Saturday, July 15, 2017


Eight years ago today
after a long, arduous labor this
sweet boy was born
into our family.

He has been such a blessing to us.
He is smart, sweet, silly
and has a tender heart
and he LOVES saving money.

We won't be with him today
to celebrate-
because he lives 6+ hours away
but we are with him in spirit
and called to wish him a

We might even have a present
for you, Big E!
Your mom will give it to you for us!

MAYBE it is 
markers you can share with your sister!
In case she runs out!
We all know how much fun
that is!

Maybe it will be something
for your 
Please DO NOT bring him into 
early in the morning
when I am visiting!

Waking up next to Papa is scary enough!

Have a great birthday, Ethan!
We love you to the moon and back!!!!
your photo name


"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Big Happy Birthday from California, Ethan!

Susie said...

Diana, I am sending birthday wishes to Ethan. He is growing up too. Although I think he's is still at that squeezable age. LOL. Oh boy you know he going to tease with that lizard. LOL Things like that you have to worry about stepping on. Yikes. I think of them as snakes with feet. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Happiest of birthdays to sweet Ethan! I don't think I'd be playing with his new pet either. Lol! Wishing him a year filled with happiness and many, many blessings! xoxo

Mildred said...

Happy Birthday! They grow up so fast! God bless your weekend.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

He is adorable! They do grow up so fast!

Chatty Crone said...

Happy birthday to your cutie pie! I do love that he shared his markers with his sister tho!

NanaNor's said...

Happy Birthday to your grandson! I am sure you'd love to be with him on this day, but that is quite a distance to travel. Sending weekend hugs to you dear friend.

Kay G. said...

Eight is GREAT!
Happy Birthday to Ethan! He is so doggone cute, just like his sister and cousins!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Happy Birthday to Ethan! And who WOULDN'T want a lizard as a pet?

Pom Pom said...

What a cutie pie! I am so glad we didn't have to agree to lizard ownership when our kids were growing up!

Junkchiccottage said...

LOL!!! How cute this post is and Happy Birthday to Big Boy E. Hope he has a fun day.
Hugs my friend. Have a good weekend.

Kim said...

Ha! I love it. Your grandkids are the cutest. I know it must be hard to be so far away on his birthday...then again, this particular birthday, with his new pet, you might not be so sad! ;)

Merlesworld said...

He is a cutie, happy birthday.

Simply LKJ said...

Happy Birthday Ethan! OMG, I cannot get over how much he and Anna Ireland look alike in their pictures!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh that face! On both of them! They must get away with a lot with those innocent eyes. My son got a gecko for his 8th birthday too. It lived 10 years!! Happy Birthday Ethan!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Happy Birthday Ethan - what a beautiful boy he is.


Vee said...

He is going to love this post! His little sister looks so much like him! Hope that he had a happy, happy day.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Happy birthday to your darling grandson! I hope he enjoys his new pet. ♥

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Ha!! I love that pet! Happy birthday to big boy E. He shares his birthday with some pretty important people (it's my birthday today, too!!). -Jenn

LV said...

One thing for sure the genes in your family know how to make precious, adorable children. He is so cute. Watch out for the girls when he gets older.

amazingsusan said...

Happy BD from Canada Big E :)

Teresa@magazineyourhome said...

Oh my such a big boy! Tell him happy birthday, he sure is a looker!

Blondie's Journal said...

Love and BIG birthday wishes to Ethan!

What the heck is that thing?

Jane x

Karen said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ETHAN! He has grown so much! Handsome young man.

Donna said...

Happy Birthday, Ethan!! Such a handsome young man!

Missy George said...

LOL...Happy Birthday Ethan!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Ethan! I can't believe he's already 8! I've been following along and watching him grow. This is such a funny picture of BrightEyes. I hope Ethan had a special day doing all the things he loves. And that lizard creeped me out hehehehe.

love, ~Sheri

ps...that was a cute story about CJK thinking of you when they drove through Starbucks, and even more wonderful that your son drove back 7 miles just to get a coffee and goodie for you. : )

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Diana, what a lucky little boy to have such a funny grandma!!.Happy Birthday Cutie..xxoJudy

Debby Ray said...

Oh you just crack me up, girl. What a cute and funny way to wish E a happy Birthday! By the way, the cute little gecko is adorable and all but I would really not want him in my bed either...LOL!

Carla from The River said...

:-) Happy Birthday :-)

Nonnie said...

That beautiful little face. Happy birthday to your sweet boy. I wouldn't want that lizard in my room either. It is quite a unique lizard though. Oh dear, that little girl with the markers. She is washable and what a precious picture. At least she didn't mark all over the walls? I hope?

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Happy Birthday! One of mine was 9.1 pounds and that was big enough / hard to imagine pushing 10 lbs out! :)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

What a sweetheart! Happy Birthday sweet boy:)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Happy Birthday, Ethan! Hope your day was wonderful and full of surprises! xx Karen

sin soleng said...

Happy Birthday Ethan! OMG, I cannot get over how much he and Anna Ireland look alike in their pictures!

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