Since my last two First Born Friday posts (you can read them HERE and HERE) have been pretty emotional, I thought I would share something a little lighter this Friday. It’s the last Friday that my baby will be 5-years-old!!!! So, here are 5 of my favorite pictures/moments from the last 5 years. (It was really hard to pick one from each year, but I still need to go make decorations for his party, so I made some quick decisions!)
This one is absolutely one of my all time favorites. It’s from about a month after he was born.
Sure it may just have been gas, but this is the first time he ever smiled. Plus, we caught it on camera! We didn’t even have camera phones back then, so this was a pretty big deal.
Next, we have a typical winter in Wisconsin picture in his second year.
Look at that gummy grin! He was well over a year old and still had hardly any teeth. We got him all dressed up, and this was the first time he ever went and played in the snow. He was so bundled up, he could hardly move outside. He sure did love it!
This next picture is right before his 2nd birthday, so I guess it’s still in year 2….but I couldn’t resist.
I had went out to dinner with my friends for my birthday, and my husband dressed him up like this. He then came to the restaurant and had him walk over. My heart just melted.
I was on bed rest with the twins, but he was having so much fun with Grandma and Grandpa in the bath, I had to come in and take a picture.
For those of you who don’t already know, I have a great love for everything Hello Kitty. This picture was from when the twins had just come home from the NICU.
I think we were all a little over-tired and giddy, so my son had put on this shower cap my Mom had given me, and I had to take a picture.
Finally, you get one bonus. This is from my fabulous friend and photographer, Laura Lee. How she got this amazing picture, I’ll never know. He never wants to post for me!
So, there you have it. 5 of my favorite moments from the past 5 years. There are countless others, but now I have to get crafty because someone is turning 6 in a few days.
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
I had a camera phone 5 years ago 🙂 Loving all your photos – love all the memories you shared.
Lucky! I just finally got a good one 😉 Thank you!
Penny Struebig says
Great pictures! I love them all. Your photographer friend did a beautiful job on the last one.
Yes, she’s awesome. Thank you!
That’s one heck of a smile on your little guy! It’s fun to see the changes through the years and five years old is a big milestone. Happy birthday to him! (BTW… I’m a fellow Wisconsinite. It’s always nice to “meet” someone from the Midwest.)
Alanna @ Alanna & Company says
What a cutie!
Lisa/Syncopated Mama says
Boy, that would be SO hard to choose just one photo to showcase for every year! I loved the first one – gas or not, it’s adorable!
Thank you! Me too. 🙂
My Urban Family says
Aww, cute photos! Especially the last one 🙂 I worked as a newborn photographer for a couple hospitals when I was in college and it’s definitely a challenge to capture moments like that. Nice job on the first one!
It was pure luck on my part 😉 Thank you!
Inspiration Indulgence says
He just melts my heart! That picture in the tub, and when he’s smiling 1 month old! You are so blessed.
Thank you so much!
Chrissa - Physical Kitchness says
SHUT UP that last photo of him makes me just want to pinch his ‘lil cheeks! What a handsome little man!!! xoxo
Awe. Thank you so much Chrissa!
Isn’t is a sweet/sad blend of emotions looking back over the years as our kids grow? Your son has a gorgeous smile! And photographers amaze me as well, no way my kids will even sit still for a picture taken by me.
I know! And yes, definitely bitter sweet.
Cindy Calzone (Hometown Queen Bee) says
What a cutie! Great pics, thanks for sharing!
Thank you Cindy!
Alyssa from The Sparkly Life says
ahhh! what a cutie! i love the shot of him smiling while sleeping as a baby. And in that most recent one, he looks like a little catalog model! 🙂
Hee hee. Thank you!
Tarynn Playle says
Wow! So many great photos!! That first one, with the smile!! So adorable!! And that last one-wow!! So grown up! It goes by so fast! What a handsome little guy! 😀
I know! I can’t believe he is going to be 6.
Lindsey Smallwood says
Those pics are all totally cute – but i LOVE little boys in suits. Oh my goodness, what a cutie. Thanks for sharing your little man with us.
Me too! Thank you Lindsey!
Roger MacRae says
It must have been hard to pick 5 of your favorites. I know if I had to pick five of my favorite of my son it would take me days and he is only three.
