Monday, November 23, 2015

Happy Birthday, Mama's Boy!

Here you were, minutes after birth.

Look at that head of hair!

Hey!  Even MyHero had hair back then!

You had chubby little cheeks

and loved your rocking horse.

You loved the swimming pool

when we lived in Florida.

You were a funny little guy-

and you were SO sad when we told you

that you were too big for

a sink bath.

One day we turned around

and you were five.



At six you loved playing ball.

And although you played soccer

for ELEVEN years.

(yes I was a soccer Mom

I never missed a match)

I could not find a single

picture of you in one of

your soccer uniforms.

You were a rabbit


for so many years that I lost track

of how many bunny costumes I made.

The years flew by.

You grew up into a fine young man.

We were over the moon

when you married

the girl we all love. your sisters had

children you became a

wonderful Uncle..

because you still have a lot of

'KID' in you.

But the biggest blessing 

in your life

(besides marrying your sweet wife)

is that you have a precious

little son of your own.

And HE loves his Nana!

You do special things like
hang up lights on the house
to delight your little boy!
It lights up the whole neighborhood---
I think there might be a law against that..
And you tenderly wash the boyo's hair..
Things like that make you an
amazing dad.
You are a good son, too,
and a great husband.

Not sure how you got to be
SO OLD cuz that makes ME

Happy Birthday, Ryan!
Love you to the moon and back!

ps.  the check is in the mail....
your photo name


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Ryan! Love these photos.
Hope you have a great day, Diana.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Aww...Happy Birthday Ryan!

Mimi said...

So sweet! Happy birthday to your wonderful son, and kudos to you and your hero for raising such a fine young man. Enjoy this happy day! :-)

Katie Clooney said...

Happy birthday to Ryan! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Diana!

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Aw, what a sweet guy - loved to watch him grow up in pictures! Happy birthday! Jane

Kathy said...

What a sweet post! Happy birthday, Ryan!!!

Diana Ferguson said...

Glad to be back in gear! Sweet post. Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

This is so sweet! I love this post, something so simple as this makes me feel like I already know your family. It's a lovely feeling for you to be so connected and content with your family. How lovely!

Raindrops of Sapphire

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diana, what a sweet post to celebrate your son's birthday. Happy Birthday to Ryan!! Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving too.

camp and cottage living said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome Ryan!

Susie said...

Diana, Happy birthday to Ryan...he's a handsome man. His little son looks just like him too. Hope it's a fun day at your house. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Happy Birthday to your son...thank you for sharing such sweet memories with us!
Happy Monday Diana

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

So sweet! Happy birthday to Ryan!

living from glory to glory said...

What a wonderful tribute to your son... I love that you show him honor and encourage him in the most important roles a man was made for!!
Happy Birthday to him also from one of your old friends HA HA
Have a wonderful day, and yes your Hero was a handsome man and he raised a good son to love his parents and his family!
Love Ya Sweet Lady! Roxy

carolann said...

Happy Birthday To You Ryan. Continued blessings to you. You have made your parents proud.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Love the photo of him in the! Happy birthday to your son...hugs...

Patty Patterson said...

Awwww...... Happy Birthday, Ryan! I hope your day is extra special and you get to spend it with those you love!

Kim said...

Yikes. It goes by so quickly doesn't it? You should be a very proud momma. Happy Birthday and thanks again for my beautiful sign!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Happy Birthday to your precious son Ryan!!!!

Everyone must have been blessed, by his being in each of their lives. Especially his son.

Estelle's said...

I just adore this Diana! What a lovely tribute to your son from his proud, proud Mama! I hope he has a fun-filled special day! Happy Thanksgiving!

Carol said...

Happy Birthday to your son! There is no doubt about those two being father and son! I have one of those son's, too!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

This is so sweet, Diana! It bought tears to my eyes! My son's birthday is next week---I understand how you feel! Happy Birthday, Ryan! xo ♥

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Happy birthday, Ryan! May he have many more happy and healthy birthdays.

(Golly he's so cute, D!)

Chatty Crone said...

What a sweet tribute! Happy Birthday, Ryan!

Stephanie said...

Oh Diana, what a precious post! Happy Birthday to you son. Both of you are richly blessed to have one another. Hugs to you!

