And this is my handsome son last weekend with his beautiful girlfriend, Demi...
I'm so proud of both of my sons! They have grown into wonderful young men. I can't wait to see where life takes them and am excited about being part of that journey.
I had no idea what to get him for his 20th birthday because, let's face it, he's spoiled and doesn't need a darn thing! I saw several ideas online for getting someone the number of gifts for their age and putting them in a basket like this one on the Workman family blog.
Here's my version: 20 Gifts for 20 Years
I had the green plastic tub leftover from a party this summer. I think I paid a couple of dollars for it. To get some of the small items to stand up, I taped a block of florist foam in the middle of the tub then arranged the larger gifts around it. For the gift cards, I taped them to bamboo skewers and stuck them in the foam. The last thing I added was a few $20 bills to round the 20 gifts and then stuffed some yellow shredded paper into the gaps. I think it turned out extremely well! This is a great gift when you don't know what to buy, especially for a college guy! The basket contains the following items:
package of underwear - because you're never too old for your mom to buy you underwear!
Axe body wash
2 bottles of pop
You can overspend a little when creating gift baskets so I would suggest setting a budget for how much you would usually spend on the recipient first. The gifts don't have to be expensive. I love putting baskets like this together though. I can't wait for Kelin to turn 20 so I can do it again! On second thought, I'd like to keep my baby a teenager for awhile longer.
Also, last Saturday morning my backyard was a flurry of activity with wildlife. My fountain was a particularly busy spot. I thought I'd end this post with some pictures I took. Some of them aren't the best quality because I took them through a window with a zoom lens, but enjoy...
I rarely get Blue Jays in my backyard so this was a treat!
Uh oh! I think I've been spotted.
The robins were everywhere. My cardinal and hummingbirds made an appearance as well, but I wasn't quick enough to get a picture of them. :(
Purple finches (I think)
One of my crazy squirrels
I've been spotted again!
I don't know what these birds are, but they look rather mean and nasty.
The squirrel retreated to a nearby tree to eat a nut.
I love watching the wildlife in my backyard. As much as I love fall, I hate that it signals the end of all this activity. Wow! I am officially getting old. A 20 year old son and all this bird and squirrel watching! I better see about getting a walker. :)