Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Great 8.....

On Saturday, the 23rd my oldest child turned 8 years old. What a fun 8 years it has been!

I will admit, the older he gets, the more I miss the years that have gone! I love that with age kids become more self sufficient and they are capable of doing a whole lot more. But, I miss all the cuteness and innocence that little toddlers have. I don't know if I am ready for the older kid stuff!

Connor was a great baby, probably my easiest as far as temperment goes. He loved everyone, ate great (once he figured things out,) he was happy, and was a great sleeper.

(I had to include a picture of Connor and his helmet! What a fun few months this was!)

Things pretty much stayed the same as he grew from a baby into a toddler. One of my most favorite things was when he started to talk, he called Kelly Daddyn. I remember being so sad when it changed to daddy! He had a favorite blanket that he called "bootie." He had two favorite stuffed animals that he carried everywhere, Mr. Dog and Whisikers.

Another thing that I loved (and still love) is that Connor could meet a friend wherever we went. The playground, nursery, the splash park. It didn't matter. He could always find someone to play with.

He is such a joy in our life and I am thankful for him and all the happiness he has brought to us. I just hope the next 8 years are as pleasant!


Angela said...

Looking at those old pictures, it feels like it was just yesterday when he was that big.
Happy Birthday!

Tia said...

Happy Birthday to Connor! It's so fun to see all the pictures from when he was a baby all the way up to his 8th birthday!