Officially a teenager, a little scary for us, exciting for him. He has an air of confidence around him that shines through the awkward stage he’ll soon leave behind right along with being a little boy. He’s not little, he’s as tall as I am and will pass me up any day. I see him figuring out the world, embracing it, getting angry at it and all of it’s injustices and ultimately finding patience for it all because just when he it figures something out, it changes. His opinions about the world around us and the people in it, they are forming right before us and it’s a joy, and a little painful, to watch. Everything from politics to science to sports to going green to friendships to girls. Some days I look at him and see the little boy he was not so long ago but more often I see the man he’ll be before we know it. I’m so proud of him. There are days I just want to tell the world….”look what we did, isn’t he the best?!!!”
Here is a little walk down memory lane: His birth story, told 10 years later | 10 | 11 | 12
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to have a panic attack about the fact that I am the mother of a teenager.
Happy birthday Ty! A teenager!? I still remember the pictures you shared from your wedding planning days, wasn’t he like 6? Like yesterday?? Amazing! Pics are awesome. You can still see the baby in him but you can see the man peeking out too!
I LOVE birthday posts! I love reliving the memories of each year and seeing the pictures of each kid as they grow and change. Lyndsay, you are absolutely right — you and Jason raised an awesome kid and I love him more every year! And the good news to me is, he still loves to spend time with me!! Wish I could have been there today. He sounded really happy and excited about his special day. 13 years in the blink of an eye!!
He is looking SO grown up and SO handsome – not cute. Handsome. That’s got to be hard to take as the mom. I’ve still got a couple years, but my husky 11 year old is trying to grow up faster than I’m comfortable with.
He IS the best and I think the world of him… such an honor to be a part of his life. Happy Birthday, Ty!
He looks more like you everyday Lyndsay! He is so handsome! Such amazing photo’s too! Happy Birthday Ty!
Happy birthday, Ty!!! You’ve got the coolest birth date ever!!! 🙂
He’s like your clone! He looks like you so much. 13 Wow that’s big, he is officially a teenager. Oh that means you have a teenager in your home!
These are great! I feel sometimes kids can look so awkward in posed photos at this age, but these are just so natural!
Wow do you have a MAN on your hands! I can’t believe how old 13 looks! And oh my gosh Lynds, he’s so handsome! SO handsome!
He really is a very handsome young man, L. I panic looking at my 6 year old as she has lost that little girl look recently. 13, oh my goodness I don’t know what I’ll do!
These are beautiful images and beautiful words about a beautiful young man. I feel like I’ve watched him grown up over the last few years…and I guess we all kind of have! Great job raising a GREAT TY! =)