Merlesworld said...

Happy birthday.
Life is a running circle lets hope it never stops.

Adam said...

They both look pretty similar at that age. Happy Birthday to him

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Ahhh Diana your pride shines through sweet friend. So happy cake day with candles and please send Birthday boy many happy magical wishes.

My Kentucky Living said...

Oh how sweet. They just grow up so fast! But now you have a mini-son with your grandson! You are so blessed! Sheila E

Gypsy Heart said...

What a sweet post and good lookin' guys! It's evident he's great with kids. Love seeing photos of precious.


Pom Pom said...

Aw! Your boy! He's cute like you! Happy day to you, good mother.

Nonnie said...

That is just too sweet! I love it and love seeing a Dad love his child. Happy birthday to him and happy birth day remembrance to you.

Nellie said...

Sending the very best of birthday wishes to your son! I love to see fathers involved in taking care of their children. I often wonder how our girls are the age they are since I, of course, am no older.:-) xo Nellie

Red Rose Alley said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful son, Diana! He sounds like a genuine guy, and such a loving father and husband and son. I wonder why he dressed up as a rabbit for so many years, how funny? You were a soccer mom! Jess played soccer for many years, so we were out on the field cheering her on.

This is special post for your special son. Love that third picture, such a typical boy. : ) Sons make us moms very happy, don't they?

love, ~Sheri

amazingsusan said...

a great tribute <3

Missy George said...

Happy birthday. The baby pictures of the two of them look the identical...Adorable!

Vee said...

Awwww...very sweet. Your son and grandson look so much alike! Having your grandson in the house must take you way back. Well not THAT far back.

Suzan Sweatman said...

What a beautiful post - loved every photo - but especially the one of him washing his little one's hair - melts my heart !
His son is his twin !!!

Launna said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet son Ryan ;-)

I also wanted to thank you for your very kind commet, I was touched.... I'm so glad your blog saved your grandson, that is so wonderful ♡ xox

Diane said...

Wonderful sweet post and pictures Diana.

Hugs diane

Rose L said...

Somebody sure is loved! So sweet! He is probably blushing when he reads this post!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Happy birthday Ryan. What a sweet post. Smilin'.

tammy j said...

what a gorgeous young man he is.
a wonderful post of beautiful memories.
and i LOVE that you love his wife so much too!
happy birthday ryan!

Claudia said...

Hello Diana,
what a lovely post for your Sun's Birthday! Happy Birthday to him and all the Best!
I just wanted to say Thank you for your so kind words about my knitted Socks and stiched card in Ana's Blogpost :O)
Wishing you a wonderful week,
Love, hugs and blessings to you,
Claudia xo

Wanda said...

How I loved seeing your son from baby to grown man with a son of his own. Life is so precious and these pictures are so full of love. You are a special mom......Hugs.

joanne said...

awww, I'm a sucker for a proud mama post. He looks like a great son and I can see how proud you are. He was a big boyo too, mine was over 10lbs...ouch. Happy Birthday Ryan.

BeachGypsy said...

Loved seeing those pictures....sure takes ya back doesnt it? Happy birthday to your son! Are yall ready for thanksgiving?

BeachGypsy said...

Loved seeing those pictures....sure takes ya back doesnt it? Happy birthday to your son! Are yall ready for thanksgiving?

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

This was fun to see and oh my like father like son when you compare the pics of them when dad was a little boy ! Happy Thanksgiving to you all :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

This was fun to see and oh my like father like son when you compare the pics of them when dad was a little boy ! Happy Thanksgiving to you all :)

Cristina Garay said...

What a sweet post, Diana! Happy Birthday to Ryan! Beautiful pictures.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Very sweet, Diana. You do birthday posts really, really well. Ryan is a handsome guy, his wife is beautiful, and their little boy is adorable. And, yes, I agree. Your son''s a good daddy. xxx

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Such sweet memories for you! Happy Birthday Ryan!

Bethany Carson said...

Happy birthday to Ryan! This is a wonderful post. I enjoyed learning more about your family through the photos.

Renee said...

Happy Birthday Ryan. What a sweet post. When hubby and I were choosing names our boys name was Ryan but we got the Rebecca instead :)