Monday, November 3, 2008

My BABY is a TEENAGER!!!

Where oh where does the time go??? Chad man turned 13 TODAY!!! I just can't believe it. I don't have a little boy any more! The boys are always teasing me telling me, "Mom, Chad is NOT 5". Poor guy, sometimes I probably treat him like he is! But, he is also so very self sufficient that I am sure there are days that I prob treat him like he is 20! Time just marches on... but I swear the beat gets faster every day!!! It seems like just yesterday that Derek was 16 (a Priest), Devin was 14 (a Teacher), Blake was 12 (a Deacon), Dallin was 8 (baptized) and Chad was 3. That was a BIG year... it really seems like just a couple of years ago!

Chad is a sweetheart. He is so kind, so tender, and so thoughtful. I remember one day I was sitting in here at the computer, he was about 9 yrs old and he came in and asked me, "Mom, does Heavenly Father have a Father?" He amazes me! He thinks so deeply for a young guy. Last year, well, maybe it was 2 years ago, dang....
A Sister in the Primary Presidency called me and said, "I just have to tell you what Chad said today in Primary. We were talking about the lost sheep and I asked why do you think Jesus left the 90 and 9 to go find the 1? And Chad said, "Because He knew he could trust the 90 and 9 because they had already proved that they were obedient and that they would follow Him." She was impressed and so was I!!!

Chad Man, you are awesome!!! I am proud to be your mom! I am so blessed! Thank you for being who you are!

Chad and Holden (his cousin)

I will add some new pics of him this afternoon when we celebrate! He wants stuffed crust pizza for dinner and banana bread for his "cake"! Easy enough. Done.


Chad blowing out the candles on his banana bread... yes, I added cream cheese icing!

Getting a little air in his new Nike's!
Happy Birthday, Chadman!

17 comments:

Shauna said...

Happy Birthday Chad :)

Jan said...

He sounds wonderful Shaila. I have a 10 year old girl. Hint hint.

Happy Birthday Chad. May 13 be your luckiest year.

nicolefurness said...

happy birthday big boy!

wonder woman said...

What a great day for a son to be born. =D Sounds like an impressive kid. Hope mine grows up to be as sweet and insightful as your Chad!

McEwens said...

Happy Birthday Chad Man!!! Wow, 13 you are getting so old! Have a great birthday! HEY tell your mom to post some of your art work so we all can enjoy!

Auntie Pammy

Mother Goose said...

not only should you be proud of him but you should be proud of you as a mom! Great job!

tammy said...

Happy Birthday to Chad! Hope he has a fabulous day! And I agree, the time just keeps flying faster.

Scrappy Girl said...

Happy Birthday Chad!

nikkicrumpet said...

WOW the not so little anymore guy has some serious insight! I love his answer about the lost sheep. Maybe he should have been teaching the class. Happy Birthday CHAD!

Bren's Life said...

Happy Birthday Chad! Hope the day has been a Great one..
Wow- I still can't believe you have 5 boys. Sheesh- Do you have any grandkids? Your too young to be a grandma, but I know you have married kids...

Mechelle said...

I must join in with everyone and say Happy Birthday Chad. I know it goes by fast. I can't believe that Kallie just turned 15 yesterday. I guess the kids have birthdays just one day apart! Lucky 13! Best Year ever.

wilma said...

Happy Birthday Chad! Your mother is only 20...how did that happen. Love to all

Frumpy Luv said...

Happy birthday Chad!!

Wow ... one day this will happen to me to, and I just can't imagine it at the moment!!! Have fun with your teenager!

The B's said...

Happy Birthday Chad! Wow - 13! Where did the years go?!?!?! I agree - it speeds by faster and faster each day.

Letti said...

Happy Birthday Chad!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Happy Birthday Chad!

Nancy said...

I so adore Chadman! He is one of my favorites. Happy day Chad!