Sunday, August 8, 2010

My Baby Turns 8 On August 9th!!!

Today we had Riley's 8th birthday party! I can't believe my baby is turning 8 years old! In honor of him turning eight, I wanted to put up a blog post with an infant picture of him and then another picture with his eight year old self. However, it occurred to me that all of his infant and baby pictures are safely stored away in my grandparents barn - an hour away.

When I moved to Columbus to live with my husband, we lived in a small apartment for about six months before we bought our house. In an effort to save space, I stored a lot of things in my grandparents barn. When we moved into our house, the baby albums never got moved. So I had to choose these pictures from the limited pictures that did make it to our house.  The one on the left was taken when Riley was only a few days old. The one on the right was taken the day Riley was baptized - he was about seven months old. The quality of the pictures isn't great, but you can see what an adorable baby he was!

And now he is a big 8 year old boy! He will be in second grade next year. He can pour his own milk. He can make his own bed. He can read. There are so many things he can do for himself now. I am so proud of the sweet young man he is becoming. Still, I am a touch sad that he is getting so big and the years are passing so quickly. He's went from this sweet adorable little baby, to this big bright-eyed boy!


Liam's Mr. Mom said...

Handsome Birthday Boy! Happy Birthday Riley! I bet the last 8 years just flew by... It's incredible!

Jane in AUSTRALIA said...

Happy Birthday Riley. 9th is my dads Birthday too
have a grat day

Mama B said...

awww- why can't they be little when we want them to snuggle and big when we need them to take out the trash? ;-)
cute baby! and cute kid too!

Dawn said...

hi! just came across your blog (via twitter)....
Happy bday to your little/big guy...mine just turned 8 beg. of this year! Time DOES fly....enjoying every minute!!!
As long as he still hugs me at the ned of the day...i don't mind 8 so much:)
Happy day to you,

New Breed Mama said...

Nils - Time does fly!

Jane - Happy Birthday to your dad!

Bonnie - Today agree! Lol I would love to have one more day with him as a baby!

Dawn - Thanks for stopping by. I think 8 will be a good year! Would love it if you follow with GFC! I'll be sure to check out your blog too.

julie said...

Aww! What a cutie! :)

CrunchyVTMommy said...

Damnit they grow up too fast. Thank god he is still a baby - really he is - he is only 8! Snuggle away mama :)

CrunchyVTMommy said...

also i think you need to be on my blogroll. love your blog.

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