No More Tweens In This House…

Thirteen years ago today I was resting comfortably after giving birth to a 9 pound, 11 ounce little munchkin. (Ouch)

He is Mr. Personality, he is smart, he is caring, he has a great sense of humor, and there are so many other things I love about him I could go on for days…but if I do that, then I’ll be spending his birthday HERE at the computer instead of UPSTAIRS with the Birthday Boy.

So, for your enjoyment, here’s a walk down our Memory Lane. Thank goodness we have a world-class photographer in the family; she’s responsible for a few of these!


Aww! Three days old.


One of my favorites. Don’t you want to eat him up?


Cue the Angelic Music!


One of his fave things. We called him Linus.


Always a showman: “Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting…Mama!”


Our little Buckaroo, and a Native American, too.


Getting bigger!


Fun with two of his favorites: Aunt Julie and Root Beer.


First Day of School, 2007.


Happy 13th Birthday! Love you!


  • Sauntering Soul

    Awww, he looks like a sweetie pie! Looks like Aunt Julie does like her root beer, huh? 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my blog by the way.

  • suchsimplepleasures

    he’s adorable!! guess what…my first born was 9 pounds 11 oz., also!!! and…he still sleeps with his blanky…which, he calls his “working blanky”…we’ve never understood why!

    when is the bar mitzvah? are you having a breakdown? i’m stressed and ours is next year…a bnai mitzvah. my step daughter and my son want to do theirs together…how stinking cute is that!!??

  • Melisa

    Melissa: YES, too fast! Yikes!

    Sauntering Soul: Ha ha…it’s HIS root beer. His favorite thing in the world. That was Aunt Julie’s birthday gift to him last year: all different kinds of root beer. He collects root beer bottles! 🙂

    SSP/Melissa: Ha! Maybe we are twins! We packed up the blankie when his baby teeth started to look curved from him sucking on it all the time. LOL The Bar Mitzvah is SATURDAY, and no breakdown yet, but it’s too soon to say.
    How great that you’re doing them together! That will save lots, and not only $$$!

  • Melisa

    Oops, I saw the wrist cast in the root beer photo: that had to be 2006. But who’s counting anyway! (Besides me?) LOL

  • Patty

    Your son is such a handsome teenager. Have fun during the teens ;)I love the baby picturewith the hat, soooo cute!!!

  • Melisa

    Mags: Don’t worry, I’ve come back several times to look, and they’re MY photos! LOL

    Patty: I’d tell him about all the compliments he’s getting, but he’d be HORRIFIED that I posted all of those photos so we’ll just keep it between us. 🙂

    Spazz: Totally…quicker than you can imagine! Don’t even get me started on the frequency we have to shop for new (bigger) clothes!