Friday, January 13, 2012


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 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!


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 Duke Says Sew What 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??