Friday, September 11, 2009

happy 15th birthday clate!

today clate is 15 years old!  i can't believe he will be driving and dating in one year!!  clate is such a joy to have in our home.  he is so responsible, helpful, fun, hard working, respectful, honest, a good friend, loyal, intelligent, handsome, caring, and kind.  clate is on the freshmen high school football team, loves to hang out with his friends, look online for "stuff", text his friends, watch movies and play games on his ipod touch, and he has a laugh that is so contagious! 

clate, it seems like just yesterday that you and tanner were wearing your red pajamas for christmas and you loved batman and spiderman!  it is amazing how time flies when you are having fun!  i love being your mom.  i learn so much from you every day.  i am in awe at the dedication it takes to deal with diabetes.  you do an amazing job.  i know it is not easy, but i am grateful you work hard to manage it.  thanks for setting such a wonderful example for your younger siblings. i am so proud of the decisions you make and the friends you have!  i love you!

*C - cute & cool

*L - loyal & loving

*A - adorable & amazing

*T - totally fun & totally kind

*E - enjoyable & extra caring

i had fun bringing in krispy kreme donuts to your seminary class.  i wish i would have had my camera to take a picture of all the girls singing happy birthday to you while they were twirling you around on the table.  :)  it was also fun taking you and your friends to buffalo wild wings today.  i wish we would have ordered more of the honey bbq wings.  they were so delicious!  i hope the rest of your day is awesome.  you deserve it!!  *i love you *


amy said...

i can't believe clate is 15!!! time seriously flies. he has turned into an awesome teenager, and a dang good lookin' one at that. :)

you are an awesome mom, charisse! looks like you gave him a fabulous day!

Rhonna Farrer said...

aww...look at him! how fun! LOVE You, Clatie!
& Char...FAB job on this. LOVE the pix!

LaNae said...

Wow--you are a fun mom! Hard to believe he is turning 15--it goes by way too fast!!

Jill said...

I didn't know you had a blog...I should be preparing my lesson for tomorrow but instead I have been reading your blog. I love it. I hope you don't mind if I add you to mine. I can't tell you how much I admire and love your family. You guys are awesome! Happy Birthday Clate!!

Andrea said...

love this kid! so glad he lives three doors down! happy birthday clate!!