Wednesday, June 17

16 candles

Today is my middle son's 16th birthday. Yep, you heard right. Not my oldest son. My middle son.

I love looking at pictures of little children on their moms' blogs. But my boys are so big now. I wish I could go back in time and take a photo of them when they were little and cute.

Oh, wait. This is the 21st century. I can share an old photo!

Isn't he adorable? I mean really, isn't he? This photo was taken when he was two years old.

Today he's 16, and he looks like this (pictured with the woman who gave birth to him:

Darn. I should never have fed him MiracleGro.

This giant of a guy is my little boy, all grown up. He's 6'8" now. "Adorable" is not usually the word we use to describe him now that he's the biggest person in the family.

But he still is. Don't you think?


  1. 6'8"? Good gracious!

    Happy Birthday to him :) My "little one" will be 15 in November.

    I'm not at all ready for that...


  2. Adorable! Happy 16th. My middle daughter's boyfriend is also tall, 6"7 to her 5"5 and he's adorable also. Tall = Sweet.

    OMG - he's going to drive!!!!!! Are you ready for that???? I hear from friends that have boys that their car insurance is much more than girls because they take more risks. Obviously whoever determines those rates hasn't met my youngest daughter with ticket issues!

  3. Oh.My.Word!!! 6'8"??? and he's only 16? He is *DEFINITELY* a big boy, lol.

    My oldest turned 16 in February and it is and was a strange feeling to know that you have a sixteen year old in the house....

    I hope he has a Happy Birthday! ;o)

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your son!

    When I saw the pic o the two of you I thought that you were his girlfriend!

  5. Okay, Patricia, you are now my BFF. I gotta have my picture taken in that kind of lighting more often! ;)

  6. Wow! 6'8"! :) Happy Birthday to him! 16 was such a fun age.

    I loved your idea of the money gift! :)

  7. Holy Moly! He is tall. My son is 6 and he's my baby, I can't even imagine him ever being that big. *sniff*

    Happy 16th to your son!!! It's a big bday. My oldest will be 16 in October. :) (But she's a shorty, she's only 5'3" hahaha)

  8. Holy cow, YOU look ADORABLE! Your son is 6'8? Wow. We've been joking with our youngest ( a son) who just turned 9 about the fact that his feet are already the size of mine and he is now up to my shoulders. It will be strange to look up to him in a few short years! (or maybe A short year with the rate he is going!).

    My middle daughter is turning 18 next month. I can hardly believe it!

  9. aww! :) this is sweet.
    My sons are 2.5 and 1 - I know before know it they'll be 16!!!


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