04 June, 2010

huppy burfday.

stop growing up.

right this very second.

you are magic, just as you are. . .






"If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!" — J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)


Shari said...

i can't tell you how many times i've said the same thing to my boys...they think it's hilarious when i say i want them to stay small forever...in fact my 4 yr old (now 5) responded with, "i don't want to be a small daddy!" LOL

love the energy in the photo...

xo, shari in hb

Dria said...

Mine are 19, 17 and 13.. time has gone too fast-- I would love to go back- but I wouldn't want them to stay little forever- each age has brought new adventures.
As they are maturing they are still my kids but they are also becoming my friends.

shelly said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RALEIGH!!! We love you SOOOO much, you 7 year old!

Grandma and Grandpa

(Check your dad's e-mail for a birthday e-mail!)

Justin M. Bowen said...

Could you be a better mom? I think not.

The Never Fairy said...

Actually, that quote is not from J.M. Barrie, as it doesn't appear in either his play or book of Peter Pan.


Natalie. said...

The Never Fairy, I'm PRETTY sure this one is him. . . he just said it. It's not in his play or book. . . but out of his mouth. . . ;)

I could be wrong though!

Either way, it's beautiful. . .

Kindsay and Erik said...

Cool picture Nat! I can't believe how big Raleigh is!!!! 7 years old!!!! Tell that grown up that we miss him and can't wait to smack his bum 7 times when you guys come to visit this summer. We love you all and miss you so much!

Annie Link said...



Oh. You so good, you.

Mwa to you and Rals. All over your faces.

(He looks EXACTLY like you at this age--you caught it in this shot - - pulled my heart right out of my chest.)