Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Happy 11th Birthday Big Al!

So as a mom, when do you become "officially old?" I feel it today. I honestly do NOT believe that my oldest child is turning 11!!! Today, just like the day he was born, is a Wednesday and a bit cold and rainy outside. I remember lying in the hospital bed, watching the rain hit the window pane and wondering what was in store for me as a brand new mother. I was terrified and overjoyed, all in the same moment.

Alex joined our little family at 4:16 p.m. The first thought through my mind after they handed him to me was, "Oh my goodness, they took my husband and shrunk him down to 20 inches!" He's the spittin' image of his dad and grows more handsome every day.

He is such a fun kid to have around. He's got a spunky personality and a great sense of humor. This story illustrates what a little corker he is: The other day after church was VERY cold and blustery (I used that word JUST for you, Diana!), but my other 2 sons wanted to walk home. I was inside the church oohing over someone's brand new baby and Alex disappeared. I figured he'd decided to walk with his brothers, so I drove home with Kenzie, expecting to see him along the way. When I finally caught up with Nate and Cam, Alex wasn't with them. Then from the very back of the van I hear a wicked little giggle, and he pops up and laughs his head off! He had been in the van the whole time and hadn't made a peep--hoping for the EXACT outcome he got! He continues to gloat about how he "got me good!" Oh how I love my Alex!

I went down to my "crapbook" room (as my 3 1/2 y.o. calls it!!) and whipped up a quick card for him. Hope it's not too 'girly' as I'll be taking it to school, along with balloons and treats for his classmates in just a few minutes.

Alex, my good man, here's a shout out to ya, buddy! Happy, Happy Birthday! We love ya!!

P.S.--I did do a drawing for the card I posted a few days ago. Ironically, I picked out the name of my cute friend Sara, whose birthday is today as well!!! Crazy, huh? I SWEAR I didn't rig the drawing! I'm going to go pick up something fun for her and drop it off along with the card. Happy Birthday to you too, Sara!!

18 comments:

Jenny Kapp said...

Eleven?? Maybe you are getting old!! I am glad that I am so much younger than you! Have a fun celebration!

laceemo3 said...

No No No no one with an 11 year old is OLD!!!! I refuse to believe that for one second!!!!! LOL Happy Birthday Alex!

Sarah B said...

You are the best! Your card was so cheery and appreciated. Thank you so much for remembering my b-day and dropping by. Everyone needs a friend like you. Happy birthday Alex! April 23'ers unite!

Amy said...

You make the cutest cards!!!

Becky said...

It was great to talk to Alex yesterday. I wish you guys lived closer so I could see you all more often. I hope that his birthday turned out great.

Love the card too, I really need to find that swiss dot folder. It was everyone when I didn't have the cuttlefish, now can't find it anywhere!

Diana H said...

Blustery... I truly have tried to add it to my vocabulary. Ironically, I heard it on the news the other day and thought of you. Thanks for educating me. Happy Birthday Alex. I'm so glad Sara has entered the world of blogging. She is such a cutie.

Velta said...

I remember when my daughter was 11...my how time flies...LOL...love the colors on this card and the hardware...I keep forgetting to use mine. I have pics of my patio on my blog...and soon I will have some "blog candy"...so keep in touch.

Stampin' Meg said...

Happy b-day Alex!

JazzyH said...

Happy Birthday Alex.

Erin said...

I can not thank you enough for your help today in Sunbeams! I don't know what inspires me to do activities like that. You were SO SO SO helpful. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

Linda McClain said...

Okay, honey, old . . . now really. Old is when your baby is as old as you were when you had that baby. Huh? My boy turned 24 years old this year. I was 24 when he was born. My baby girl is traveling in Hong Kong - without me. Now, that's old. But, hey, I do get how every milestone makes you feel like you're adding rings to your trunk. Your journaling is very precious, and your card is darling.

Stampinwizard said...

I just added you to my Sisterhood of Blogger Stampers on my blog at http://stampinwizard.blogspot.com/

Nice blog!

Stampinwizard

Lorraine said...

lovely colors. the cuttlebug dot background is perfect for this card. tfs

Rhonda said...

Great card. And Happy Birthday to your little man. My daughter just turned 12 this year and I can't believe how the time has gone by. It seems like she was just a baby! Thanks for sharing.
Making some rounds to visit all my SBS Sisters!

GinaP said...

How funny - "crapbook" room??!! I think i could call mine that as well - its always messy like that!! ROFL Nice card, too! Happy day, SBS sista!!!

Lorraine said...

just checking in to see if you are ok. let us know what's new with you!

Becky said...

Hey Lis, I think if I ever check this and you have actually posted something new I might just pass out!

Sherri said...

Okay, it's the eve of McKenzie's birthday. Remember your resolve. I expect to see some photos and a post tomorrow. Shock Becky and all your Stampin' Sistas!!! Loving sis, Sherri :)