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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

D is for DOUBLE DIGITS

This week, I'm celebrating my grandson's 10th birthday, which was actually on January 1st.  Unfortunately, his entire family came down with the flu and was unable to make a big to-do for him.  I remember phoning him to wish him "Happy Birthday" and assured him that I would bring his birthday present over as soon as everyone was well.  I also assured him that he would never ever forget his 10th birthday when he turned "double digits."

We finally managed to get together for breakfast at "the Spot," a well-known family restaurant in British Columbia 1928, on Sunday.  It's famous for its burgers and for its Pirate Packs for children.

When he opened his gift - a "grown-up" Timex Outlander watch, he was thrilled.  He had to put it on right away and then took it off so his Mom could set the date and time for him.  He was quite intrigued at how it read the date in numbers and that it had a seconds ticker, too.

Double digits are exciting to reach the first time, and maybe the second or third time.  However, once the fourth, fifth, or sixth time comes around, we tend to try to disregard it.  But then, if you're like me, you decide to make the best of it and celebrate anyway!  Oh, and by the way, if you look at the little video below, don't think we allow him to be all "bad boy" - he wanted a hoodie for Christmas, which I gave him, and he was so thrilled with it, that he pretended to be a "bad boy."  He even wore it when we went out for breakfast.  So, here's to Noah - HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY!
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Now don't forget to give thanks to our darling Mrs. Nesbitt, the creator of ABC Wednesday, and to the debonair Roger, our administrator.  Without them or the team of dedicated volunteers that help out by visiting at least 10 posters per week, we would be deeply despondent!  And don't forget to let Roger know if you'd like to be on the team list and visit 10 contributors.  We have lots of newbies (we made it to over 90 for the letter C) so the more people on the team, the less time involved for all.  Thanks!

31 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

Sorry that the family is under the weather. Ready for another week?

Reader Wil said...

I also wish your grandson a very happy eleventh year! Are they all recovered now?
Double digit was something new for me, but interesting.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Carver said...

Double digits is a great idea for D. I hope your grandson and family are feeling better. Carver, ABCW Team

photowannabe said...

That first Double-Digit number is pretty awesome...Happy Birthday Noah....
By the time I got to 7X Double Digit it's not quite as special....
At least I am here to celebrate all those years. (:0)
Great video birthday card Leslie.

Photo Cache said...

Truly the moment a person reaches double digit in age it seems like he/she's arrived.

FRANKLY MY DEAR.

jeannettestgermain said...

Hope everyone's on the mend (including you!)...Love the name Noah. Grandma seems to know what he likes:)

Leovi said...

Yes, I also remember my ten years with sweet nostalgia!

ellen b. said...

Glad you were able to have a fun celebration for this double digit birthday!!

Susan Moore said...

I remember White Spot burgers in Vancouver, they were good! Loved the video, very cool!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

May your grandson Noah have Delightful years of Double Digits. Blessings!

magiceye said...

My wishes to Noah too!!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Happy belated birthday to Noah. I was sick on New Years also :( I remember when I turned 10 my Grandmother gave me a 10 dollar bill..which was quite a big deal for a 10 year old 40 years ago!

Nydia said...

A very Happy 10th Birthday to your Noah! :) My son also turned 10 last August, it's a thrilling age. Hope the family recovers asap from the nasty flu!

tulika singh said...

Happy birthday to Noah. 10th birthdays are special.. I'd gifted my niece 10 small gifts for her tenth. What fun that was.

Ann said...

That's really a cute belated birthday wish. Noah looks like he will be enjoying his double digits. I have granddaughter who will be 10 in March.
ann

Gattina said...

Despite being late he had a real nice birthday !

Hildred said...

Oh to be ten again!!!! Next birthday I will be nine times ten - where have the years gone? Noah looks happy to be into the double digits and I hope he has a wonderful life ahead of him.

Norma Ruttan said...

wish your grandson my wishes too! I bet he was so happy with his gifts that he didn't mind getting any late. He could look at it that his birthday stretched into February.

Liz Hinds said...

10? Really? So soon?

Joy said...

1st January is a great time to have a birthday, he'll always have fireworks. Happy belated birthday to Noah.

thewordtrance said...

Wishing him a lifetime of happiness and joy. Delightful double digiter.

Shailaja V said...

Happy tenth to Noah. Sounds like he had a wonderful day. I'm trying to recall mine now;)

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Happy Birthday to Noah! And Leslie, your such a cool Grandma, I Love the video!

Powell River Books said...

I have a big birthday coming up next month. Not sure I want to celebrate it all that much. I'll make it just in time for BC Ferries to cut my discount. Figures. - Margy

Mai Songalia said...

A belated happy birthday to your grandson, Noah! I just celebrated my birthday last week, too. You're right, as we get older we tend to disregard it, as I did. Thanks for visiting, Leslie!

Nabanita said...

Happy B'day to your Grandson! This was a great idea for this week's post!

AmitAag said...

Happy b'day to the newly entered Double Digits youngman! God bless!!

Lady In Read said...

a belated happy birthday to your grandson.. yes, double digits is definitely a big deal the first time around..

Lady In Read said...

a belated happy birthday to your grandson.. yes, double digits is definitely a big deal the first time around..

raf said...

A great "Double D" post, Leslie!

Indrani said...

Happy 10th to Noah! For kids at that age becoming dd age is a big deal! :) Now when I look back I wish I had never crossed those single digit years! :)