Happy 10th Birthday, Alex!
My (youngest) baby brother is 10 today, and I'm in a glass case of emotion! -Anchorman? Anyone? Okay...moving on.
Alex was born when I was a senior in high school, and has had my heart ever since. When I'd carry him around in public, people would often think he was my son (with good reason, we share more DNA than any child I will ever have will). :-) His chunky, squishy, adorable baby face has since become one of a handsome young man with striking green eyes half hidden by eyelashes for miles (that I'm way jealous of, jeez...why couldn't I have gotten those?), and a smarty pants personality to go along with it.
I'm a little emotional and sappy today, not only because I am feeling quite old to think that he's already 10 when it seems like he was born yesterday, but also because I am so proud of the intelligent, quirky, sensitive, handsome little man he's become, and I'm so excited to witness the greatness I know he's destined for.
Happy birthday, Alexander Ryan...I love you very, very, very much and I'm going to give you an embarrassingly (for you, anyway) long hug tomorrow when I see ya.
Brown hair. Never again. Amen.
Aaaaand a couple of his "back to school" pics I took a few weeks ago. Handsome kid, that one.
Love you, baby boy.