris we love you no matter the colour!! Enjoy your day!

It's been a pretty stressful week at work and it's not over yet since I work this weekend. However I did manage to get some stitches in on Weather Wise.

My floss arrived this week for All Things and now it's kitted up and ready to go. I'm also in the process of doing a floss toss with various fabrics for another Helga Mandl tree. This one will be a Christmas gift for my youngest sister. Creative Poppy has 2 sets of her ornamental tree patterns. Each set contains 5 different patterns. I'm trying to decide beween either the Snow tree or the Merry tree.
That's about it for now. It's supposed to be a rainy weekend here . Perfect if you're working.
Great for stitching too. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting me know about where to order them. I guess I will be the first in the Maritimes to stitch them

Kathy A. said...

Lovely tribute to your son Chris. Please welcome him to the grown up years of his life - not more teen excuses. Hope you have a wonderful visit with him next weekend. Nice progress on your sailor piece.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Dear Lynn, Great to see Chris in all his "glory!" LOL I just love your PS's beautiful. Wish we could sit and stitch and laugh together! It was thundering and sprinkling here in Naples today. It would have been a perfectly cozy day for it!
Hugs, Deb

Ruth said...

Thanks for sniffing those lilacs for me! They definitely improved my mood. :)

Congrats on surviving the teen years.... without undue bodily harm. ;-)

Thanks for your kind words on my Vierlanden mystery sampler. It is by Martina Dey and I think it closed. Chances are she'll release it as a full pattern eventually though. She's got another mystery going now, and it's a freebie to the members of her yahoo group. If you're interested email me and I'll send you the info on joining her yahoo group. rbehling 1916 @ yahoo dot com --- skip the spaces and replace the dot :)

Suzanne said...

Well done, getting through all those years and a happy birthday to your son. Weather Wise is looking really great, I love all the colours.

Ooh, I do love those ornamental trees, it's so hard to choose which one, they are all lovely.

Lynne said...

Congratulations on getting through those teen years !! Your current project looks great !!!

Cyndi said...

I love the pics of your son. Today's my son's 25th, so maybe I'll try a similar tribute. The pics are at home, though. I'll try to do it tonight.

Vonna said...

What a sweet bunch of pictures ;) I hope your son had a lovely birthday!

Your WIP is looking so good...I want to do this one too....a long with about 100 more! LOL!