Monday, September 8, 2008

Happy B-Day Cboo!


Today is my middle child's birthday! Happy Birthday sweetie!! He's 21 years old -- he probably wouldn't appreciate me calling him sweetie, would he!! He is such a great son. We went out to dinner for his birthday last night, and he even acted as though he loved all his gifts! Maybe he did, but I doubt that I am THAT good at picking things out for a college senior!

I remember so well the day he was born -- it had been a really, really hot, long summer and I was so huge! I stopped working a couple weeks before his due date since I was sure he would be early. Wouldn't you know it -- he was a week late! He weighed 8 pounds 14 ounces at birth and was absolutely one of the sweetest, chunkiest babies around! He adored his big brother and followed and pestered him constantly. And, in turn, he's been a wonderful big brother to baby sister Maddy. Simply amazing that he can be 21 already! Wow -- the time just flew right by. He lives in an apartment close to campus, but we see him fairly often, which is so nice and such a blessing. And Philip and Catherine joined us for dinner. Rick was feeling good enough to go out and is able to get around fairly well. All of my kids together celebrating -- this is what family is all about! I feel like the luckiest mom in the whole world to have such great kids. Happy Birthday Cboo!! Love you. Mom

17 comments:

Lisa said...

Happy 21st Birthday to your son! That is great that everyone got to have dinner together!! : )

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Happy Bday CBoo!!

Family dinners are the best!

What a great picture!

Lisa

Lisa said...

sounds wonderful to have the WHOLE family together, at once! Happy bday to CBOO!

Christy said...

Happy Birthday!!! Wow you have a 21 year old son-- I would never guessed. Congrats to both of you- you popping him out and he being popped out :)

Chrisyt :)

Kate said...

Happy Birthday to CBoo!!! It was fun reliving that special day through the eyes of a mom!!!

Shari said...

21 --- That is crazy!! Glad you guys had a good dinner! Happy Birthday to Connor!!!

Kim said...

Happy 21st birthday to your son! Isn't it amazing how you can remember the day so perfectly and then you look at them and wonder where in the world did time go? Glad you could all get together for dinner. There's no greater gift than the gift of family.

Also, glad to hear Mr. Tennis is doing well and was also able to make it to dinner.

Felicia said...

Happy Bday to your son. Sounds like a special night out.

Jodee Leader said...

Holy cow! I had no idea Connor weighed so much at birth! Can't wait to hear all about his bar crawl tomorrow!

Kerry said...

Don't you just love special family nights like these. When you were describing your celebration it reminded me a lot of my family. I so love the feeling of these nights- just being together. How great that Maddy has such wonderful big brothers- never know how handy they will be!

Hugs

Bridget said...

Happy Birthday CBoo! Looks like a great night with family. Sounds as though you have a wonderful family. Glad you had a fun night! thanks for sharing your memories!

Rebecca said...

Wonderful picture of you & your son! Isn't it wonderful to share that good relationship with your children into adulthood?

Rebecca

missy said...

What a great looking young man! Happy Birthday to your "Sweetie"...I am still my mom's sweetit, too : )

Donna said...

He may be 21, but he'll always be your baby!

ADELE said...

Happy Birthday to your son. He is a handsome fellow and I know you are so proud of him.
What a sweet picture of the two of you.

Erin said...

Your son is just soooo cute! You are a lucky Mom! Good job raising him!

Lori said...

Happy 21st Birthday to Cboo, he's so cute! :) Thanks for sharing your memories! I'm sure he loved the things you got!