dboy’s turn to teen.

This afternoon I say, “hey birthday boy! Can I take some pictures of you in the backyard?”

“Sure mom.”

We then hear the little blond’s raspy voice, “yes! owside! let’s GO!!!”

This is sounding familiar to me. A quick trip down memory lane here….as the E of the family, I recall my bigger brother Daniel coming home from school one afternoon in some kind of grocery bag  makeshift costume and my mom grabbing the camera. As they head to the backyard there is me trotting behind with a wispy head of hair and a cheerio shirt stretched around my tum-tum. I wiggle and worm my way near my big brother’s side grinning, and making it into all the snapshots.

So hearing myself say “Daniel, let’s zoom in on those styling shoes” (yes, I say styling—geek alert) I see Mr. C sitting up tall and swinging his pair of Cars shoes. Yes, I snap away.

Being three, Mr. C looks up to Dboy. Not just physically, though there is that—he is just a huge fan. He follows, imitates, and makes every effort to get into his room so he can gaze at every trophy and trinket. I realize I too will be looking up sooner than later—Dboy has already stretched taller than his bigger sister. Yikes.

Happy Birthday to you Dboy! You are a delight—an honest to goodness delight.

Love you.

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  1. gloria
    Posted May 25, 2011 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    Gosh Em, in this picture Dboy looks so much like you! I hope his day was wonderful.

  2. Posted May 25, 2011 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    Dboy is a delight. The kind of guy who lives the phrase, “cool, calm and collected.” He’s got a few fans over here too. : ) Hope your birthday, D, was the best. Happy 13!!

  3. Cristie Maki
    Posted May 25, 2011 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Daniel really “get’s it” and has a great sense of humor. Fun to turn 13 :0) Happy birthday, we are proud of you!

  4. emily
    Posted May 25, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    I’ve heard the “get’s it” comment before. You nailed it rizz. I remember a teacher saying he would connect with a remark or joke she was attempting to make to the class with a smirk on his face. She appreciated that about him. And I so see that collected attitude heath – coming home from school/hockey- you name it – all is good. No need to create energy about anything or make drama. (So yes, that means I need to dig a little to figure out what is happening!)

    Fun to see something in his look that is familiar to my side of the family Gloria. Cute.

    Thanks for sharing some love for the new teen!

  5. Tricia
    Posted May 28, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Happy Belated Birthday to Daniel! Hard to believe that boy is a teen! Yikes!

  6. nana
    Posted June 1, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    sooooo precious!!!!!

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