Time Flies

Twenty years ago...

...he was a chunky one year old with chubby cheeks and curls.

Yesterday he turned 21. Gone are the chubby cheeks, the curls, and the chunkiness. Now he is a lean, muscular man who, at 6' 3", makes me feel downright dainty :) He's grown into a fine man and we are very proud of him.

Happy Birthday, Flamebrain!! We love you.

(Oh, and to my older son - you can stop laughing now. Your birthday isn't too far off and I have just the picture.)


Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Awe! I love it! Little nekkid toes, up-turned tongue AND I think I have that same exact shirt he has on...only it's a much larger size in my closet. *looks at own gut*

-Tell me though, is that something on your wrist, something hanging down...black box with a cord??

Happy Birthday Baby Baby Swampy!

(sorry, that's just how we do it in my house)

swamp4me said...

The mysterious black box is my camera. Had this weird stuff in it, I think it was called "film."

Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

"Film." Delightful, I must learn more.



chryscat said...

What a beautiful picture! And I cannot believe you have a 21 year old child. *shaking head*
I love some redheads. I have two of my own.
Can't wait to see the other son's picture. heh
I love being a Mama.

SquirrleyMojo said...

you're gorgeous! especially w/o fire googles!

but now you have exposed your super secret blogger identity--

among all else you are a redhead--stawberry blonde to be precise (?)--

why didn't i figure this out sooner??! it all makes perfect sense now . . .

username said...

What an awesome pic!

Mine are 14, 10 and 6.

I feel so old. I can't imagine what it's going to be like when they're hitting twenty. Wait.

*stops and thinks*

*imagines less laundry, noise and miniscule grocery bills*

Wow. *is amazed at the thought*

swamp4me said...

It's true, SQMojo, I am a strawberry blonde -- the absolute "between" of hair colors! Half the people I know say I have red hair, the other half say blonde.

Since this picture is 20 years old (and I am wearing those fab 80s sunglasses), I figure my super secret blogger identity is still pretty safe :)

Kel, you won't believe how long groceries last once your kids are grown and out of the house! *g*

Keith, RN said...

Ours turns 22 on July 10th. It is still quite mysterious, this maturing process....Just this morning I sent an email with budgeting advice. Parenting never ends, it justs changes......and when the grocery bills decline, there can be plenty of others to take its place..........

Silver Zephyr said...

what a chubby little monkey. LOVE the fiery red hair. i can't wait to use old photos for embarassment. it seems like ALOT of fun!