Sunday, March 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Ricky!!!!

I can't believe it but my baby (who is actually already 5 1/2 inches taller than I am) turns 15 years old today!! Where does time go and can't it just slow down sometimes so we can actually take a few minutes to really embrace all that is happening around us?

Ricky and me on my wedding day November 15th.

This has been a big year for Ricky! He started highschool and is doing really well as a freshman; and some time this week he will be going to get his driving permit! Can I tell you how scared I am about that?? I don't remember feeling this concerned when his three older sisters learned to drive... I am not sure if I don't want my baby to grow up or if my fear comes more from the fact that my young son who has ADHD and temper issues is going to be behind the wheel of a car!

I think it might actually be the latter! LOL! So we have really been talking to Ricky about how important patience is when you are driving and we are fully prepared to remove his driving privileges at the first sign that he shows us he is not mentally ready for it!

If you have a child with ADHD then you will totally understand how animated and worked up they can get. He is usually fine when he remembers to take his pill, but if he forgets, it becomes very obvious by the afternoon! We hope that Ricky will outgrow the need to take a pill daily, but for now it is what has turned him from a young child who could not control himself to a sweet young man who is very intelligent and loves animals!

Forgive me as I reminisce a bit about him! I have attached some of the scrapbook layouts that I have made of Ricky throughout the years. Take a look at my beautiful son who is growing quite rapidly into a wonderful young man! I am soooo proud of him! I love you Ricky!

Please do me a favor and leave a comment below wishing Ricky a Happy Birthday!!

Two years old and in preschool. It is hard to believe he was nearly expelled for biting other children too many times. Look at the sweet, innocent face!

This was a mom and son trip to Busch Gardens! He acted shy and put his finger up to his mouth!
Oh so cute!!!!

Doing what he does best on a beach in Jacksonville, FL!

Ricky and a dog we used to have! They both were so cute!!

Many an evening I spent watching Ricky and his sister play baseball or softball. I was the team mom this year!

Ricky has to get his heart checked out regularly because of the ADHD medicine that he takes.

Ricky's eighth birthday party!

Ricky's fifth grade school year picture layout!

Ricky got some roller blades for his twelfth birthday! He usually likes to celebrate at Red Lobster. This year we are making crab legs and steaks on the grill for him at home!

He went through braces to get that beautiful smile that he has! Now if I could only get him to brush his teeth without being told!!!!!

If you made it this far then thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to look at some of my layouts and mostly at my beautiful boy that I am so thankful to have!!! I am one of the "old-fashioned" scrapbookers who still scraps double page layouts! I know that there are at least two of us left out there because my best friend Tiffani scraps that way too! But it is funny to see how the trends have changed since I started scrappping! I see a lot of tags on those layouts!! LOL!!!

Pretty please leave a comment on this post wishing Ricky a Happy Birthday! He would really appreciate knowing that people care enough to say Hi to him today! I told him that I was featuring him on my blog today!
Edited to add:

Have a great night and may your bucket overflow with people that are special in your life!

Also I (hopefully) corrected the photos that only showed the red X.
Thanks for looking!


Monica said...

Happy Birthday Ricky!! I hope your day is as special as you are! Love the layouts your mom has made for you.. great memories to look back on. Best wishes for a wonderful year! Hugs! Monica

The Nielsen Family said...

Happy Birthday Ricky! You don't know me, but I know your mom and I really do wish you a great day! You are the same age as my oldest son who is now 15 1/2 (he keeps reminding me) Hope your day is/was great!

Scrappin and Yappin said...

Hey Ricky! Hope you have a great birthday! How exciting to be starting to drive :)


Teresa said...

Happy Birthday, Ricki!!!! Hope it is a great one!

Tonya said...

Happy Birthday Rick. You ROCK! Good luck with driving!

lisa808 said...

Happy 15th Birthday Ricky! Enjoy your day.


p.s. Kelly, I do double page layouts too, so there are at least three of us!

agmommy said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday Ricky! Your Mom did a great job on documenting the cool things in your life!