Sunday, February 20, 2011

Happy 20th Birthday to my Baby, Alexander & Belated 23rd to Nikolaus


Today I want to wish my baby boy Alexander a very happy 20th birthday... I just can't believe it has been that long since I held my "little" 9 lb. 10 oz. baby boy in my arms... Yep, I gained 50 pounds during my pregnancy and he was a big baby... I'm still trying to lose those last 30 lbs of baby weight.  :-)

Boy do they grow up so fast:


One of my favorite photos of Alex


And then all of a sudden they are all grown up and singing in a rock band.....

Pretty hot stuff, huh? He is really artistic musically and with paper, pen, pencil and paint.
The tattoo he has is one he drew himself. He is AWESOME!

Happy birthday, my little man, I am so proud of who you have become and how wonderful you are to others... you know that "As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be!"  I love you with all my heart, TTM&B.

These two books I used to read to the boys when they were little - I still tell them that all the time, that no matter how old they get, they will always be my babies and that I love them to the moon and back (TTM&B). They are both truly lovely books
and that need to be in every child's library.

I also have to wish my oldest son Nikolaus a belated happy 23rd birthday... his birthday was on the 9th of February, but I was in the hospital then and recovering right after and just didn't have the strength to get a post done for him properly. So, I know that the boys don't mind sharing their birthdays (too, much) as they would often share parties when they were younger (the joys of shared parenting in divorced families) because they had a lot of the same friends.

So anyway... Here are a few photos of my little man then and now.....

We have always loved Disney!!

{L-Alex; R-Nik}

{L-Alex; R-Nik}

And here is the proud soldier he has become..... Look how strong and handsome he is:


Here is me and my wonderful young man... boy do I feel SO old. When did I become the mother to MEN??
I just have little boys... They are both such generous, loving and helpful men who have a very deep respect for women and a love for family and country. I am so proud of them and love them both dearly.

Happy birthday, my boys.... Love you forever with my whole heart.... TTM&B!! xoxox


XmasDolly said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOY!!! Although you're 23 yr. old handsome boy who looks JUST like YOU is one hunk of man! All man! Both of your boys are so very handsome! Tell them CyberMom sends HUGS & SMOOCHES FOR THEIR BIRTHDAYS!!! Thanks for sharing such gorgeous pics! WOO HOO! Sorry all my girls are taken! ~hehe~

Ms D said...

Happy Birthday to your son!!!

Kimberly Grabinski said...

Happy Birthday to both of them!

Wow you made some good looking babies!!!!!!!!

fredamans said...

Happy birthday guys!!!

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Aren't you a lucky mom? With two lucky boys.

Happy birthday to both of you "babies."

Alexis AKA MOM said...

You're making me cry! What a wonderful tribute and those pictures are just adorable!!!! Love ya mama! Happy Birthday boys!

Kathleen said...

How sweet! I dread the day my little boys become men, but it is fast approaching. I cried last year when Josh entered double digits. I don't feel old enough to be the mom of a 10 year old, but they sure do grow up fast.

Your boys are cuties for sure, but how could they not be with such a beautiful mom!

~ Noelle said...

you are a wonderful mom... i am so glad that i know you... and they are so lucky to have you!

Maria's Space said...

Awww. what a sweet post. Thanks for sharing all those lovely pictures. It goes so quick.

My goodness the books we read to our kids. I love the two you read to your boys. They are my two favorites.

Such a good mommy with an amazing tribute on your amazing son.

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