Friday, October 31, 2008

A very Levi Post and a Happy 6th B-day to you!

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday, dear Levi, Happy Birthday to YOU!!

there is no particular order to any of these shots.

"On the day that you were born, the angels got together and decided to create a dream come true!" ~Karen Carpenter, singer. (though you know I don't believe the angels created you, I just love the song!)

Levi, you were such a beautiful little newborn! chubby cheeks! poufy lips! dreamy!


6 years ago, RIGHT NOW, I was waiting for YOU! and hurting quite badly, too, might I add??

You were born at 1:00 pm, Thursday, October 31, 2002. We found out on July 4, 2002, that we'd welcome our third son. It was our first ultrasound EVER so it was quite neat to see you and give you a name, get to know you a bit before welcoming you so rapidly into the world. why is it that seeing the baby on the ultra. screen helps in this? you resemble a little baby bird here.


You. are a coffee thief.



you are the king of the pouty face. you have some big, red, puffy, pouty lips, my young son!


here u are with Aunt Beck and Miss P...back then, you weren't too sure about her. Now, you love her to pieces (mostly) and call her "honey"...ya know, since she's your "wife" and all. (we DO live in Deliverance)


First day of preschool.





Loving on Princess Leia, er, Melanie (I told you we had a Leia thing over here...Star Wars geeks. was not Mel's face the most perfect thing here? where did this beauty come from?)






Happy Easter, Magnum.





first day of Kindergarten, 2008





Tom, I don't know what happened to this shirt. I am so bummed!







You are a good big brother to Molly. mostly.






You are a Grandpa's boy...in fact, you fell asleep with him last night (I was out with B. and you, Mel and Moll were with Mom and Pa)...I think he said he tickled your feet and rubbed your puppy head...and bam! You were out!




Biker Babe




Last year, some of our friends got you the movie, "Meet the Robinson's" for your 5th birthday. how very nice of them.






Here you are with your "wife" Piper...you guys crack us up with your husband, wife, honey talk. (from what I hear, though, kid, Piper has a boyfriend at school and another at her Nana's church...be warned. :) )





school pix 2007







what have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this? name that song.








July 1, 2007...a few short days before your world, as you knew it, was rocked! but I looooooove your face in this pic, dude. you are so dang cute!







unadulterated glee.






Baby's first Christmas....you were a challenging baby. to say the least.







this pic above and the pic below were taken the same day...I miss these little snuggly, pacifier levi days. sometimes. he reminds me of Molly in this lower pic...must be the eyes.






Googly eyes #1 and Googly eyes #2.



Well, it's obviously Tiny's Birthday today! It kinda snuck up on me but I've been having a "week" so that's my excuse. Did these pix make up for it? hopin' so!
Levi, you are such an awesome boy! Some of our favorite things you say include the following:
"That was a close one"
"That's a great idea"
"Will you lay down with me in your bed?"
"I thought you were my best friend"...when he is up for a spanking.
"I need to play with the phome" (which is how he says phone, to no avail)
"shut up jerk"usually to Ethan, occasionally Melanie, never Will...I think he got this from a show..but we are working to correct this one!
You were my quickest delivery...though a planned homebirth...and the middy's almost missed it...yo' daddy almost got ya! Yikes. I remember with you, very vividly thinking that that was my last shot at childbirth...I was DONE! You were born at 1:00 pm on a lovely, bright, colorful Halloween day, under the watchful eye of Mary Ann, Julie, apprentice Holly, Grandma, Daddy, Becky, Jennifer, Will, Ethan, Melanie and Jeff, who remained outside till you got here.
Thank you for letting me relive this day. I think it's important to recapture each of your children's arrival on the earth, so you remember why you keep them here. tongue in cheek, people, I have teenaged sons. :)
Levner (horrible nickname), you had one scary moment after another right off the bat...spina bifida occulta? ultrasound on spine when 4-5 days old. no....just a hairy tuft at spine bash. whew.
circumcision on day 8? yeah, let's get cyanotic and have a harsh reaction to the painkiller. (I think I'd have a harsh reaction to a needle right "there")...Doc Countryman thought it was your ticker. Oops, let's have an ultrasound on that too....nope, heart is wonderful. Grandma Young finds out through kinesiology that you had an adverse reaction to the pain meds and we need to flush it outta yo' system FAST! glad your grandma studies natural health.
Just a generally fussy, challenging baby but it didn't last long...you started sleeping thru the night at 6 weeks EXACTLY. You stopped nursing at 3 months. sniff sniff. You chubbed right up and became such a contented, laid back little fella. so much so that you didn't crawl till you were 12 months and you didn't walk till nearly 18 mos. it's safe to say that you were completely pampered and spoiled by your big sibs. Grandpa was pretty partial too. I love you, Levi Taylor!
Can you believe that today is the last day of October? OMGoodness. you know what's up next? thanksgiving. but before that can even have it's day to shine, we start getting bombarded with Christmas. start breathing deep now...Embrace the holiday, embrace it. Choose JOY! I can already feel my chest caving in.
What are you dressing up as? Are you trick or treating? I think I may let the kids go for a bit with some friends of ours, in their neighborhood...just for the memory's sake of it...we've never really T or T'd so we shall see how this day progresses.
Until then, chow!

10 comments:

Stickers said...
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Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Levi!!! You're such a big boy!!! See you tomorrow!xoxo

wv:prizate (snoop dogg's pirate?)

Simplicity said...

That first picture you posted of Levi looks exactly like he looks now! He's sooooo cute!

Happy Birthday, Levi! What a beautiful day for a birthday!

:)Jodi

wv: bloons (No kidding! What a great word for a birthday post!)

Laurie and company said...

thanks, everyone, for the your well wishes for LEEEEVI!!

those are some good word verifications...classics...Jodi, yours was perfect!! mine, down below, isn't so great...pormab.

Hope y'all are enjoying this lovely day! such bliss is this.

Steph said...

Happy birthday! I have to say that out of all the kids Levi has his own (very cute, I might say) look. I can't figure out who he looks like? But he is adorable. Hope it is full of fun and cake!

Heather said...

Happiest of Birthdays, Levi!
Aww, I love it when you post the old pics and retell the birth stories. What a sweet baby who's growing up into a very handsome boy!
OK, is the song, "How Am I Going to Get Through", Pet Shop Boys...?

Brittany said...

Happy Birthday, Levi!

Man, how is it that our kids are growing up so fast and yet we're not aging one bit....at least that's what I keep telling myself...

Laurie and company said...

Steph, I agree with you...he is his own little mixture. I see a lot more of my expressions in him than my other kids.

Heather, thanks for your b-day wishes...you are so kind. we need a girls night out before this baby of yours gets here...

Britt, we aren't getting older...we're getting better.

Thanks to y'all for your birthday greetings...I have showed them to Levi and he does his weird little eye rolling thing and smiles. he even tries to hide his face. punk.

we love you!

Tory said...

Happy Birthday to you, dear Levi! What a sweet, funny, handsome little guy...you are going to have to beat the girls off with a stick (or better yet), a whole tree. But, then again, that's going to be the story for all of the Young kids. Hope he had a wonderful 6th birthday!

Hugs, t

Laurie and company said...

heather, forgot to mention the song reference...yes, Pet Shop boys it is!! Love that song!!

a wonderful 6th Birthday was had by all...we are listening to his RC car right now...ack. hide the remote.

Love LY