Friday, April 3, 2009

6

6 years ago today, Tyler was born.


My SIL had just left maybe 30 minutes before my contractions started - Todd had agreed with me that it would be a great idea to have his sister come on a weekly basis and clean the kitchens and bathrooms (which might have also owned to the fact that if I got down on my hands and knees to scrub the floors I couldn't get back up and move and had told him he would have to start doing these things).


Todd was at an auction in Kidron, about 30 min. away.


My contractions started off with a bang - 3 minutes apart (at 5:00 p.m.). I called Todd - if you're not here in 20 min. I'm driving myself to the hospital.


He came flying in 22 min. later - we get to the hospital and I've already been on the phone with the doctor asking for my epidural as soon as I get there.



6 1/2 hours later, Tyler is born.....

What an easy baby. He slept through the night at 7 weeks old, walked at 13 months and always had a smile.




He was a sentimental little boy - just looking at him wrong would upset him to no end and he would start crying (thankfully he has outgrown it now). He is all boy, into tractors, farming, hunting, playing in the mud.


I cannot believe that he is 6 years old already.


He grows like a weed. A couple years ago I jokingly said he needed to quit growing (he was growing out of his jeans every 2-3 months at that point) and oh.....he got so upset with me thinking that he was growing to fast. He fights with his sister, and gets rather inventive on ways to antagonize her. He enjoys school right now, and is so ready for kindergarten in the fall.

Happy birthday buddy! Love you,
Mom

PS - today was the birthday party with grandparents, family and friends. I'll be back tomorrow with piggy pictures - I am EXHAUSTED!








12 comments:

Michaela said...

Happy birthday to Tyler! It seems like he had a lot of fun today.

Philigry said...

happy birthday to your sweet son, they do grow too fast. i loved hearing the story of how he was born. i hope you get some rest!

Niki RuralWritings said...

Happy Bday to your Tyler! 6 is an important age...no longer such a little boy :)
I can relate about being exhausted after the birthday party...they were the most truly exhausintg events in our year, especially if we had invited other children. But your little lad looks like he had a great day!

Lindsey said...

Happy B day,,,how fun that we both have a 6 year old!

Cheryl said...

Happy birthday to your little boy! I have a 4 1/2 year old girl who seems to think she's at least 6 sometimes!

Janice said...

He has the best birthday ever... It is my birthday too. Except mine started way before his day. I am now 35. To be 6 years old again...
I'm excited for your son. I'm sure he had a fun day.

APA said...

Happy, happy birthday, Kris, to your six year old, cutie patootie, Tyler! This is a sweet letter he will enjoy and appreciate as time moves on and he knows, feels your affection and love for him, for the beautiful being he is!

Ana :)

scrappy quilter said...

Happy Birthday...sorry it's a day lte.

Nancy M. said...

Sorry so late, but Happy Birthday Tyler!!!

Kristie said...

Sure hope he had a wonderful birthday! They grow so fast! My little one is also 6!
Kristie

farm mom said...

Happy Belated Birthday Tyler!! What a cutie! :)

warren said...

How awesome! I didn't know you had one born the same as we did! Happy birthday!