Where he had heaping plates full of giant crab legs, fried chicken wings and crispy spring rolls. For dessert, our server brought out a chocolate cake and sang happy birthday to the smiling new 14 year-old.
We had a great time laughing and celebrating.
At home, there was more cake and lots of presents to open.
This year's most highly requested toy by Weston was a Hess truck.
What is a Hess truck you ask?
This is a Hess truck.
And although I am a clueless mother, I must confess that this toy vehicle looks pretty cool when its lights are illuminated.
Even dear old Dad enjoyed playing on the carpet with these lighted boy beauties.
As I watched the gang playing trucks on the living room carpet, I thought back to the many phases of Weston's birthday requests.
First, there were the Matchboxes and Hot Wheels. Hundreds and hundreds of tiny life-like vehicles that saw plenty of their own carpet time with Weston. In fact, I am certain you will still find a Hot Wheel or two in Weston's school backpack.
Then there was his ride-on Jeep
Next came the Tonka dump trucks
Then the more sophisticated Bruder trucks...
And now of course, the ipods, headphone and fashion phase.
I guess you could say I am becoming well-versed in the world of boys and their toys. I am assuming as he gets older, not much will change, except, of course, the price of his latest obsession.
Happy Birthday Dear Weston