Sunday, April 17, 2011

Happy Birthday To My Sweet Boy Will.....

I can't believe my oldest boy is 10 today!!!! He came into our lives 5 weeks early.  He just couldn't wait to meet us and see the world!  This is reflective of his personality today.  He is full of energy, eager to see and learn new things and has great compassion for others.
I remember when I brought him home from the hospital he was such a little peanut.  He weighed just under 5 pounds, but they let me bring him  home anyway because I was a nurse.  I had to feed him with a little medicine cup because he didn't have a sucking reflex yet.
Today he is TALL and skinny and all boy!  We will celebrate the day with a party at Laser Web and play laser tag with family and friends.  When he was little, I always made him the fancy Wilton cakes with all of the little icing stars.  For the past couple of years he has just wanted a regular cake, but this year he asked if I could make two cakes...one in the shape of a football and one in the shape of a baseball.  ABSOLUTELY!
I see him starting to change so much.  He is not a little boy and wants to do "big boy" things, but still finds comfort in some of the "little boy" stuff too.
Below you will find the card I made him for his 10th birthday.  After I made it, I thought maybe it was too babyish for a 10 year old.  Now I am thinking it is just right.  I probably won't be able to make him a card like this ever again.  He will be in Middle School next year, and I am sure this card wouldn't fly.  Not "cool" enough, but for now it is just right for my boy.
I used the new release, cars2drive from The Stamps Of Life for this card, along with some Crate Paper, burlap string, and a vintage button.

This card is for this week's Wee Memories challenge-something adorable.  I think this fits as adorable for a boy, don't you?

Thanks for stopping by today,

Emily

11 comments:

Larisa said...

Happy Birthday to Will))) I wish him all the best))) What a awesome boy))))

Virginia L. said...

Happy happy 10th birthday to Will! He is such a fine boy and I am so glad that he is on his way to become a little fine man! This is a SPECIAL day indeed (my hubby's birthday, too--and a mile stone one!!). I adore the card you made for Will...and you are right, kids do grow! Enjoy every minute of it, Emily! xoxo

Bekah said...

Time sure does fly! He is a great kid and you and hubs are great parents. Have a fun time today- don't forget the pics for scrapping!

Lynn said...

Happy birthday to your handsome Will! Great card to celebrate his big double digit birthday! We were at Laser Kraze last weekend for a friend's birthday :)!!

lynn said...

a big happy bday, will! emily, he's adorable:) and i think your card is perfect for a 10 yr old:)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Happy birthday to your son, Will!! Hope he had a great day! I know he must have enjoyed that card--it's perfect:) Eat some cake for me, Will!! Psalm 118:24

Chrissy D said...

Happy birthday to your special boy!

Noelle Reese said...

He sure is handsome! Happy Birthday Will! I love your card!

Emily Leiphart said...

Happy birthday to your son, Will! I loved reading your sweet post about him, Emily! The card is very boy and so perfect for a 10 year old, I think!!

Crystal said...

How cute cute cute Emily, OMG LOVE this truck!!! So creative and fun girly!!!!! Thanks for the computer well wishes hopefully I will get it back today and all fixed up, crossing my fingers :))))

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Super adorable truck. Love it. :)