Thursday, August 14, 2008

Happy Birthday

Twenty-nine years ago I was in labor. Right now, at this moment. I had just woken up and realized-hey-we are going to have a baby today! I was shocked because it was three days before my due date. What greater gift could a nine month's pregnant woman ask for in the blistering August heat? (and in a house with no AC-just an old-fashioned "swamp cooler.")
This is the result!

I have vivid memories of this photo shoot-he kept tipping over in the chair-he wasn't sitting up very well yet, and he would giggle every time he tipped over. We had so much fun at the time and I loved the photo results!


About a year later.....look at those curls!



These next two I think are hilarious. The school photographer was doing some "tricky" stuff and he caught him peeking just as the shutter clicked. And I can just hear the photographer saying, "don't look at me, look away". This is the result...................

I couldn't resist buying the package-it was too funny.....

A few years later-my studly football player

Fast forward a few more years....with his lovely bride....

And fast forward even a few more years after that......his 3 adorable little kids.....(I think we need to update that photo, guys)

Happy birthday to my first born son! I love you!

10 comments:

Kassi Jane said...

tell him happy b day for us all

Debbie said...

Oh I love the photo shoot pictures. That is too funny. What a cutie!

patrice said...

Yeah! Happy Birthday, Rick!

Allyson said...

Happy birthday R!

I didn't realize how much your younger sons look like R---and I agree time to update the family picture--that baby isn't a baby anymore!

kristie said...

Happy birthday Rick!

Amy said...

As Always, you're brilliant! I loooove those pictures of "Ricky" they are so stinkin funny.

The Farmer's Wife said...

What a sweet memory from a Mom! I loved it! Thanks for stopping by my blog...I love your blog and will add you to my favorite;)

John Taylor Family said...

My sisters and I were talking about how much he has changed over the years! He is a great guy...I enjoyed talking to him at Grandpas party.

I hope the best for him and his new business. Tell him Happy Be-lated Birthday from us!

Lori said...

happy birthday - he has such a beautiful family!

jen said...

Happy birthday little brother. You'll always be little Ricky to me. Love you!