7/25/2007

Seems like yesterday...

Well, almost. Phillip turned 23 today. Look how my baby has grown up! Where did his Hawaiian shorts, with his gray, plastic cowboy boots go? I just know he would be riding down our old steep driveway, on his red tractor, if he still had the chance.
He's still as crazy as ever. I'm thinking this must be the way firefighters blow out their candles.
Happy Birthday, my boy - I love you!
Mom

12 Comments:

Anonymous said...

This is so sweet. I sometimes wish our kids were still little wearing cowboy boots. And then other times...NO..
Happy Birthday Phillip!! love you!

maria said...

He is so gorgeous. And Tracie, your kitchen is WAY clean! Don't think I didn't notice!

Anonymous said...

Tracie, Phillip still wears red Hawaiian shorts and cowboy boots, but just for Naida.
He was one strong-willed kid, no? But, that determined spirit has taken him places others give up on long before they reach them.
Yummy, cake with chocolate icing. Lucky.
~Michele

Tracie said...

Terri, I know. When I remember the past with the kids, I tend to single out the good and fun parts. Those are what stick in my mind. It's kinda like childbirth...we know the pain was not a picnic, but it falls by the wayside and we hold a sweet bundle at the end.

Maria- Um...fooled you. I think my house was this clean BEFORE I moved in. This is a shot of Phillip and Naida's house. She has the gift of being very neat and tidy. Many of us know that children may alter that...not that I'm putting any pressure on them...give it a minute or two.

Michele-I had a sneaking hunch he did. Where does he keep them?
Strong willed? Why yes! Tom and I used to say that he would make a great car salesman since he would try to persuade us to his way of thinking at the drop of a hat. My mom remembers much more than I do about him and the naughtiness. I must have slipped into a temporary coma during that time.
Naida made a delicious cake. Sorry you missed it.

Mellie said...

Congratulations Tracie (okay and Tom too) on a job well done in raising the boy. He's one hard working, sweet guy, who loves God, his wife AND his mom, with all his heart. What more can a mother ask for? You did good.

Anonymous said...

Thank- you for sharing Tracie! What a handsome young man Philip has become It is so sweet to remember the good times because while our children have been bad when they're good they are very, very good! Love them all and you too........

P.S. If Terri tells you about my computer (is that how you spell it) problems today.......It's all LIES.........

Tracie said...

Mellie- Thanks gal. He's a keeper. It's such a blessing to see our kids make their way in life.

Kellye- You're welcome! Gosh, remember all those parties with the kids? I won't mention Alex crying when we stopped him from eating just frosting on the cupcakes. I think Phillip was around 5 or 6. Good times.

fun_is_always_in_style said...

Happy Birthday celebrating...
Did you make the neat birthday banner with a candle for each year? Do you bring it out at each person's birthday?
We had vinyl cowboy boots - ours had wrangling/lasso-ing cowboys printed on the boot-part, with plain brown foot-part. There was a comment from someone about white trash, but I liked them.

Sadie Lou said...

Happy Birthday!

Thanks for the sweet email--I just logged on for a bit and I'll be returning it soon....
*hugs and kisses*
Sadie

Tracie said...

Hi Jennifer- Yes, I did make the banner. Each year they would get a new candle, more spills, and a little dog chewing. Michele had given me an idea to make them and this was what I came up with. All four have their own and Naida has decided to continue with his. I've discovered a new pattern for them...grandkids you know.
Cowboy boots on children - always cute.

Hi Sadie- You're back! Enjoy your time away? Talk to you soon.

Anonymous said...

Mozart told us that Phillip is a "keeper." Great job by mom and dad, but now it is the responsibility of Naida to continue the good work in raising the young lad.........Dad and Mom

Tracie said...

Dad and Mom- Thanks. Do you think Naida has her hands full? He reminds me of a certain 'Dad' I have, that LOVES to play. Strong genes you got there.