My oldest turns 11 today. I can hardly believe how quickly life is going! I always find it amazing to see how much they have changed and how much they have remained the same. He is an incredible boy and I am so grateful to be his mom.

Because I have a lot of new readers, I wanted to share a few of my favorite birthday traditions.

1. We do 4 things for their birthday each year. They are easy and affordable but make the kids feel so special. In fact, my oldest said he had a nightmare that my husband and I were out of town for his birthday and we didn’t get to do all of our fun things together ;). There is a link to the 4 traditions here.

2. My very favorite thing that we do, is The Birthday Questionairre. Each year, on their very birthday, I have them sit down with me for just a moment and answer a questionairre about all their favorite things. Honestly, this is one of those priceless things for me as I get a chance to not only see how they have grown and changed, but get to spend a few minutes with them getting to know them. Do it! You will love it. Link here.