Friday, February 8, 2008

The Last 13 Years

The last 13 years have been challenging and rewarding both at the same time. It was this day back in 1995 that I gave birth to my very first child, a son we named Erik. While I don't have any photos of him as an infant here, I did manage to find 13 photos of him on my computer and even got a couple from Irene this morning as well. {Thanks Irene!}
So here is my boy, my Bucky, my Lil Man, Erik, in pictures.

Erik at about 5 years old, all covered in mud. We hosed him down after this pose. He giggled the whole time!

Erik's very first Barbershop visit. Tom Brazil did the honors. He happens to be Aunt Colleen's brother, so it was all in the family at the barbershop.

With his baby sister Monique on Baptism Day, 1999. He was the first one to hold her after she was born and he was there for the birth as well.

Momma's big baby boy. He thought it was pretty funny that he posed for this shot. I bet he doesn't think it's funny today though!!

Easter Sunday 2003 with his sisters
{He really does love them, he just doesn't tell them that!}

First day of school, 6th Grade

Football photo, 6th Grade
At Grandma Marlar's house, 2006At Bruce's house, 2007
At Bruce and Irene's new apartment, summer of 2007
7th grade Football photoThat's my son, the one going offsides, #78. Way to get a head start Bucky!
Christmas 2007 at Bruce and Irene's apartment...The Infamous Dart Tournament!
As a mother, I can't complain about this child not one bit. He's not had any broken bones and only one major accident requiring stitches. He's a great boy so far, and I can't wait to see how the next 13 years turn out for him.
Happy 13th Birthday Erik!!
We love you and miss you and wish we could be there today!!
Have fun and we'll see you soon!!
Natalea & Monique


Anonymous said...

wishing you many more.
Can't wait to see u soon.
Have fun shopping tonite.
Bruce sends his love as well.
Tonja u r most welcome.
Love Grandma Lucky & Grandpa Brew

Joris said...


You might or you might not know me, but I am a good friend of your mom.

I hope you had a great birthday and I wish you all the best for the next thirteen years (as your mom probably would say),


Joris said...

ooops, i meant HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY ERIK (of course)....

Damn typist!