Saturday, May 14, 2011

My baby turns 9 today...

Its pouring rain and 40 some degrees outside on my babie's Birthday.  Instead of the mini-golf/bumper cars/go carts- birthday party, we will scramble for a warmer and drier place with equal amounts of fun.  He doesn't care.  He has been counting down the days and hours till "his party," for what seems like forever.  A little rain will not dampen his spirit.  His "power ranger" eyes will dance with fun and goofiness today.  Colton is the calm to the storm that often swirls around Nolan.  He goes to bed happy and wakes up happier.

We used to marvel when he was a baby, whereas Nolan woke up screaming every day, Colton would lie in his crib playing with his hands, or gazing at the toys in his crib, until we would come to get him.  He'd give us the most content smile, no matter how wet his diaper was, or how hungry he was.  Gosh I love that kid.

I watched him play with some of the "big" boys last night.  They were playing rough, and he was in the thick of it.  He kept getting knocked down, but somehow, he held his own.  He didn't come running inside to me for help or to tattle.  I can see him growing up before my eyes.

Colton Jack you are smart, funny, loving, kind, stubborn, loyal and a pure joy to have around.  You climbed into my heart that first year we spent suctioning your nose every couple of hours throughout the night, so you could sleep.  I was a stumbling, sleep deprived wreck of a mom, but you were the shining spot of light in some long days. You were such a trooper never crying or fussing about me messing with your nose.  To this day our bond is tight and you are still the first one who shows up to throw your arms around me or snuggle on the couch with me, sharing your blanket always, and your big hearted love forever.


Happy 9th Birthday Bubba Jack,  love ya to the moon and back!

















16 comments:

  1. What a cutie pie! How lucky are you?!

    Happy Birthday Colton.

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  2. Vicky, wasn't the Blogger "halt" frustrating?

    What a cute "little" guy. :) So sweet..and again, adore the photos of the two of you.

    XXOO, Roxane

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  3. Happy Birthday Colton! he has a smile that lights up a room!

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  4. Don't you just love those 'rain or shine' kids? They take a bad day in stride and you have to wonder if God didn't put them with us just to even out our lives...

    Happy Birthday Colton! My birthday wish for you is that you always see the rainbow instead of the rain :) Enjoy your birthday because it's you that makes it HAPPY ~

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  5. Happy Birthday Colton!!! Have a super duper fun and fantastic day :) Colton, you are a very handsome, sweet and amazing young man (just like your big bro :)

    Vicky, that last picture is precious.

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  6. What very special sons you have. The happiest of birthdays to Colton. May there always be joy in his heart.

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  7. Happy birthday Colton!! I finally got the gifts for you and Nolan out of Uncle Matt's trunk where they were being held hostage at the airport....they will be in the mail on Monday!!!!

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  8. Awww! He is so delightful. Squeeze him and Colton, hang onto them! They outgrow us way too quickly.

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  9. Such a cutie pie!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SON!!

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  10. That is one precious boy.Happy birthday to him and to the mom who birthed him! Give him a big hug for me. I've got one who sounds a lot the same. Absolutely precious gifts from God who bring cuddles, solace, and they ALWAYS "see" you.

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  11. Happy Birthday to your boys Vicky! It is a special thing to know each child in the way you do. One can see their spirits through you! :)

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  12. Tears...the description...the photos...oh I love that boy.
    xo

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  13. Happy Birthday Colton! He has the sweetest little baby face. Our oldest kids are quite similar, and from the sounds of it, so are our baby boys.

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  14. Happy Birthday to one adorable boy!!.. I just love the pic of him sitting on the step!...

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  15. Another beautiful tribute to your son! Happy Birthday Colton!

    How are you!? Hope that the goodness of the birthday celebration is still with you, still making you glow!

    Thinking of you!

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  16. A very Happy belated birthday to Colton. I am sure he knows how wonderfully blessed he is to have a Mom like Vicky. God bless the Westra family :-)

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