"Family ties are bound by love"

Monday, April 20, 2009

Birthday Boy

Yesterday was TJ's 18th Birthday! On Friday, he and I went to Park City to do some shopping ( he is a shoe freak and wanted to go to the Vans Outlet store) He found 2 pair of shoes, and a summer outfit in less than an hour ( he is quick shopper.) We went to lunch at El
Cantina, and then got a treat at the Chocolate Factory. I tried to take a picture to capture the moment, and the first thing he said was, "Please don't put this on Facebook." I had to laugh, he is kind of a private kid, so I promised him I wouldn't. I loved our time together, very rare these days to be one on one with him. It seems like just yesterday he was born. He was such a sweet little boy, who loved his mommy. He use to suck his two middle fingers while on my lap, and play with my hair. Chelsea loved TJ (as you can see in the picture, she is about to kiss him)
He will graduate in a few short weeks, and he can hardly wait. He has some big plans, and high hopes. As I reflect back, I hope that I have done my part in preparing him for his future. Have I taught him enough, does he know I love him and want what is best for him? I hope so. This letting go stuff is not easy. Although he no longer sucks his fingers, or plays with my hair, I think he still loves me, because I still get "I love you's and hugs. Not bad for a teenager.
Happy Birthday TJ!


Kristi said...

I remember those little faces! Cute.

Happy Birthday to TJ!

Stonez said...

HA!! Don't put it on facebook...that's classic!! I love that we both have a mancub :) He's so handsome, was this one of the senior pics?

Tiffany said...

My kids are always saying, "I bet she puts this on her blog....groan". What a handsome man!!! You have been blessed :)