Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Before My Eyes

He has grown up. It has flown by so fast I cannot begin to tell you where the time went. I forget so much and that's why am I so very thankful for pictures. I have lost count of the number of pictures we have from over the years. But looking back through them sparks my memories and it is such a fun and wonderful journey to take. I still remember the day clearly (parts of the day anyway). I gave birth to Ayden Thomas at 2:11pm on May 11th 2005. 
7lbs 7oz

Here he is as a newborn, just minutes old.

Two weeks old and nearly a thousand pictures already

Right after turning one, I love that curly hair. Often confused as a "cute little girl" by older endearing little ladies. After it happening a million times you stop explaining and just say "thanks"


Two years old and no more curls, less baby too. But adorable none the less.

He's three and more boy than ever. But still as sweet as can be.

Four and changing so quickly. Growing up is hard, but we cherish the smiles

And finally... the big F*I*V*E!

Let me say a few things about the Ayden I know:
incredibly smart
Incredibly handsome (just like his daddy)
(did I mention funny? that kid cracks us up!)
kindhearted and genuine
loving and caring
rambunctious at times most of the time
And so abundantly blessed!

Mommy and Daddy love you so much my sweet, sweet boy!


  1. He really is such a sweet little man! He came over a few weeks ago and offered to work in my yard...shovel and hoe in hand! And he was born on our 20th anniversary! I didn't know that!

  2. Please tell our sweet nephew "Happy Birthday" from us. It seems like just last week we were anxiously waiting at the hospital for him to be born. We didn't have to wait too long since you had such a fast delivery! :-)

  3. Mechelle BrazzellMay 11, 2010 at 10:44 PM

    Grandmommy loves my Ayden. He said when I go to heaven, he's gonna move in my house to take care of our place. He sure thinks about heaven alot. Shows where his heart is!!! Happy 5th Birthday Ayden and by the way, Grandmommy has never heard a 5 year who can pray a genuine heartfelt prayer like you. Grandmommy doesn't have words to tell you how much you mean to me!