Thursday, May 17, 2007
The End of an Era...
This is my favorite picture of my tiny little man. Exactly 2 years, 4 hours, and 13 minutes ago...that is what my little David looked like...
He was 7 lbs. 4 oz. and 18 1/2 inches of perfection. I had lost two babies and undergone surgery for endometriosis on my way to having this little bundle of joy in my arms. And may I just say...worth every single second of it! He is my last baby, and although I am looking forward to watching him grow and change, and become the man that God has planned for him to be, I'm going to miss that little lump of snuggly goodness that he once was and will never be again. He is two years old today and officially no longer a baby...but all you mothers out there know that he will always be MY baby. They all are.
Just for fun, (and 'cause I didn't have a blog back then on which to display such things) here are some pictures of him on his very first birthday when he was still very, very bald, and didn't quite have the mouth full of teeth that he now sports with pride!
And this year...desperately in need of a haircut! (Even daddy asked if he was going to get one for his birthday!) Here he is in his birthday chair although he is more interested in his Thomas balloon than in smiling for my picture!
And, yes, if you were wondering, he will be getting some of those Thomas the Tank Engine cookies that I made a few weeks ago...I'm a bit overwhelmed at the thought of it, but I keep telling myself that I only need to make 2 dozen this time, not six!
He will be getting the cookies for his party at the park on Saturday. Today, he will get a cake. It won't be fancy, but it will have a real Thomas train and track on it and Thomas will actually ride around on the track on top of the cake. I think he'll love it!
Now, I just had to share with you his gift from his biggest brother.
Benji worked and worked around the house to earn money, and he actually saved it, to buy this for his baby brother's birthday. He was still about $7 short, but has promised to work off the rest this week, so I spotted him the $7. For him to have saved $18 without changing his mind and spending it on himself, is HUGE, so I decided to help him out.
Maddie worked hard too, and got a set of Thomas the Tank Engine dishes for her baby brother's birthday. They can be so sweet sometimes! It makes me all teary-eyed when they do stuff for each other like that.
Okay, well it is time to get to work around here. I still have four cakes, 2 dozen cookies, and 7 cookie bouquets to finish as well as David's birthday cake and 2 dozen cookies. Oh yes, and we're having roast with potatoes and carrots tonight, so I need to get it into the crockpot! I told you I planned to actually cook this week! I let each kid pick a meal, so last night we had french toast with canteloupe. That was Jon's choice. Tonight's roast was my choice, but I chose it because I know David likes it, and it is his birthday after all! His choice would have been cookies, bananas, and the marshmallows out of the Lucky Charms, (he doesn't care so much for the cereal part) but the very idea of it puts me into a sugar coma, so I chose roast instead!
I'll be back with cake pictures for your viewing pleasure. And I'm STILL working on the 7 Random Things Meme...it's not as easy as you might think!