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Friday, August 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Stitch Kid!! Flashbacks of My Boy! ;D

This is how ragged a mom looks after an entire pregnancy of violations to a protective order and natural child birth... The cute little gown he's wearing was from my amazing therapist that got me through it all.  ;D
This is my ABSOLUTE MOST FAVORITE picture of hubby!! This was before we were married. He took to stitch kid as his own and as soon as he COULD, he made it legal!! I ADORE the expression on his face! SO SWEET!!  *sigh*
Here he is when "Silly Boy" was new... 
College Boy wasn't so BIG then. LOL!!

This is "Stitch Kid" with his most favoritist (yes... I KNOW that's not REALLY a word... ) sister and champion in the WHOLE WORLD!!
He is better for her and around her more
than ANYONE ELSE!! He worships her... LOL!!
Graduating Kindergarten... Awwww....
If you can see his face, you'll see he did NOT want to do this picture...  ;p
This is when "Happy" came home from his mission and we ate at the Hub's favorite restaurant, Vince's Spaghetti in Ontario, CA!! (You get to see "Silly" & "College Boy" here, too... WOO HOO!) This meal has a funny story... We picked "Happy" up from the airport and go to the restaurant. Stitch insists he HAS to sit by him. He would only eat his spaghetti with butter on it. Yeah... He THREW UP!! LOL!! Welcome HOME, HAPPY!!  ;p
This collage was put together for him when we moved from Riverside, CA to UT. It also shows you where "Stitch Kid" comes from! For Halloween we all dressed DISNEY and went to Disneyland. (See the pic in the upper right corner.) His favorite character is Stitch and we got him this Stitch costume. (It was a bit big... so he wore it the next year, too! He was sad when he grew out of it! LOL!)
Baptism Day!
I love this one of him with Hubs and Jake (the dog) with a bad haircut! LOL!
Christmas is his favorite holiday!
Did we happen to mention that he LOVES the water??
SO... When a kid turns 13 on Friday the 13th...
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN???
DUN-DUN-DUN!!!
Stay tuned to find out!!
(Hopefully just lots of FUN!)  <3


13 comments:

Katie said...

Such a GREAT story! Happy 13th!!! DUN DUN DUN DUN!!!!

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Dawn said...

Fun post! Happy 13th!

Penny @ iCouldbeFake.com said...

Hey I think Friday the 13th is a lucky day! I hope he has a great birthday!!!

Paula said...

Congrats to him and you. You have done an awesome job to get through this pregnancy. Yet it is such a positive, loving and grateful post. Makes me all fuzzy and warm. Hugs to both of you

Lisa said...

You know, I'm just now realizing that Ben is your son. We love Ben. Ash loves Ben. What is he up to now? Love all your pictures...especially the idea of dressing up Disney to go to Disneyland. Ha!

Kaelin said...

beautiful story!

Holly said...

Thanks everybody!! He is having a GREAT day so far. Get this... He wants to go see Eclipse with me for his birthday!! LOL!! He decided he doesn't want a friend party this year, just a family one. So we'll party hardy tomorrow when more of them can make it. :D He's also been making "13" jokes all day... He saw this post and said "MOM!! that's a terrible picture!" (the last one in the pool) So I told him to read the whole post and if he wants me to change it, I will. Then he read it, laughed, and said "You can leave it, it's funny." So I can officially say this post has the STITCH-Kid stamp of approval! ;D
Lisa: Hahaha!! Probably the different last names that threw you off!! Did you also know that your dad shot 3 of the older kids weddings and he was pals with hubs back when he was CES? Your parents are AWESOME!! If only I could have half of your dad's talent behind a lens!! OK, now your brother, too!! <3 As far as the dressing up Disney part... I do recall College Boy always hated me making everybody kind of match. It was easier to keep track of our group if we were in the same obnoxious color... LOL! The younger boys WANTED to wear their Halloween costumes and the rest of us just wore hats/headband. Goofy WAS CB's favorite character! So we got away with it. ;D

Karen Peterson said...

I knew this kid whose birthday was on November 14th, but one year, we managed to convince him that his birthday fell on Friday the 13th. Man, that kid was gullible.

Holly said...

Karen!! PLEASE tell me this was in elementary school!!! OMG!! Funny! ;p

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, happy birthday to your boy! He has the same birthday as my SIL! :)

Holly said...

Buckaroomama: Hope your SIL had as great a day as my boy!! ;D And the FUN isn't over!! He's having a family swim party Saturday!! He doesn't know it yet, but that favorite sister of his made him an AWESOME cake!! ;D

Lisa: I'm sorry, I didn't answer your other question. He's in a basement apartment near the stadium working for the County Library and about to begin fall semester at UofU as a sophomore. Can't say I wasn't wanting to be missing him the way you're missing yours... but I love him just the same! ;D We get to see him about every other week and have to divide his time between "the dark side" (LOL!! his dad's), friends, and a girl he's kind of interested in. *sigh* He is looking so forward to Nate coming home!! pm or email me Ash' address and I'll make sure he has it so they can communicate. Do they let Ash get on the internet at all?

Lisa said...

Yes, Ash is on the internet on P-day. But for some reason, they've recently given them even less time than the original hour they first had. They have asked that any emails come through the mom~not sure why, unless it's to make sure nothing inappropriate goes on? Anyway, he'd love to hear from Ben. So my address is ~ slacsjbing@hotmail.com~I'll just forward it right to him.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Happy birthday to your young man! How cool to turn 13 on Friday the 13th! Hope you all had a great day.

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