Saturday, April 9, 2011

He's Eight!

Eight years ago today, my little guy came into my life. Being a mother has been the best thing I've ever done! I remember when I was pregnant, I could see myself with an infant, but I didn't imagine myself with a school aged kid. Well, here we are! He's getting so big, so fast. Everyone tells you how fast it goes, and it does. I try to cherish every step and stage along the way. He carries my heart with him wherever he goes.


I love this picture of him that I took recently. He looks so grown up in it. I still see glimpses of my little one in the roundness of the tip of his nose, and his cheeks, but so many things are changing so quickly. He has a personality, likes, dislikes and dreams all his own. Just as when I was pregnant, I can't imagine myself with a teen or grown son, but I know all too well that I'll find out before I know it.



I used papers from Webster's Ladies and Gents and Country Estate lines. I've been so hooked on grey lately and it was the perfect backdrop for the papers. I used a Doily Thread, Fabric Ticket and a bunch of whimsies on here, too.



So, that's all for today. We've been celebrating and eating lots of treats. Time for some more.

Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

Alyssa said...

This is gorgeous, Annabelle. They grow SO FAST don't they!

Al said...

What a beautiful boy you have! They do grow up fast. I have a 5 year old girl, and an almost 3 year old boy. I wonder about them as they grow up and change also. What the future may bring, etc. It will be hard when they are off on their own, I'll miss them so. I enjoy visiting your blog. Have a good rest of your weekend.
www.skylarkmanor.com

pattyo said...

Perfect mix of papers and embellishments! Love the photo!

Lindsay said...

This is gorgeous, love that grey! That is a fabulous picture of your son!

Sarah Martina said...

I can totally relate! But what a beautiful way to capture this moment in his and your lives... Such a lovely LO, Anabelle! :)

Elizabeth said...

this layout is stunning, I had to stop by and let you know!

Romy said...

Happy, happy birthday, Ryan! I hope you're having a wonderful day.

What a gorgeous layout that is, Anabelle! I love the banner. This Webster's collection is so beautiful for both masculine and feminine pages (what's in a name, LOL!).

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! What a gorgeous layout, Anabelle! So, so stunning. I love the cut work and those papers with the gray. And happy birthday to Ryan! What a happy time. :) His birthday is very close to my daughter's. She turned 13 on Wednesday. And she's my baby. It is amazing how quickly they grow. But what a wonderful journey.

Blossom inch said...

gorgeous Annabelle....i like this layout!

Felicitas said...

wow, Annabell this is an amazing page. love the banner :)

greetings from germany
Felicitas

Lisa Dorsey said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet boy! I adore that layout and as usual, your attention to details is stunning!

Janet Perafan-Babar said...

this is gorgeous Anabelle!!! Happy Birthday to him!