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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Eleven.

And today, just like that, he is eleven.

First day of kindergarten. Fall 2004.

How on earth did he go from a tow-headed tot to an almost-as-tall-as-me middle schooler?

First year of baseball. Summer 2005.
Can you even wrap your mind around the way time flies? It's as though you blink and years have passed like moments.

Summer 2009.

We have had our share of moments. And I have said so many times before that T didn't get to pick me as his broomstick riding stepmom. (I'm kidding. I think?)

YET...even so he loves me. Even though he doesn't have to. Even though sometimes I'm sure I make it hard to.

In fact, he's full of love, he's a great big brother and loves his baby sister and his brother so much.

Of course, he loves M too but showing it would be so uncool for a middle school boy like him, ahem.

He is ready with a smile. The first to forgive when others have wronged him.

He is a good kid. And I know that I don't tell him that enough.

So, T, please know that I don't just think you're good, I think you're great. I love you more than you know. And just so we're clear, you're the best eleven year old I know. Happy Birthday!

7 Comments:

Anonymous dadioz said...

How true...... and He is growing!

Love to all
DAdioz

January 27, 2010 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger Jon, Sara, Tyler, and Sophie said...

Happy Birthday, T!

January 27, 2010 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger charish said...

Happy Birthday T

January 27, 2010 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger amanda said...

it really does work like that...and just like that they are 11 and 15. and you catch your breath and think when did this happen?

happy birthday sweet boy!

January 27, 2010 at 8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday T.. time sure does fly..
Love You Aunt Laurie

January 27, 2010 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger happygal said...

I love that last photo with the giant smile! What a great reflection post.

January 29, 2010 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger The Fritz Facts said...

He does have such a great smile! Hope he had a wonderful birthday!!

January 30, 2010 at 8:11 PM  

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