Today is Conor's 7th birthday, and after I dropped him off at school, I came home and spent the next few hours looking back at pictures of this little guy and life since he joined our family. It hasn't been the same, that's for sure! Conor is my only baby that came early. He wanted to be in the party. No, not just in the party, the life of the party!
Conor is spirited, dramatic, charming, cuddly, sentimental, helpful, sensitive, tender-hearted, cautious, bold, witty, clever, bossy (or as Lyndsay puts it, "he shows leadership qualities") challenging, wise, deep, funny, maddening, stubborn, sneaky, fun-loving, competitive, and loud. He has busted his way out of my womb and into the world with firecracker energy, and a heart that is equally as soft and lovable. I cannot imagine my life without him in it, and though he drives me nuts sometimes, he also melts me in the best way. And he has given me another chance to do what I love the very most: mother.
I absolutely adore him. He is quite a character. It was hard to choose my "favorite" pictures of him throughout the years because there are so many, but here are 50ish that made me laugh, and cry, today.
Happy birthday, Bubba Loo!