Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Birthday to one of the nicest fellas around

though a cool picture, this expression is odd.

just no words will adequately describe what this does to my heart.

This was that time in the autumn of 2011 when I just let them do things like this.

such a cute kid

back when they were "friends". I am blessed with exceptionally adorable kids.

I just can't even believe he's so grown up.

these pictures remind me of my hypervigilance in the days following Tiny's birth.
The first scare was spina bifida occulta. False alarm but still. I remember when the midwife spoke her concerns, I just came unglued.  Thankfully, he only had the hairy tuft at the base of his spine and NOT the spina bifida. Then, he had the whole circumcision/heart scare, which was only Levi responding poorly to anesthetic. Geez. He has been a barrel of fun since but I remember fondly, gazing at him and just wanting to protect him from everything (myself included).
And to think, he was my last living son.  (Beck, I see a bit of Nora in this pic)

such a pouty mouth
A little raggamuffin cutie pie

Umm, I'm just not sure I'm ready to be the big brother.

oh, I love baby boys in stripes and overalls, with little rolled up tongues. chubby legs. ohhh.

So, #4 is ELEVEN today. Levi Taylor Young wasn't due till November 7th. He had other plans...and still does to this day.

I can honestly say he was my easiest and fastest labor and delivery. Seven pounds and three ounces of mewing baby boy. He was somewhat lethargic when he came out but eventually got around to crying. He's always been a squeaker boy. Just really laid back and seemingly non-chalant. He is so tender, caring and friendly. Thoughtful, quiet, avoids working on school at almost all costs, and one of my favorite people.

Today, we've been home all day, anticipating supposed severe thunderstorms and such. We hadn't planned to trick or treat but it's been postponed. He asked for some very specific things on his day...

1.) Spaghetti with salad and garlic bread
2.) Balloons
3.) A movie, and we plan to go see Monsters University in the theatre one more time.
4.) Cake

And since we got him that snazzy bike at the beginning of the month, I'm all clear to NOT buy him anything else (though I did buckle and buy him a set of lights for his snazzy new wheels).

David is currently out of town in my hometown, staying with my awesome relatives (thanks Uncle Frank and Aunt Nan, for putting them up), so I'm guessing we will have to, get to celebrate once more when Father David arrives home safe and sound.

Until then, I'm outta here. Sorry for never getting around to updating the harvest party post...I may do that later on.

Peace out.

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