Monday, September 8, 2008

Happy Happy Birthday Zachary Dear!

Oh My Gosh!!! My baby boy is 16 today!!!!! What??

Here are a few things we love about Zachary~

Bailey said~He holds me. He gives me food.Happy Birthday Zach

Grace said~ He goes swimming in the pool with mermaids. He plays with this airplane with me

Tony said~His sense of humor. He is kind to people. He likes the sports I like.

Hannah said~ He's crazy! He makes everyone laugh

Rachelle said~His sense of humor. His motivation.Even though he likes to try to bruise me!

Here are a few more things that I love about Zachary!

Zachary is one of my funniest kids. He has always been a jokster! I've told this story to a few of you before, but it is my favorite stories. When we lived in Utah we had friends from church all around us. The neighbors on each side of us and the two behind us were from church. At night during the summer most families spent time outside. One summer evening we were in the backyard. We were laying on the trampoline talking. Tony, me and the kids. We could hear neighbors in all the yards around us. We kept telling Zachary to go get in the shower. He wouldn't do it. I finally yelled at him "Zachary, go get your butt in the shower now!!" he went upstairs, and I heard him Yell "Mom, I finally have my butt up here in the shower!" I looked upstairs and Zach had his butt pressed against the window and I heard loud laughter coming from the yards surrounding us! I was so embarrassed, but it cracks me up today thinking about it! That is SO Zachary!

Zach has a really sweet side to him. He is so kind (when he wants to be!) Rachelle and him have seminary at school together. Rachelle has a class that is at the far end of the campus. Zachary waits for her every single day to walk with her to class.She told me she thinks it is so sweet of him to do this. He introduces her to all his friends who play football and Rachelle thinks she has hit it big!

When he is out of town I love it when he comes home. He walks to the little girls and says "hey friends, I'm home! I missed you, did you miss me?" he means it too!

I expect so much out of him and he does it. Without too much complaint.

It is so fun to spend time with him, watching a show together, working side by side, driving. I just love talking with him. Learning about him. Sharing a part of his life.

He is a great kid and I count him as one of my greatest blessings!

Happy Birthday Zachary!


goingsome said...

Oh, what a sweet kids, I mean adult. Happy Birthday Zach. I can't believe that your Mom is that old. Ha Ha. Good going' Mom, keep it up!!!

sherry said...

Wow, he is a keeper. I love that he is sweet to his sisters. Especially in front of his kids. That has always been my biggest goal for my children, and so far I have totally failed. Maybe I just need more sweet boys.

Jenifer said...

What a great kid. I was laughing out loud at the butt story! Happy Birthday Zach!

I hope you are feeling a little better. I love your McBrilliant button!

Ginger said...

Happy Birthday Zach! I think you are wonderful. You are everything we could hope you could be. Don't change a thing, just be you. Love You.

Shelli said...

Happy Birthday, Zach! So, does this mean driving? Dating? Other cool things you couldn't do 24 hours ago? Woohoo! Don't give your mom too many heart attacks or gray hairs!

Aprilyn said...

What a nice brother! You are lucky to have him. I hope he had a great birthday!


Happy Birthday Zach! You really are a great kid! We sure love you. Now that you are of dating age, I only have one bit of advice for you - Stay away from the skanks!