About a Boy

You were 11 pounds, 3 ounces at birth.

You were the most comforting ball of weight sleeping on my chest.

You smiled early and often.

Except when you didn't. Which was also often.

You looked like this when you started walking, which was frightening.

You grew to idolize your sister, and even wanted to emulate her fashion sense at one point.

Eventually, you began to find yourself.

You like swords, karate, and you worship superheroes.

You have a knack for drawing, coloring, and building.

You wear those cowboy boots with just about anything.

Ice cream is your favorite.

When you eat chocolate, you look like Clark Gable.

You don't know how to take "no" for an answer. Never did.

You make me crazy one minute and proud the next, which I suspect is how I make you feel.

You are destined for greatness.

You are my son, and you are loved beyond words.

Today, you are five.


  1. I am normally a "lurker" on your blog, but since I recently did a very similar post (my "boy" just turned 12) I wanted to come out of lurking mode and wish YOU a "Happy Birth Day!"

    It is amazing what those little buggers can do to you - and for you - isn't it?

  2. That's a wonderful post, Allie. Great pictures too.


  3. You make me crazy one minute and proud the next, which I suspect is how I make you feel.

    Today, he's proud to be five. And proud that you're his mom.

    Thanks, Allie. Beautiful post.

    And welcome back, kiddo.

  4. Dana -- I appreciate any and all lurkage! Even if I don't update as regularly as I once did, it's nice to know that I have some good people out there reading. :) And yeah... kids are amazing. I can't wait to see what they are like at 12. Matt-Man gives a great preview through Ryno.

    Ian -- Thank you, hon. Hey, nice new profile pic! lol

    Doc -- Thanks so much. Tonight he chowed down on pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream. This weekend, he gets to party hardy, the way every 5 year old should. :)

  5. Happy Day After Your Birthday, E! Can't believe your "baby" boy is 5! And he is gorgeous, and does look like Clark Gable with his chocolate stache. Love the pictures!

  6. damn woman, you made me cry.

    happy birthday to your son. Hope you post more. I love your blog--been a loyal lurker for a couple months now.

  7. Wow...I have tears running dowm my face right now. I think you picked some of the funniest and sweetest pictures EVER!

    I am such a proud auntie, and sister in law!