Thursday, November 6, 2008

Happy 8th Birthday, Isaiah!

Tuesday November 7th, 2000, I became a mama for the first time. My best little boy was born on election day during a very, yucky, snow storm. First storm of the season. I was up at 4am ready to head to the hospital. I was scheduled for a c-section. Long story. Matthew and I could hardly stand it, we were so excited.

We knew we were having a boy. Matthew was going to pick our baby's name. We had it narrowed down to two; Issac Alexander or Isaiah Matthew. Matthew told me on the way to the hospital he chose Isaiah Matthew.

I still remember the drive to the hospital. As we passed the little building where folks in that township vote, we both realized that in our excitement to have our baby we forgot to vote. We should have cast absentee ballots but weren't thinking. The polling locations weren't open at the time we needed to go to the hospital so we just hoped we didn't mess up the election. We didn't, in case you were wondering.

Isaiah has been such a fun boy to have. We love him so very much. Isaiah is the best big brother in the whole world. Anna even says so. He is kind, compassionate, tender, funny and loves the outdoors. He tries very hard at school and enjoys reading and being read to. I enjoy my special talks with him and he doesn't mind if I sing to him when it's my turn to tuck him in at night. Matthew and I are very proud of our buddy.

Isaiah, we hope you have a very excellent birthday celebration day. You only get to turn 8 once, so have lots of fun. I am so glad you are choosing tacos and apple pie for your special supper tomorrow and Subway for your supper tonight. You have wonderful taste. I love you!

my baby boy at 21mos.

Isaiah, 3yrs. old

a big 2nd grader


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to the best little (big) grandboy in the whole entire world. Love you, darlin!
Gramps & Grammy

Anonymous said...

My boy came into this world Barrel Chested and full of life. I hope I can make your day as special as you deserve. Thanks for making me a Papa.


your favorite foam-dart target.

Jessica said...

Anna looks just like he did when he was little! That's incredible!

Happy birthday to Isaiah, and happy day to you.

Cara said...

Happy Birthday to a little cutie! Enjoy that boy! :)

Kara Jo said...

They grow up so fast, don't they?