Inspiration for today...

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.

Philippians 4: 4-8

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy Birthday to my big boy - D!

Dan's finger compared to his arm!

Today is D's 5th birthday...I can not believe that he was so little when he was born - 5pounds 3ounces. He was born 5 weeks premature and spent 10 days in the hospital. It was a very hard Christmas because we could not take our sweet little boy home with us. We actually spent Christmas at the hospital to be with him. We missed Christmas with our families that year. Dan's family graciously made the trek down to the hospital to spend a couple of hours with us even though they could not get into the ICU because the hospital was limiting visitors - it was a really bad flu season and they didn't want the babies to get sick! Here are some pictures of him along the way...

And today, you would never know he was born premature...he is a smart (sometimes too smart for his own good), healthy boy with a HUGE imagination. He loves to cuddle with his mommy and is also very sweet (most of the time) with his brother and sister. It is so fun to watch him WANT to learn how to read and various other things. He has been into Dinosaurs and Ocean Life lately and "thinks" that he is an expert at it. he can sometimes be the biggest pain in the **** but most times is a great joy in my heart! Here are some recent pics of him...

So - Happy 5th Birthday my wonderful firstborn - I love you!


I'm Losing It! said...

Happy Birthday D! (or Santa Claus, or Spiderman, or Captain Hook, or whoever you are today). He really does have an imagination.

CJ is starting to do that too now, when we call him by his name. He'll say, "I'm not____, I'm Ironman!"

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to D!! That is so fun! Time really does fly~

He is such an imaginative little boy! I hope he has a great birthday!

Qtpies7 said...

Happy Birthday, D!
I remember meeting him when he was little. He was so polite and talked well above his age.
He can sure be a little stinker now, but he is really funny, and very smart.

Movers4life said...

Such cute pics!! Time goes so fast doesn't it!? Tell him Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy b day and anniversary! They say the 7th u get an itch. It seemed like a tough year then, but it was nothing. The really hard times came later for us. It has been worth it. Your kids are so cute and precious. What a blessing!You have a lot to be thankful for.
Lord bless you,