I can’t believe that our son Aiden turned 14 this week, the boy that made me a mama, I am beaming with pride for him! We want our kiddos to feel special, and birthdays in our family are an extra reason to do all that we can to make them feel celebrated! I am so excited to share some of Aiden’s birthday celebrations with you here and some of our favorite teen boy birthday ideas!
Aiden is such a sweet and gentle soul. Creative, smart, funny, a dream to be the older brother to three sisters. There are so many parts of who he is that I feel such pride in. As hard as letting go has always been for me (I have such a hard time with change when it comes to my children) I feel forever grateful to get to know Aiden more fully as he grows and becomes himself more deeply.
We’ve been homeschooling Aiden for a while now, and having this extra time with him has been amazing. I see so many of his creative talents flourishing, and the amount of quality time he has in his every day has been wonderful for all of us. Mamas, I encourage you to listen to your heart when you feel something is really important for your children. Remember that no one could know them as you do.
I am so glad that we trusted our judgment and listened closely to what Aiden felt he needed as well. I feel extra proud of him this birthday, just reflecting on all that he has learned this year and how much growth I have seen in him!
14 feels like such a big age! The time is flying right on by. I am savoring every moment of these teen years, I really have loved each and every stage even if I felt worried about my children growing up. I truly feel the luckiest to be Aiden’s mom!
For Aiden’s birthday, we are having friends over this weekend to celebrate! We also had a special dinner at home on his actual birthday with balloons, his favorite foods, cake, and a sweet family party.
It’s not always the simplest to shop for teen boys or to come up with teen boy birthday ideas, I feel like their interests can change from year to year! I’ve rounded up some gift ideas that I think will be a hit with any teen boy! Some highlights include the city light up balls (so much fun!) I am imagining summer nights playing basketball will be extra fun with these! We are also excited about his basketball rim and gifting him an oculus!
I have my full guide to share with you here!
Aiden, you mean the world to me. I am beyond proud of the person that you are growing up to be. Your creativity and passion inspire me and light the way for our family. I am forever grateful to be your mama! Happy birthday, sweetheart!