Sunday, April 13, 2008

*Happy 13th Birthday Alex*

This photo was taken 13 years ago today... a brand new, healthy baby boy named Alexander James Elrick. Look at all of that hair! He was such a sweet and quiet little boy....

Alex is about a week old in this photo with his (younger) Mommy... this is my Mom's favourite photo from this period.

Fast forward a few years to Alex's first day of school in 2002.... he was 7. This is him with his little brother Matthew... Matthew's first day of kindergarten. Still so little, but growing up...

And finally, a photo of Alex on his first day of Jr. High this past September.

I was going to take a photo of him today, but he wasn't keen on the idea. He looks a lot like he did in September, but he's a little taller now. In face, he's taller than me (not a big feat as I am only 5'2") and he is about the same height as his Dad (who is 5'6").

Happy 13th Birthday Alex... I love you!

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8 comments:

Shannon said...

Your baby is a teenager! Hope Alex has a good day.

Anonymous said...

Wow--what a trip down memory lane! Hard to believe how quickly they grow up.

Have a wonderful day, Alex. And, Mommy, enjoy it too!

Love Heather

Tracy.H said...

Hope you had an awesome bday, Alex!! :0)

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Awe. Happy birthday Alex. Awesome entry Nancy. I understand why it was your mom's favorite picture as it is truly beautiful! Look past the emotional fatigue you were feeling and maybe you will be able to see just how beautiful this picture is.
Much love. Our babies are 13!!!!!!

Laurie said...

wow..to think they started out as something we could hold in our arms eh? Your beautiful baby turned into a beautiful young man.
Loved the photo's!

Quilt Nut said...

love the pictures!

Happy birthday Alex

Charlene said...

It is amazing how quickly they grow up isn't it! Great pictures!

Jen - a "Spice Angel" said...

happy birthday to your baby... they grow soooo quickly!! hope he had a marvelous day!!

big hugs,
Jen