Monday, May 24, 2010

I have a TEENAGER:)

Yesterday we celebrated Connor's 13th Birthday with a requested dinner of Chicken Alfredo and a frozen Oreo ice cream cake.
I still can not believe that it has been 13 years since I became a Mother.

I came across this picture of Connor turning 7 and it feels like yesterday. How could it be 6 years ago? Little ones grow so fast. In fact he is now taller than me! (Bridger likes to tell this to everyone--even random people at the grocery store.) He only has me by an inch so far...but I know he will tower over me soon enough!

Contemplating his wish:)

Connor was the sweetest baby. He rarely cried (except when we were in the car), he slept great (thru the night from about two weeks on),and he was a great eater (nursing or bottle--he didn't care). He was what you would call an "easy" baby.
My whole life I had dreamed of being a Mother and I will always cherish that sacred time in my life where Connor and I figured it all out together.
The experience was beautiful and amazing.

Connor has a quiet nature, a kind heart, a serious integrity of character and a depth of soul that I admire. He is a truly good young man. I feel so blessed to be his Mother I am thankful that Heavenly Father sent him to lead out our band of brothers. He is a worthy leader for our little crew of boys. I can already see his influence on his four younger brothers who want to be just like him.

"I love you big as the sky!"


kaleyq said...

Happy Birthday Connor! What a good looking teenager! Hope your day was awesome!

Mindy said...

Yes, Happy Birthday Conman! I loved those pictures. I remember I always loved that little white sweater. He looked so adorable in it. And I remember that picture from his 7th birthday. I was actually shocked when I realized how old it was! Connor has really grown up. And I am so proud of him, too. What a great tribute you wrote, Melanie. I sure love my Connor!

Jan S said...

Happy Birthday, Connor. As my first grandchild, you have a special place in my heart. I love you, big as the sky.
XOXO Grandma S.

Brittany said...

Oh Mel, that pic of him as a baby brought tears to my eyes. He was so special to us all - the first little grandchild in our family. I always felt he and I had a special bond too! :) He was such a darling little guy. Ican't believe he is 13 already... and such a mature, kind and intelligent young man. I'm so proud of him too! You and Brad have done a wonderful job teaching him (and all your boys!)and leading by example. I'm so happy that Eric and I have such great role models for parenting!! :) We sure love our conman!! Happy bday!!

Erin said...

Happy Birthday, Connor! I CANT BELIEVE he is thirteen. That is so big! And I CANT BELIEVE that he is one inch taller than you. I can't even IMAGINE that. He is so much older and bigger than I think of him as. I mean, he is well into Young Mens now. Crazy. I wish I was going to see him this summer. At this rate, I will always think of him as a little kid! :) We just GOTTA get together!

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