Monday, December 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Stratton!

Today is my oldest son's birthday! He's 9 today! Wow, They sure do grow up quick! Stratton is my very shy child. He can also be quick tempered, but usually just at home. I wanted a boy so bad when I found out I was pregnant with him! I was so excited when I found out that he was a boy!

On December 15, 1999, at 2:15 am, after 17 1/2 hours of labor, I finally gave birth to my first baby! He was 8 lbs 10 ozs and 21 1/2 inches long. He had beautiful skin, a perfect round head, and the sweetest little chubby face I'd ever seen! I was so in love with this baby! He was perfect! Big, healthy, blonde haired, blue-eyed and beautiful!

Stratton has always been a pretty good kid. Of course he had his moments, but they all do, don't they?! When he started Kindergarten, he struggled with school work for awhile. He slowly started catching up and this year, he made the honor roll! I was so proud of him. He loves to read, play video games, play sports, and fight with his brother. He's growing way too fast and growing out of all his clothes!

Here are some older pictures of Stratton. I got Shelley to scan the ones she had, so I could post him. Of course the newest one is on my side bar! Enjoy!


Shelley @ SIMPLE Reviews December 15, 2008 at 3:45 PM  

I think you should clarify his age on that last pic.... and shock people :)

ash December 15, 2008 at 5:13 PM  

Happy Birthday Stratton!!!

ChefDruck December 15, 2008 at 10:03 PM  

Amazing how fast they grow. Good luck with the contest at my blog.

Jennifer December 15, 2008 at 10:24 PM  

Ok...In the last picture, he was just about 5 weeks old!

Keeper of the Skies Wife December 16, 2008 at 7:40 AM  

I hope he had a wonderful birthday!!!

Debbie December 16, 2008 at 9:43 AM  

Happy Birthday to your sweet boy!

Jill December 16, 2008 at 9:55 AM  

Happy Birthday Stratton! What a cutie!

Emily December 16, 2008 at 9:56 AM  

ahhh:) Happy 9th birthday buddy:) I LOVE all the pics:) super cute;)

Heather Marie December 16, 2008 at 5:36 PM  

I am a day late but Happy Birthday Stratton! He is so handsome :)

He And Me + 3 December 16, 2008 at 9:55 PM  

Happy Birthday. Our oldest are exactly a month apart. How cool. Actress will be 9 next month. Loved the trip down memory lane.

Heidi December 16, 2008 at 10:05 PM  

Happy Birthday Stratton. Sorry I am a day behind reading blogs.
December 15th happens to be my brothers birthday also, except he's 19 now. I can still remember holding him when he was just a baby. They do grow up way too fast.

Celine December 17, 2008 at 4:06 AM  

Happy Birthday Stratton! :)
Jennifer, I tagged you on my blog if you would like to join some fun!
Have a great day!

*Keli* December 17, 2008 at 11:45 AM  

He is a DOLL! Happy Birthday Stratton!!! xo Keli

B December 17, 2008 at 12:19 PM  

your kids look so adorable. Congrats on having 4 beautiful ones.

Aubrey December 17, 2008 at 5:15 PM  

Happy Birthday!
Oh yes, how fast the time goes by!

Nancy December 17, 2008 at 8:36 PM  

Sorry I'm late, but I hope you had a very Happy Birthday Stratton!

momma December 22, 2008 at 1:20 AM  

just stopping by from sits.

i noticed that your son and my daughter have the same birthday. and, actually, he is only 3 hours and 10 minutes older than her. she was born 12/15/99 at 5:25am!

also, congrats on the job!!!!

Pennies In My Pocket December 22, 2008 at 7:45 PM  

Awww happy birthday, Stratton! Love that name! Gorgeous photos!

Congrats on winning on my blog! Please email me your full name, state you live in and the email address you'd like to receive your certificate with. As soon as I get everyone's info, I'll be able to email the certificates. Again, congrats!


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