Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My 1st Baby is 15!


















I wrote a few weeks ago, how I couldn't believe my baby (youngest in our family-Hayley Grace) was turning 7. Well, I'm filled with even more disbelief that my 1st baby, Blake, is 15.

Blake turned 15 on Sunday. I remember well, the day he was born. I was 26 years old. Young and naive, I thought I knew all there was to know about life. Boy have I learned a lot since then!

Blake is my quiet and very grown up child. He is abnormally well disciplined and very structured. I don't think we've ever had to tell him to do his homework or to go to bed. He has a schedule and he sticks to it. For the most part, he follows the rules set before him. He's pleasant to be around and doesn't ask for much. Sounds too good to be true doesn't it? Well, I agree. I ask God daily what I did to deserve a child like Blake. I'd like to be like him when I grow up! For his

For his birthday, he wanted to go to Joseph Beth Bookstore and just hang out and look around at all the books. After that we met the rest of our family for supper at Blake's favorite restaurant, Wolfgang Puck.
















Here he is with his Mamaw and Papaw. (Mamaw is my mother.)

















And with Lacey and Gramps. (Jeff's parents)





















Blake, Colton, Dylan, Hayley Grace, Hunter, and Hayden

























And here is the birthday boy with his Mom and Dad.

We had such a great time. And the fun doesn't stop here. Blake gets his learner's permit this week! He went from driving his little "cozy coupe" to driving his Dad's Accord in the blink of an eye. Happy Birthday B-Man!



One more change in our family that I'd like to share is with the family dog. Princess is her name. She's our sweet, cute, fluffy poodle. Pictured here:




Princess got herself into a little trouble this week. Her fur was matted and knotted. She looked like she had dreadlocks. I took her to the groomer so they could help her return to her stylish well groomed self. This is the result:

My poor sweet cute fluffy dog now looks like a stick! Her tail even has no fur! They had to totally shave her and cut all her hair off. That's how bad her hair was knotted.

Well, friends, I will be gone with no computer until Monday. I am going to the beach with some high school girlfriends Thurs-Sun and then on Sunday night Jeff, Blake and I are going to the American Idol Concert. I'll be back blogging again on Monday.

Have a great weekend everyone. Consider this my Fun Friday Post:)

Love,

Melissa

6 comments:

Chef Diane said...

What a great looking young man you have there. Before you know it he will be in college.I can't believe that my oldest is 19 and getting ready to start his second year at Virginia Military Institute. He is alot like you son in the structure. His major is Physics and his desire is to join the AF as a fighter pilot.
My middle son is getting ready to begin his junior year and has no clue of his college choice.
My baby turned 15 in July and hi will get his learners soon. They have to be 15 and 8 months for learners here. I am in a wierd stage of life. My boys don't need me as a mommy any more. The need me as a mom and gentle guidance. It is hard when they girlfriends are more important than mom. But that is only for show. None of them like anyone to mess with their Mommy. tee hee.
Enjoy them,
Diane

Anonymous said...

Melissa, I was getting a little worried because I normally only read your I Am Beautiful blog and haven't seen anything new in a few days. I'd never seen this site before. You have a handsome son! Remember these days as you did his birth and childhood because this time will also be gone in the blink of an eye and he'll be out on his own in no time. My younger son just graduated high school this year and moved out this summer. It seems like just yesterday he was turning 15 and getting his permit. I miss those years but I'm also enjoying the new friendship we're developing.

Margaret

Marilyn said...

Melissa, you and your family are all VERY BEAUTIFUL ! Every single one of you, from Haley Grace all the way up to the Grandparents!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Marilyn in MS

Mari said...

Your son is very handsome. You must be so proud of him. He sounds like great husband material someday (way in the future).

Doesn't the time just fly? My oldest daughter turned 13 in March. Seems like just yesterday she was gigling in her baby swing. ::SIGH::

Joy in The Truth (Sharon Sloan) said...

Hi! As soon as I saw the picture of Mamaw, I knew she had to be your mom! You got her beautiful genes for sure! :)

Hugs,
Sharon

Starr said...

Your son is adorable! Just wait until he turns 18 and heads off to college! That's where I am right now and it it really weird to see my baby boy all grown up. Believe me, the next 3 years will fly by. Hate to say it...but it's true. Spend all the time you can with him. You two will probably become great friends like my son and I are. Looks like you already have that blessing.
Love and Blessings,
Starr