Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Happy Birthday Michael!!!!

My second born turns twelve today! Although those of you who know Michael would declare what a quiet, nice, shy boy he was....(and he is), he is also the prankster of our family.

Michael has a unique ability to make you smile in spite of yourself; to get you to laugh just when he should be getting a reprimand...to just shake your head at his antics.

Michael's birth was the result of much prayer, deferred hopes, fertility drugs and the faith of his older brother who desperately wanted a sibling...I remind Jon of that when he is unable to appreciate Michael's talents as a younger brother.

Michael has made us  smile from the day he was born and I have really enjoyed watching him grow and develop his own unique personality and abilities.

Considering how shy he was as a toddler, it is really neat to watch him develop so many friendships...though he was probably my most with drawn toddler....(cried every day for the first three months of his first year of school), he probably has the largest social circle of all of my children....because this circle happens to include as many girls as boys....I will continue to keep a watchful Mother's eye on my "sweet quiet Michael".

Happy Birthday Michael, we are very proud of you!!!!


Shaun and Holly said...

Happy Birthday to you Michael!!!!
Holly and family

Mona said...

Happy Birthday Michael
Looks like you had a great day.
Jen Michael is such a pleasure to be around.His politeness and care for others is amazing.

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Michael!! LOVE the pics!!

I have a "shy, quiet" boy too--(so we all think...right Jen? lol)

Memory I have of Michael is coming for dinner a LONG time ago somewhere close to the airport across the bridge and Michael wanting to be naked the whole time we were there. We didn't have kids yet, and I wasn't quite sure what was going on (lol, I've since learned) but we thought it was VERY humorous of this little 2 year old and his facination with his "birthday suit"...

Rhonda said...

Happy Birthday Michael!

Michael is blessed to have such great parents nurturing him and guiding him in the right direction.

Great job Mom!!

jewels said...


"Happy Mother's Day, Jen!" (I always feel like my children's birthdays are the REAL Mother's Day)

Shari said...

Belated Happy Birthday Michael... you share the same day as my Mom, but of course different years!!