From the file of...Your dad is NUTS

So my darling boy... you have heard the story over & over....
These are the pictures PROOF that your father really did STRAP you to the lawn mower while mommy was out one afternoon...
Not sure what was more shocking for the neighbors.. your dad or your mother screaming like a crazy person... But come on... YOU WERE ON THE LAWN MOWER!
Dane 5 mos. Kansas City, MO





Look at you!


I flip back & forth...one min... thinking you still look so little.... & others... thinking you look so grown up. I am just amazed at how fast 9 years has gone by.... I am so excited to see what you have in store for yourself.... but at the same time I want to grab you with both arms & keep you 9 years old forever....

Excuse me Mr. African Warrior...


Excuse me sir... I think you dropped this.... African Warriors in Fredrikstad... The warrior dropped his pretty necklace& you being the nice boy that you are... went to return it to him....
Spent the day out at Isegran... where you went to circus school.... built a boat... found a mine from WWII.... went to town for Chinese food & ran into an African warrior.... Only in Norway...

For my baby boy...

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my baby.... my first born... I want you to know how beautiful & special & perfect you are. You are smart & funny & wise beyond your years.
I look at you & I see so many possibilities. You my dear boy, can be or do anything you want... & I hope we will raise you to KNOW that...
There is something you say or do everyday, that I think to myself... " I need to write that down" & of course I don't because I am on my way out the door...or making dinner or some other excuse.
I decided today that this will be the day that I write all of those cute or not so cute things down... so we will have a place to write to look back & laugh & remember.

Each day I look at you & wonder where the time has gone.... seems like yesterday you were 2. Part me is so excited to see what you will become...another part of me is sad that you are growing up so fast. You are so much like me... that is probably why we butt heads so often... your creative.. & like to think out of the box. your messy, and a procrastinator. Your sensitive & sweet...
You are also so much like your pappa... smart..very smart & stubborn. But that is what makes you so perfect... thats what makes you YOU! I love you duckie doo!