Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Shhhhhh!! Don't Tell Him!

Yes he is quite aware that today is his eighteenth birthday, belive me! What he does not know is that his Mom (AWWWWH MOM!!!!!!!), is BLOGGING about that fact! Ha!! THis is my blog and I can share if I want to!!!
And I can cry if I want to!!!!
And I can sing his praises if I want to!!!
Just Don'T Tell him- he is alot taller than me!!!!!

I am not sure what it is about photos of people from behind, that I find so compelling, but this is one of my favorite pictures! Matthew was two when this picture was taken and we were in Charleston on a scorching hot summer day . We were prepping for Tom to deploy to meet up with the USS America that was already underway. Matthew was jabbering on a bout the boats and pointing it all out to Tom. I am sure that Tom was lost in thought about having to leave and dreading all that he would miss in Matthew's day to day two-ness. Not an easy time, but Matthew was very into his boats!!

Here he is just this past month. Topping his dad in height by an inch at 6ft4, teasing his 13 year old sister, finishing up applications for college and looking ahead to the next big chapter of his life!!! He has some very exciting books to write, of that I am certain!!!

Happy Birthday, my sweet Boy!!!!!


Martha Lever said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Yes, I am taking Misty's class! I think it will be great. I will look for your friend. Wonder if we will be able to create all that wonderful dreamy-like stuff?! We'll see!

Leslie Brier, Brier Design Studio said...

I hope he has a very happy birthday. And I can absolutely understand why you are feeling wistful today!

Deborah said...

Great photos! They grow up so fast!

Sharon said...

Ah Elizabeth what a sweet post. I love the picture of the two walking down the dock. So many memories. Happy Birthday to that cute son of yours. Sharon

Beena said...

Happy Birthday to your "baby"! And my goodness...6ft4! His sister must be pretty tall, too!

Ro Bruhn said...

Happy birthday to you handsome son. You must be a very proud Mum.

Debrina said...

Oh no! Does this really mean they grow up??? My nearly two year old could very well be that tall one day too. I bet it's been a wonderful journey, Elizabeth. He is a gorgeous looking young man - looks like he could be heaps of fun, I hope his 18th year is everything he'd hoped! I really will be sure to keep that photo that I took of Jason from behind in the magic forest!

Jacky said...

How exciting... Happy Birthday Matthew! Dont they grow up so fast and arent we just soooo proud of them!

Enjoy the birthday!

Jacky xox

Marilyn Rock said...

Happy Birthday Matthew! Sweet post and love the pictures! Enjoy!

Patti G. said...

Awwwwwwww Elizabeth, Happy Happy Wishes for Matthew!!!!!!
I am with you about them growing too fast, our babies will always be our babies though! Kiss 'em and hug 'em and too bad, they just have to put up with it! 6'4"or not! HEhehehe!
Hugs for you too......don't be sad....he is becoming a wonderful young man...all your lovind parenting is paying off! :0)

Judy said...

Awwww! You've got me all teary-eyed Elizabeth! Happy Birthday to Matthew! I hope he had a wonderful day, and that you survived it as well. I love the 'behind' pics too, and that one of Tom and Matthew is particularly nice as it speaks volumes, and even more with your explanation. That must have been such a tough time for all of you!


Michelle said...

A very happy birthday to your little boy!!


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