Monday, October 15, 2007


~found a 12 yr old pic that was
closer to his birthday...Will as
Wilbur Wright in homeschool
play (March 2007)

2002 - big 8-year old
2003 - stooge for Harvest
party and big 9 yr old

nearly 10 in 2004
close to handsome dude
Ok, completion. I posted his school pic from this year one more time, just because there was a plan. I'm not exactly sure what happened to a picture that was closer to his 12th birthday. I know I have some, it's just a matter of looking them out. (addendum: found a pic that was a bit closer to his 12th b-day...sorry that it messed up my lovely order).

Tonight (10/15), the kids and I drove up to Riley Hospital to visit David at his job. On the way home, I heard the Fleetwood Mac song, "Landslide"... (I could be a bit off on these lyrics, forgive) "Well, I've been afraid of changing, cuz I built my life around you, time makes you bolder, even children get older, I'm getting older too..." and I got all verklempt, having a quiet, bittersweet moment to myself while driving. Will was silently sitting over in the passenger seat and all of a sudden, he said "Change this, it's going to make me cry..." He is such a sweet young man...he has a picture perfect memory. I know he will remember that moment in time. I will too. at least till the Alzheimer's sets in from using aluminum-filled deodarant. That is a post for another day. Hug your kids. They grow up too fast. I just can't believe our son is 13! Mom and Dad, your first grandchild is a teenager...a big 13-year old. So at 7:34 p.m., 10/16/07, think of Will. He's an old, old boy. welp, time to go shave his moustache. see ya guys.

Good night to one and all. And good day.


BFF X 4 said...

What a major cutie-p-tutie! Happy Birthday Will! Thanks for sharing him with us Laurie!

Heather said...

So very well written, Mom! LOVE the progression of pictures! And the story about hearing Landslide in the car, next to your first born baby boy made me goosebumpy and get a lump in my throat. Happy Belated Birthday, Will and good job Mom and Dad for raising a polite, kind (not to mention handsome) 13 year old young man!