Here’s wishing your son a very happy birthday and many many more.
Thank you so much!
tara pittman says
My heart is melting over those pictures. I miss the baby days with my boys.
Awe. Thank you!
Time flies so fast. It feels like yesterday I just gave birth and today my daughter is already 2.6.
Looks like your son knows how to pose for a good picture. He’s very photogenic. The first picture is adorable.
My daughter also hardly had any teeth at 1 y.o.:)
It does fly! I can’t believe he was ever that small, and now I can’t believe he’s going to be 6.
Oh my gosh, he is so photogenic! He looks amazing in all of these pictures. And look at him posing in that last one, he’s ready to be a little model haha!
Ha! I know. He will never do that for me…just our photographer. Thanks Becky!
OMG these pictures are adorable!! I love the poses! Too cute!
Jasmine Espinal says
Adorable! Sweet post to end the week
Your pictures are great, the kids are adorable and I love the story
He is adorable. I love all the photos, especially his baby picture. The smile is precious.
Elizabeth O. says
How adorable! Your big boy has been through so much! You’re one lucky momma.
Your son really is just the cutest! I love baby pics! Thank you for sharing about such a sweet boy!
Thank you for stopping by! 🙂
Anamika Ojha says
Hey Shann, I am in love with your son…he is soooo cute. If you would have stayed in Florida, then I would have definitely tried to come on his b’day and played with him…God bless the cutiepie… 🙂
Ha ha! Thank you!
It is so emotional and fulfilling to look back over the years of being a mother. Such a blessing.
Yes to both. Thank you!
He is so cute. Love the photo of him in the raincoat. Such a lovely smile he has.
They grow up so fast, don’t they? My little boy is 7, and I look at him daily and think: Stop growing up already
Karen Patten says
I love this idea of choosing a picture from each year! It’s so funny – when they’re younger I always wonder what they will look like in a couple of years – but at an older age I look back and think “of course that’s what he looks like now.” So funny. You have a very handsome six year old!
Karlyn Cruz says
They grow up so fast. I want my baby to stay little forever. Each year will bring years, I’m sure.
I know. Too fast
Cynthia @craftoflaughter says
What a special memento of his five years! He is such a good looking kid and I know how loved he is!
Thank you so much!
So precious! I love photos from when my first born was younger. Your photos are great.
Jaclyn Anne says
I don’t think I have EVER seen a baby smile like that! What an adorable picture – actually ALL the pictures of your boy are wonderful! What a handsome little man!
Thank you so much!
OMG, he is so handsome! Thanks for sharing his evolution! Much love to you and your family through it all! Namaste
Thank you so much, Claudette.
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Liz Mays says
I think my favorite is that recent one by the fence, but they’re all so cute!
Aww he looks just like you in that bathtub picture. I love these!
Thank you! 🙂
Jennifer Clay says
He is such a cutie. It is amazing how much a kid changes over the years. My first born will be turning…gulp… 10 in February.
He doesn’t even look like the same kid!
So much cuteness! 🙂
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What a handsome boy! My son is almost 7. They grow up far too fast!!
Debbie Denny says
Oh he is just the cutest thing. So cute and his look makes you want to hug and squish him!
Awe. Thank you!
Fashionable Librarian says
They grow up so fast so treasure these moments…..
Jonathan Key says
He is so cute! I like the one of him in his little dressed up outfit with the tie. The bath one is also cute too. That’s the age currently of my little guy. What a great story. They grow up so quickly!
They do! It’s amazing.
Such a sweet little man! It’s amazing how fast they grow!
Shannon Hall says
These are all adorable! I can’t believe you caught his first smile on camera!
Thank you .Me neither!
These are so cute! That first smiley baby picture is just the sweetest thing!
Awwwww what a cutie :):) loving the photos you chose to share!
Rebecca Swenor says
These are some gorgeous memorable pictures indeed of him. I always loved dressing my boys up with dress clothes which included little ties. They grow up to fast for sure. Thanks for sharing your 5 favorite which are all adorable.
Thank you so much Rebecca 🙂
The Wardrobe Stylist says
Ahhh God bless them they are so precious…I love looking at old photos and remembering how tiny my kiddies were…sometimes it makes me tear up.