This is "Brody". My middle main man who just loves to have his picture taken.
No, really he does, see?
He's turning 9 today. And this momma is sentimental. Not that he'll let me hug him all day.
And being that he LOVES to be in front of the camera, I have tons of smily pictures.
No I don't.
But I did find a few that make ME smile as I think of what a remarkable boy he is, even if he HATES the camera.
He has played soccer for many years - I can't say he loves it, but he doesn't give up and never wants to quit - and he brings that determination out with him on the field. This year he is goalie and it is making me a nervous nellie - it is up to him to stop that ball- Ahhhhhhhh!
He loves peanut butter sandwiches and lemonade and enjoyed it every chance he could at Grandma's this summer. (look at me sneaking this shot)
He and his dad have this amazing new bond over shooting guns - it's something new and made me a little uneasy, but Matt has been extremely cautious in teaching him and he absolutely loves it - it is so great to see them talk about it - he lights up.
He is fascinated with reptiles - and was a great sport this summer when we didn't find any alligators in Florida - maybe not the greatest sport of me catching him in his fancy headgear.....
But luckily, there are still a ton of lizards for him to catch in our backyard.
And every once and awhile, I can catch him in a smile.......
But what makes me laugh the most is finding little treats like these:
While painting his room a few weeks ago, I found this next to his bed...... I HATED painting over it!
And right now, he is all consumed with Star Wars - who doesn't love stumbling upon a R2D2 Mailbox in Downtown Springfield, IL??
But my all-time favorite picture of Brody this year???
and the recovery pic says it all:
He is a super fun boy that I love to pieces.
And he's only 9 - I can't wait to see what he is like when he's 20!
Happy Birthday to my smart, determined, soccer- playing, Star-Wars-Loving Boy!
I love you!