Happy Birthday My Little Man...

Eight years ago today, at 4:55 p.m., I became a Mother. It's so hard to believe that it was eight years ago...yet it seems even longer in some ways. Of all the things in my life that took me by surprise, I am so 100% thankful and joyous for the chance to be a mother.

I am so utterly amazed and impressed and proud of my little man. Who he is and the ideas and things that make him unique. The funny questions that he asks me (Mom, how do I make my tail bone wag?), the way he copies his dad in picking on me, how he cares for his sisters when it really matters, the fact that he's sensitive, His love of reading, and his dreams of the future.

Sometimes when I look at him I truly feel my heart is going to burst wide open. It is the most amazing thing to be able to feel love like this. And because of Alex, I can not only feel it, but I can see it everyday when I look at him. He is the ultimate proof of my accomplishments in this life, of the love humans are capable of feeling, and of simple pure all consuming joy.

Alex is 8 today. I promised him this morning that I would post his pics this morning and see if anyone wished him happy birthday. He thinks this blog is so cool (another reason I adore him). So if you have the time..drop him a note :-D

The Ultimate 8th Birthday Before School Breakfast:
Scooby Doo waffles with cool whip and sprinkles.

The Ultimate 8th Birthday Class Treat
Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie



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Ben said...

well well well well.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUDDY!!!!!!!!!!

Love Unca Ben :D

Anonymous said...

Happy Birtday to you, Happy Birthday to you! Hope YOUR day was wonderful Buddy! 8 years old! wow what an accomplishment! Keep up the great work!

Karen Rani said...

Happy Birthday, Big Guy! And great post Mom.... *sob*

Lisa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEX! You sound like a wonderfuol kid. And I hope its a great day for you!

MommaK said...

What a sweetie pie!!! Happy birthday to your big boy!

You are an awesome mom too, btw. That is a rockin breakfast :)

Maga Barn said...

Remembering the first sight of you, remembering your first sound, remembering the tears of joy in your mom and dads eyes at that first moment, Remembering the day that I became a Grandma for the first time.... Remember all these things makes me remember how much, how very much I love you buddy. Happy, Happy Birthday!! I love you to the moon and back and against all the bad guys.

Maga Barn

Mocha said...

Happy Birthday to Alex! He looks like a wonderful kid. Super job raising him, Chris. ;-)

Chris said...

Thank you Everyone! You guys made his day..and made him blush! LOL. He made out like a king in the gift department but overall had a really great time feeling special :-D