kate5kiwis: "Beam me up, Gadget Boy!"


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Sunday, November 23, 2008

"Beam me up, Gadget Boy!"

The nickname "Charlie" stuck one summer when the kids got Walkie Talkies in their Christmas stockings. I think that we had recently watched The Incredibles and heard Elastigirl's communications call "India Golf Nine-er Nine-er..." and so Joel decided that his Call Sign would be "CHARLIE NINE-ER NINE-ER" cos Charlie sounds like Joely.
and he's been Charlie ever since.

(photo courtesy of my gadget phone - cos i blondely left the camera in the car lol)

here's Charlie, with his friend Corey - they share their birthday - (yep, they're TWINS, born a year apart!) celebrating at the pools. It was so funny - without any consultation, the lads gave each other near-identical birthday pressies! the same brand of Spy Equipment.
ah, gadgetry of the happiest birthdayest kind.

and as promised, the rather excited teenaged Charlie now has another gadget - his own pxt phone.

"Beam me up,
Scotty Charlie!"
here's to beaming - and birthdays - and gadgets - and three teenagers in the house!
cos we love teenagers. yes we do.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Charlie over
Have fun with your new phone over
Lots of hugs over and out

10:27 AM  
Anonymous teeni said...

Aw, tht is adorable that they would give each other similar birthday presents! True friends. I hope he uses his new gifts responsibly and maturely and has some fun! Happy Birthday to "Charlie" and to Corey, his twin. :)

11:41 AM  
Anonymous teeni said...

By the way, that cake looks chocolate and that is beautiful enough for me!

11:42 AM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Happy, happy birthday! Yum, I want some of that cake!

Don't guys just love their gadgets? :)

I'm glad you love teens. Can I send you an-almost-teen who is going hormonal all over the place here? ;)

12:53 PM  
Blogger Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

happy birthday guys


3:04 PM  
Blogger Katepai said...

Happy birthday from the mills Charlie!!!

We love teens too. will have 3 in just over a month also!!

Thanks for your help this morning!!!


3:23 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

hippie happy hay
i need to get ya on the other end of a walkie talkie! you are gorgeous! mwah X

oh yes, that cake was tall, dark and filled with chocolately goodness and iced/frosted with chocolatey badness.
*blink* it was adored!
mwah X

*whispers* boy teens are easier than girl teens lol. actually - pre-teen girls are dynamite. they (on my global experience of *one*) chill out wonderfully by mid-teens!!!
mwah X

thanks! the silly-brations are lasting the week, so it's gotta be a good'un!!!
mwah X

katie pie
thanks for the love!
yeah, teenage city - how's the hormone cycle at your place? lol

OH YEAH!!! aren't we both amazing? that *blinkie* is THE BUSINESS!!! am rather amazed that the code worked actually - and that it only took me FOUR goes!!
mwah X

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy, you have birthdays galore in the summer months! Funny but that is our crazy bday time too. Love the spygear and love that you love having teens. You give me hope that it will be great, more than great. I have visions of cranky, black wearing, not talkative types walking around like zombies, lol. Your replacing that mental image for me, thanks!


1:37 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Oh too much fun! My oldest will be turning teen in a weeks time....ack!

The hormones. They are everywhere.

Over and out!

6:17 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

for me/Bulldog, the relationship that we have with our teens is just like a normal friendship - mostly absolutely beautiful with a few niggles. i think it comes down to connection, appreciation, respect - but i'm not writing the how-to book just yet lol.
actually there is a great book published in NZ called "The White Water Rafting Years" which is about teen parenting - i love that image - fun, adventurous, unpredictable, bubbly.
i am very sure that you and yours will experience "more than great" teen years, babe!
mwah X

hippie happy teen birthday for a week's time! (i have a chocolate stash for when hormones hit!)
mwah X

10:38 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Gadgets are cool for boys of al ages. And I'm so in love with that cake. Please tell me it's chocolate!

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My sons love the spyware stuff too. It can be a bit hair-raising getting about the house sometimes with all those laser beam barriers and listening devices!!

I have yet to have any experience of teenage boys (18 months to go). My daughter didn't turn into a monster though and has come out the other side of it all now!

12:29 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Now I want cake...Happy Birthday, Charlie!!

4:56 AM  
Anonymous BeachMama said...

Happy Birthday Charlie!

9:44 AM  
Blogger Liesl said...

What fun, what fun, what fun! Happy Birthday, Charlie!

3:43 PM  

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