Every Mother wonders when this happened right?
When their little boy turned into a young man over night. That's what I'm wondering right now. Stephen turned 16 yesterday. He is the oldest..the first born..the guinea pig. I made a lot of mistakes in my life..but when I had Stephen I wanted to shout to the world.."Look what I did!" I felt like that yesterday too as we sang Happy Birthday to him.
Stephen never asks for anything. But a few months ago he had asked if we could go see the Phantom of the Opera sometime. I knew that's what we'd do for his birthday. We would much rather give him a memory than a gift. When he turned 10 we surprised him with a trip to Florida to watch the Red Sox in spring training. He'll never forget that trip with his Dad. I don't think he'll forget this trip either.
The only thing Stephen wanted on his birthday was the traditional Coconut Cake I make from Barefoot Contessa. (Does she bake anything without a pound of butter?) And notice the votive candle stuck in the middle of the cake? Forgot the birthday candles...again.
Happy Birthday Stephen. We love you!