16 years ago today I got my first glimpse of the face that was going to change my life for the better forever…
I’m quite sure at that moment I had absolutely no preconceived notions about what that little tyke would be like at the ripe old age of sixteen, but even if I had…he has far exceeded them all.
So today was the day to celebrate Uber, and celebrate we did – - mostly by eating our way through the better part of two counties!! Andy’s “formal” celebration was on Saturday, when we got together with 15 of our good friends and family for an outing to the local minor league baseball diamond. Our home team lost in a big way, but we made up for it in loud enthusiastic support!
But today was all about the food!!
Homemade waffles in bed for starters…
A stop by our favorite coffee cafe, where Uber is so much of a regular that they had a candle-topped muffin already waiting for him!
Then it was time for Andy to cash in on his birthday present from one of our dearest friends – - lunch out at a local vegan eatery. Right up Uber’s meat-free alley!! What we didn’t know was that our friend’s restaurant suggestion even provided free birthday favors in the unisex bathroom!!! Those vegans know how to party!!!
After a little more rambling around in Uber’s favorite sections of counter-cultural society, it was time to eat AGAIN…this time at Timeworn-Techie’s house for burritos, and of course some ice cream and cake.
I swear the poor kid just told me, “Don’t worry about fixing me anything for breakfast tomorrow mom. I won’t be hungry.”
Thank goodness we couldn’t afford a car for the kid on his big day. He’s going to need to walk till he’s 17 just to burn off today’s calories!!
Happy 16th Birthday Uber!!!