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Middle as helicopter gunner in Call Of Duty 4.

The Pete Best docudrama. (Imagine his pain.)

Joining the circus.

Youngest's unibrow injury.

Clogged heads.

Threaded couplings and soldering.

Wrapping a gift for Middle's girlfriend.


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The gift. A coveted bag from Betsey Johnson.


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A creative touch from Middle.

no glue

Middle chose paper and ribbon. He's got excellent taste.

tying too

Five yards of satin ribbon? No problem.


bow

They're into bows.

card

He had me wrap the card too....

She's coming over later - I can't wait to see what she thinks.

Comments

daysgoby said…
Wow. If she doesn't appreciate that....

That's stunning, bb!
Nora said…
The wrapping is so beautiful that if I were her, I'd have a hard time dismantling it to get to what's inside!
Sarah O. said…
You and yours have out Martha Stewarted yourselves again! This probably isn't the time to confess that I simply plop gifts into paper gift bags from Sam's Club.
Amy A. said…
You seem to be navigating the teenage boyfriend/girlfriend thing with much more grace than I am. Maybe because it's your second go 'round?

Maybe I should sign up for your small "advice giving" business! My closets could use some help, too.
Barbra said…
Gorgeous! Good taste runs in the family.
alice c said…
Are there any spare spaces for bird girlfriends? I know that I am a little too old (sadly) but I would like to recommmend MissM who is very susceptible to beautiful packaging.
Miz S said…
The ribbon is beautiful. But I don't understand how you tied it so prettily. It's 2 ribbons, right? God, I'm a dork.
Kim said…
yes but do we like her?

I can't quite get my head around the whole adolescent girlfriend/boyfriend thing as I went to an all-girl school and was such a good Christian girl any emotions I had for the opposite sex were quickly sent to the prayer box for God to give me the strength to not have such impure thoughts.

So as a parent I have no idea how I'm going to cope with such events. And with Felix the thinker-with-the-big-blue-eyes I somehow know I'm not going to be able to avoid it. The thing that gets me is - how much do you invest in these young women who come into your life for perhaps not very long at all. Although I can't really imagine Felix having anything regarded as fleeting.
Kim said…
Gosh, that was all a bit deep wasn't it. I put it down to the three hours of sleep.
That is a stunning package. Your sons may be the only young men I can think of who care about the appearance of the gifts they give.
paola said…
So, are they born on the same day?
I won't tell you how gorgeous the package is, I refuse.
Kim said…
There are five December birthdays in my family.
Suse said…
I love the little glimpse of you from above. Hello!!
YetAgainJen said…
How wonderful! If the mom of my highschool boyfriend had given me a birthday gift like that, I'd have fallen into a dead swoon of shock.

Jen
islaygirl said…
that is amazingly paper. beautiful. all 16-y-o boys should be so wonderful. then i wouldn't have to worry about when my Wee One is old enough to date.
OMG. That makes the newspaper-wrapped-with-duct-tape package my stepsons did last year even sadder than it was.

I wish I were kidding about that.
Nora said…
So? Did she like it? Inquiring minds...
Geggie said…
Did she like it? And I hope she unwrapped it very carefully to appreciate the beauty of the wrap job.
Wendy said…
Agh! I can't believe I missed this. I've been holed up in the basement sewing for Christmas. I knew those stickers would be put to good use!
catsteevens said…
Wow. Why didn't I have boyfriends like that? Do tell, how did you raise such a wonderful young man?? I NEED to know.
might I add...? said…
Yes, bb, please do tell...what's your secret? I hope I can raise my son to have such finesse. LOVE the wrapping. Gorgeous choice of paper...what excellent taste! Sweet!
Alice said…
Just beautiful.
Can I get lessons?