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Remembering Birthday Specials and New Teen Adventures

It was a long weekend.
I'm glad it seemed long. It just means more time with my kids.

My son is now a teenager. He had his birthday over the weekend.
I wish I could have thrown him a party. I didn't have the money to make that happen.
I offered to take him wherever he wanted and get things he wanted that I could afford.
He bought a pair of shoes, and games at Games stop. He chose a slice of cake and then home to enjoy his goodies.

He is such an amazing boy! He is so loving, thoughtful and always full of joy. He is my ray of sunshine! No day passes that I don't get a hug (many hugs) and I love yous.
I pray he will keep his sweet heart as he grows up. He is precious! I'm blessed to have him as a son.

Happy Birthday my dear son.

Hard to believe I have a teen. And still, my spirit feels young :)

Now for the music!
So this week is songs about remembering or forgetting? “Remember”/ “forget” doesn’t have 2 B in the title, but there has 2 B something about remembering or forgetting in the song (e.g. “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone”/”It was the 3rd of Sept./The day I’ll always remember…”)

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Welcome to today's music.  Five years and going strong!  I hope Monday find you with a smile and music to begin your week with light steps. 
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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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  1. Happy Blessed Birthday to him. Beautiful song.

  2. Happy birthday to your sweet son!

    Birthday parties are expensive! We usually have lunch with the grandmas for our kids' birthdays. I have a son who is about your son's age. My kids usually just like to stay home to play video games anyway.

    There is a laser tag place in L.A. called Ultrazone that has a discounted price on Wednesdays and Thursdays. $17/person for unlimited play. School will be out soon, so maybe your son can invite a couple of friends and they can celebrate a belated birthday. You don't have to have a big group because they would be playing with other people.

    By the way, Remember the Time is one of my favorite Michael Jackson songs!

  3. Ooooooo love the tune, and I saw that it was our boy's birthday on FB... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THAT HANDSOME FELLA ONCE AGAIN my sweet! Love your little saying too. I must say I really love this video too.. one of my favorites that he did. Hope you're doing well and that you had a wonderful weekend. BIG HUGSSSSS AND HAVE A ROCKIN' WEEK ... BLESS YOU AND YOURS!!!!!!!!!!

  4. MJ did the most incredible videos. You know I loved this one when I saw the cat.

  5. What a handsome young man. Speaking as someone who grew up in a public housing project, I can attest to that fact that if you have love, your young teen will accomplish great things one day. As for Michael Jackson, he does have some of the most imaginative videos - sometimes so much so that I enjoy them more than once he gets into his song!

  6. Colette,

    Happy Birthday to such a fine looking young man! They do grow up fast, don't they? It's not what you give your child as much as it giving of yourself. I'm sure your son understands and appreciates what you do for him because it comes from the heart. That's more than what some kids get who get everything. Have a blessed week, dear friend!

  7. Hi Colette,
    What a handsome boy you have! Sending him Happy Birthday wishes. And I hope he stays sweet and loving too as he grows up. I'm sure with a mama like you, he will!
    Great Michael Jackson video and song.

    Hope you have a great week,

    Michele at Angels Bark

  8. HAPPY, HAPPY MEMORIAL WEEKEND to you and yours… eat lots of goodies, shoot off fireworks, have tons of fun, but most of all be safe… BIG HUGS… AND GOD BLESS AMERICA!

  9. Happy Birthday to your most handsome son!! I love that he is so sweet to you. My granddaughter had a birthday recently too. She's going to Kindergarten next year!! #crazy


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