I was going to write a beautiful post about how seven years ago this beautiful boy made me a mother.
And really, I am so glad that he did. I CANNOT imagine life without him.
But I have a sore throat, and an aching head, it is after 1am, and I still have to wrap the presents, and make a cake in the morning, plus I promised him whatever he wanted for breakfast.
I sure do wish Andy would get home from work...
In the meantime, enjoy a small slideshow of Canaan over the last seven year.
Seems just like yesterday.
We made him just like Daddy, right from the beginning.
Not that it was hard - he looks just like him!
Right around his first birthday. Those pics aren't digital, so you get what you get!
This was right before Daddy left for a year in Korea.
I held onto this picture a lot while he was gone.
I love this picture - before Andy cut off all his curls!
This was just a couple months after he turned two.
The new big brother.
Third birthday mohawk
What, you never heard of that tradition?
Just a cute one... about 3 1/2
He caught his first fish on his fourth birthday.
Already has the "sweater attitude"...
Fifth - the addiction begins
but he got a bike too!
And a week later, was in my sister's wedding.
Last year was a huge party - we're going a little less crazy this year.