Today was my firstborn son's 11th birthday! Yow! Eleven years of life for him, and eleven wonderful years of being a mommy for me!! I can still remember what is was like to be pregnant for the first time. The first flutters in my tummy that signified his life truly was being created in me! So amazing! I clearly remember my water breaking, then the call to my dear friend Melissa who was my coach, the drive with my mom to the hospital, the nurses telling me I was 8cm dilated as soon as I arrived at the hospital, then the panic since he was breech and they quickly worked to drug me to stop labor, the fear I felt as I did not want surgery, the needle in my back, then shortly after hearing, "It's a boy!" and just like that I was a mommy and my beautiful son became a very real part of my life. I simply can't imagine my life without him!!
Pictures from top to bottom; Caleb asked for a watch (I liked this picture because it has his cast in it and his curious brother couldn't keep his hands off the goods!), Caleb eyeing up his cake with Jake (our neighbor who practically lives with us) and Christian, and the lovely snowflakes Colby decorated the window with, me singing to Caleb as he gets ready to blow out his PINK candles (he was a good sport, I realized I had no candles left right as it was time to put them in the cake, all I had left were the pink ones from the pack - GEE I wonder why?!!!), Caleb and his cake that Colby decorated, Me and my four wild and crazy boys in front of the yet to be decorated Christmas tree. Below; Caleb with his new Bakugan (apparently all the rage these days!), my sweet baby Christian, and last but not least this was supposed to be see no evil (Christian) hear no evil (Clark) and speak no evil (Colby, 'cept he was supposed to be covering his mouth).