Monday, May 21, 2007

Happy #5 to Jeffrey!!

5 years ago today Nick and I became parents when Jeffrey came into this world at 8:24am. His arrival was easy... he was breech so we knew we were having a c-section. He just came about a week earlier then we had planned.
And today he is half a decade old!!! I cannot believe it. Like many parents, I really feel he is getting so smart. He already says he wants to be a landscaper like Daddy and can prove it when he is outside. And the stuff he says just blows me away.
Last years birthday didn't turn out so great, so this year we wanted it to be quite the happy day.
First stop was preschool, where Daddy made a special trip home so us and Samantha could bring him. Now Jeffrey has been asking for at least half the school year to bring cupcakes on his birthday and of course I couldn't say no. And he got to wear a birthday crown - I just know he loved the attention.

Then he went home and had a typical afternoon... enjoying the outdoors and digging in the dirt with Samantha. When Nick came home, we gave Jeff the choice of where to go and we went off to Dairy Queen for hot dogs and ice cream (ok.. maybe not what I would have picked, but.. it was his day).
And then a quick stop at a friends to drop off some leftover cupcakes and then home.
We have a tradition I heard about when Jeffrey was a baby. Take one of yours or Daddy's shirts and every year on their birthday, take a picture with them in it. Then you can watch them grow into it more and more.
So here is Jeffrey at 5 and Jeffrey with Daddy

Happy Birthday Son!!!



Veronica in Aus said...

Awww - what cute pics! I love the tradition of wearing one of Dad's shirts - great idea!!

Happy birthday to Jeffrey

Dave Richards said...

Happy Birthday Nick!!! And lovely photos...thanks for sharing them...they look wonderful...and it was really great going through your post...thanks again!!!

Roxanne said...

Happy bday to Jeffrey! What an adorable pic in Nick's white shirt :)

agent713 said...

I love the shirt picture. How cute. Happy Birthday Jeffrey!