Friday, January 13, 2012

eight.

Eight years ago today I became a mother for the first time, to the most wonderful little boy. That time seems to have taken forever and passed in a flash simultaneously. I can still remember this guy as a newborn...now he is getting so tall and lean and gorgeous and smart and cheeky and talented and sentimental and so many things wrapped in one complex, wonderful package. Happy birthday, Big G! I love you with all my heart and wish you the best of everything.



Some things to remember about your 8th birthday:

-Sunny and cold, woke up to -30 C temperatures with the wind chill!
-House decorated with birthday signs and balloons for you to wake up to (our family tradition).
-Breakfast request: mom's homemade banana chocolate chip muffins and blackberries
-Lunch request: rice crackers and hockey cheese!
-Dinner request: Kraft mac and cheese with chicken noodle soup
-Mom volunteered in your classroom this morning and got to hear your class sing to you and your teacher gave you a "happy birthday" sticker to wear. We also brought along your favorite M&M cookies to enjoy with your classmates.
-You were so excited about your gifts- you loved your iTunes gift cards, your camera (which was immediately used to make fart-style videos), and you HUGGED the dodge balls we gave you. You were in the basement in a flash hurling them at your sisters :) And patiently teaching LBNL to catch and throw. You even awarded her the ultimate compliment: "She's good! She may even be able to GET someone, Mom!"
-Time tonight planned with your aunt and uncle, then a friend party next weekend.

Eight is great!


12 comments:

Emily said...

Happy birthday buddy!!!!!!!!!

felicity said...

Aw. Eight *IS* great!

bethanndodd said...

What a beautiful post celebrating your little guy's special day! Happy Birthday to him! I love that he immediately started making fart related videos & throwing dodge balls at his sisters...that is exactly what would have happened in our house! Of course, with 3 boys in the house those dodgeball would start a war...ha! Smiles~Beth

Lynne said...

Happy 8th birthday Mr G!

Shay said...

Happy Birthday Big G. Eight is a wonderful birthday. Have fun (and I hope cake is involved !)

Little Blue Mouse said...

Happy Birthday Big G!

Katie B. said...

Handsome boy! Mac and cheese and chicken noodle soup--dinner of champions!

Patti said...

Happy birthday G! Hope your day was everything you hoped for! Flyers?? Really?? Hasn't your Mom made you a Jets convert yet?

ladybugquilting said...

Happy Birthday Matey!!!!
Eight is the best age, sounds like you had an awesome day, mind you it is a little bit warmer here, way too cold for this little black duck!

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

I love his dinner choice!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Happy Birthday to your little boy, Kristi. Sounds like he had a great day. :) Sandy.

Tanya said...

Sounds like a great birthday all around!

It's shocking how quickly they grow up! My oldest turns 5 this week, and next week we register my youngest for school...when the heck did they go from babies to growing kids??