Saturday, January 8, 2011

We interrupt this program...

Ur, uh, well, what I mean is...

We interrupt this output of my versions of Tim's Twelve Tags of Christmas...

For my boy's BIRTHDAY!




*SWACK!* {My heart is skipping a beat from the cuteness!} THAT'S MY BABY!

You're invited to the party:




And since you're so dear, here's the THANK YOU for your attendance....




MY GOODNESS, I had different priorities in those days. Priorities were, getting home from the morning walk to watch the Teletubbies, before nap time.... Then a little craft time for mommy. [OKAY, that's the same! But nobody naps anymore...] That usually consisted of "thank you cards", since in early marriage/parenting, that seems to be a never ending well of need... For the first birthday, Teletubbie custom watercolor cards were "called" for. I thought this fellow resembled the baby in the sun beams...


So that's how I rolled, back then. Here's the TRUTH:
{in case you weren't wise to my ruse...}
THIS is my baby:






Yep, my BOY. 12 years after the first party, with Chuck "E" Cheese... We're celebrating the big 1, 3! THE TEENAGER! {Duh, du, dhhhhhhhh.} Just look at him! What HAPPENED to my baby!?! Where, oh where, did he go....? Oh, goodness, he's still in there. That darling child-o-mine. I kinda pulled your leg, right there..., as if he was still small.... But not the other part: you ARE at the party! It's right here, in my living room. Some of the same characters are here, having a boys night: video games, loud movies, yummy snackies... They are right here and so are you! So glad we could all gather for this terrific celebration.


Hope you understand why I took the night off from tag crafting,
to share one of my craftiest projects of my entire life: MY BOY!

Happy Birthday, sweetheart!



{I couldn't resist one last shot of the wee-lad... BOY, those days went by quick!}

Thanks for letting me share, the heart of my heart.

I'll be back tomorrow with another interpretation of Tim's Tags!

Wahoooooooooo!



16 comments:

Michele Gross said...

oh it goes by soooo fast doesn't it??!! Mine are 11 (going on 25) and 9 (just 9!) I get it!! I look them straight in the face and see them in their little bucket car seats!! You are officially the mom of a teenager! Egads!!! :D Love ya *smooch smooch* Got your card yesterday!! Love it!!!!

Denise said...

Ahhhh - they do grow up way too fast don't they?
I've just found you in Blogland and popped over rto say hello.

Our Little Inspirations said...

Happy New Year Stranger!! Time really does fly by when you look at those photos from days gone by! What a good lookin' boy you have there!!
I hope all is well with you these days. I'll be back again soon! Have a great weekend!

~amy~ said...

::cute:: happy birthday to your teenager!!!!

Nancy said...

You are so right! Children grow up way too fast. Happy Birthday to your Baby! My Baby turned 25 this year. I guess this means I must be getting older too!

Rosemary said...

ahhh... time does fly and then you have a teenager!! thanks for sharing your sweet boy with us!! can't wait to see your next tag!

Dawn said...

Ahhh...mom of a teenager?! Not too far behind you. But I'll be dragging my feet the whole way! Hope you guys have a wonderful birthday and that he'll at least let you continue to call him "your baby" in private.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

OH my lordy lordy lordy! We are walking in the same mommy path! My sweet,cuddly, adorable baby girl just turn 13 on the 5th! We had a very memorable sleepover with 5 girls last weekend. It was epic! Fun fun fun.. She entered the teens with such a great sendoff!

Hugs mama!!!!!

And I agree. They are our biggest creations..

Dana Gustafson said...

What can I say? You guys made it to THIRTEEN already! That is so incredibly mind blowing how fast that went by! SO glad we are on this motherhood journey together and have been able to watch our wee ones grow into fine young people together

Happy 13th Just! Big hugs from all three of the Dana-girls and Mr G :)

lynn said...

hope his day was just awesome--cute boy:)

Monique said...

They grow up wayyyy to fast... oldest is leaving for university this year yuck!!Happy Birthday to your Baby now Teenager :)

Rose said...

well Happy Birthday to your boy (such a cutie!) and best of luck in the teenage years girlfriend *wink wink**

I remember Chuck E Cheese and the Tela tubbys!! of course it was when my young ones were in jr high school.........oh my now i feel O L D!!!!

Andrea M said...

Wonderful post Elise!!! Happy birthday to your DS!!!

Karen said...

Thirteen?! 13?! Teenager?! Ack!!! As I just mentioned to another Mama in a chatty email, I feel like a walking cliche when I talk or even just think about how fast our babies grow up!!!! Oh me, oh my. Happy Birthday to your boy!!!!!! :>:>:>

Linda aka Oz said...

ahhh 13... now that is an age only a mother could love!
in a blink of an eye..

hugs my friend. Oz

Jenny said...

Oh, my. That boy! He's so handsome and grown up and WHERE DID OUR BABIES GO WAAAAAAH.