Monday, January 12, 2009

How Did This Happen?

Wow. This is a hard one to write and I'm not sure why. My first son turns 18 today. There are so many emotions wrapped up in that sentence, I don't think there are words to adequately describe what I'm feeling. I at once feel both older than I really am and not nearly at the point in my life that I should be able to say I have an adult son.

We were less than two years older than Alexx is now when we had him, and it really doesn't seem like that long ago. Alexx says he enjoys having young parents. We'll see if he still feels that way when he goes out to leave for school in the morning:

He hates anything that calls attention to him, so I wouldn't be surprised if he opted to be late for school in order to try and wash it off. We just couldn't resist. We have a few other things in store for him, as well. We're so wicked!

Hey - this is what you get when you've got parents who aren't much more mature than you are.

Happy Birthday, my son!

To be continued ...


  1. Love it! Happy Birthday to Alex and congratulations to you:)

  2. I'll never forget the day Alexx was born. I lived in Indy and we had friends visiting from Cleveland for the weekend. I told Mark "you can invite them but if Holly is having that baby I AM OUT OF HERE". Yes, I walked out on our guests, drove to Muncie, arrived in time to stand outside the room and hear Alexxander James Anderson's newborn cry.
    First child, first grandchild, first nephew...we sure have tried a lot of him (remember the toy boat incident).
    Happy Birthday Alexx, we love you! Congrats Holly & Sean, you are awesome parents to an adult. You must be OLD (tee-hee).

  3. Happy Birthday Alexx!
    I can't wait to hear how he reacted to his car.