It's a little bit hard to believe that 8 years ago, I wasn't someone's ima! But now....wow.
He started out like this (6 days old):
(this was originally a film print...oy, I feel old!)
...to this character of an 8 year old, who is full of opinions, a comedian-in-training, and the life of the party...
I can't believe that I'm the mother of an 8 year old!
He's a real person, he watches movies and tells stories, he reads books cover-to-cover and he plays video games. He always wants to do whatever's next, whatever he might finally be old enough for, but he also likes to watch Dora the Explorer with his little sister. He's in that not-a-baby but not-a-preteen, still a little kid but with the vocabulary of a middle-schooler. He slides on the floor whenever possible and never walks when he can run. He hasn't yet asked for his own cell phone but I can't believe the request is that far off (not that I'll grant it, mind you)....he's definitely growing up!
What a difference 8 years makes....
That last one is my Best Shot Monday, even though technically my dad took it.
I ordered the shot (nicely, of course).