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1/3/12

Bittersweet Birthday



My oldest boy is 8-years old!  It's so exciting and so very sad at 
the same time.  I can't believe how much he's grown...and changed
over the years.  We are so much alike and so very different.  (That
means Sam's really, really awesome.)  Here's a quick look at it...










And, his 1st pic of 2012...



It was a wonderful celebration, including a skillet cookie for dessert
and his "big" gift...for which I created a little scavenger hunt...



(You'll have to max the volume b/c we're super quiet.)


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31 comments:

Tamar SB said...

You are such fun parents!! Loved that video and the look on his face, priceless! And your house, gorgeous!! He'll remember that forever, I still remember my mom leaving ten birthday cards from my bed to her room on my 10th birtdhay, where my big gift was waiting!

alita jewel said...

Such a fun idea! Happy Birthday to your son. :)

Alita

Nicolle said...

Oh that photo from 2004, be still my heart. LOVE the ones from 2009 and 2010 too. His eyes just shine with life! You know I love them all, those are just my favorites. Happy Birthday Sam. It is so bittersweet! You are raising amazing boys.

:)

Nicolle said...

Loved the video too. You guys are super quiet. We have no pets, and one less person, and it seems like our house is never that quiet. The scavenger hunt looked like a lot of fun, and what a great birthday gift! Oh, and your house....gorgeous.

mub said...

Happy Birthday Sam =D

It looks like you guys had a lot of fun and it was a joy to look through the years in pictures!

Sue said...

He is a particularly beautiful boy.

Happy birthday to him!

=)

Dawn said...

Hi, Friend! Surprise! LOL!

Happy Birthday to Sam. I remember when you first posted those earlier photos. Where has the time gone?!

I loved the video of him on the hunt and your house is beautiful! ;)

Seeing Each Day said...

I know I've mentioned this before but your boy has the most magnificent eyes. A great idea with the hunt for his gift.

Susan said...

Your son is sooooooooooo handsome. He reminds me of my first born with all those gorgeous curls.

Hope his day was special!

Lori said...

Awe...So cute! Happy Birthday!

Melanie said...

He somehow just kept on gettn cuter & CUTER (AND he was soooo stinkn cute to begin with)! These are all gorgeous Dina, you captured your sone perfectly.

Lauri said...

What a great way to deliver a gift. Too cute your eight-year-old.

Sarah said...

wow, 8 years old. Happy birthday to him.

Gina Kleinworth said...

How quickly it goes by Dina!!! Please wish him a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY from all of us !!!

the hollie rogue said...

he's such a cutie! happy birthday, little man (and thanks for linking up!)

Em S said...

That is awesome! Happy birthday he is a cutie!

deb duty said...

I love the look back and the video was so cute! I'm still smiling!

Jodi@ underthegeorgiasun.com said...

your little boy is adorable!! and such a fun way for him to find his presents. :o)

Happy Weekend!

Ashley Sisk said...

Can't believe he's getting so big...I loved the look back. 2009 he doesn't hardly look like the same child but he's so handsome.

Buckeroomama said...

Happy birthday to Sam! He is one handsome boy --I love his black curls, his eyes... =)

Hope you had a great week to start the year off!

Breena said...

Happy Birthday Sam!! What a cutie! I love all the photos, especially 2005 with all the beads :) Thanks so much for sharing at "Life as this Mommy knows It"!

My Captivating Images said...

He is a cutie pie! That scavenger hunt looks so fun!

TerinAleah said...

He's so handsome!! :) Happy Birthday!

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Kendra said...

Happy birthday to your little man! Wow, and talk about gorgeous locks!

tinajo said...

Happy belated birthday to him! :-)

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Awww - how fun! I know just how you feel. Only my babies are in their 30s and now its my GRANDKIDS who are growing up too fast as well. And yet, isn't it FUN! :) I love playing games with these older young'ns as much as I loved cuddling them as babies. Joys from God all the way, that's for sure! You are wise to treasure these moments. :) Have a blessed week and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your sweetie. :)

Pieni Lintu said...

Very funny!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Happy birthday! Love the look back. He was so cute in that Pooh onesie and he still is now.

momto8 said...

happy bithday to you son..what great pictures..just beautiful!

Nessa Bixler said...

Oh my goodness... seeing these photos all together made this hormonal pregnant lady get all teary! What a handsome little man you have there. Happy Birthday.

leigh said...

Happy Birthday to your handsom fella!