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Little Guy Not So Little Anymore

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"The Baby" came home June 2005 and changed my life forever.

Before I knew it a year flew by.

Two and cool with his Big Simple Chocolate Cupcake.

Three and already a little man.

In his first racing shirt at four.

Five? FIVE?

Six and sassy. lol

Seven and simply a goof ball.

An amazing, kind, considerate, generous, goof ball that I couldn’t imagine my life without.

At the end of the day he spontaneously said to me, "Mommy, thank you so much for a great birthday."

I nearly cried then and I’m holding back a tear now.

Happy Birthday Ryan.



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Discussion

There are 17 comments so far.

    Elaine

    June 15, 2012

    You have a lot to be proud about with the way you are raising your boys. Happy birthday to big brother!

    Dana

    June 15, 2012

    It’s been fun watching him grow thru your web pages. They grow up quickly!

    Jen

    June 15, 2012

    Happy Birthday Ryan!!!! And WOW….. you’re boys could pass for twins if they weren’t 6 yrs apart :)

    Mehgann

    June 15, 2012

    Happy birthday to Ryan!!!

    Happy Birthday Ryan!!!

    Shelley

    June 15, 2012

    So sweet! In that 6 year photo, he looks EXACTLY like you. And, can’t believe how much older he looks in each photo. Makes me sad b/c mine is almost 1, and I can’t believe how fast this year has gone already. Is each year going to go this fast?

    Heather

    June 16, 2012

    That is crazy! I can’t believe how old he is! I think he was about to be two when I started reading your blog. That just blows my mind! Happy birthday, Ryan! I hope my future children are as great (healthy) eaters as you!

    roni

    June 16, 2012

    Shelley, Don’t want to scare you but they go faster ESPECIALLY when they start kindergarten! yikes mt baby’s a second grader!

    Debbie

    June 16, 2012

    Fast? My son is a senior in college and it seems like I just registered him for preschool! My goal was to raise a kind, morally responsible young man who is respectful to all(especially women). He is all that and more, in spite of of me!

    Becky

    June 16, 2012

    Before you know it they’re teenagers! :( My baby just turned 13, and with it he hit middle school, started holding hands with a girl, and is now only 2 inches shorter than me!! Take lots of pics (like we know you do)!

    Lori

    June 16, 2012

    Happy Birthday Ryan! He is all those wonderful things because he has two loving parents who are showing him the way. Congrats!

    Laura

    June 16, 2012

    Happy birthday Ryan! It’s been a pleasure to see you grow up through pictures and blogs!!

    KarenJ

    June 16, 2012

    Happy Birthday Ryan! They do grow up so fast!
    I don’t want to make you cry any more, but wait until he grows a beard. It’s so crazy, you can’t believe they are so grown up. My son is 27 y/o now and I couldn’t be prouder of the man he’s become. Being a mom has been challenging but also the most significant thing I’ve done in my life.

    Jenn@slim-shoppin

    June 17, 2012

    Yeah happy birthday Ryan!! Ronnie, I remember when he was littler and you did the cooking videos and he would belt out comments. My oldest boy is going on 17 – it sure goes by fast!!

    Stephanie

    June 18, 2012

    Couldnt hold back tears on this one. Such a beautiful post!

    Sarah

    June 18, 2012

    Amazing post. Thanks for sharing. Kids grow up so fast. Next thing you know they will be getting married and having their own kids.

    katie

    June 19, 2012

    Wow those pics made me realize how long I’ve been following your journey!! I def remember the race t shirt pic!! Thanks for sharing your life with all of us out here. & happy bday to the lil man!