Friday, 23 December 2016

Happy 18th Birthday, Aaron!

Eighteen years ago, in the small town of Kemmerer, Wyoming, I gave birth to my youngest child, Aaron. What an amazing journey it has been since.  I've included some snapshots of Aaron over the years since his birth. My apologies that the quality in some of the images is not that great.

Here he is at two months old 
I crocheted the blanket he is sitting on

My little beachcomber at around 2½ years of age

Around 3 years old 

His first day at Preschool

Poolside at around 4 years of age

His first day of Grade 1

Aaron loved going on nature walks with me 
We would always have our cameras at the ready

It has been an amazing journey and it has been a blast to watch him grow up. 
I'm so very proud of the wonderful young man that Aaron has become. 

Aaron and I at one of our many day trips,
This one was to Mount Tamborine

Aaron graduated high school last month. 
I'm SO, so proud! 

Here he is with his older brother, Bradley, on his school formal evening.

And with his Grandma.

Today, Aaron drove us to Wynnum at the bayside
to get out of the house for his birthday.

Afterwards, Aaron goofed around with Snapchat 

 Bradley was in on the fun too

It's been a fun day with pizza planned for dinner 
and also a toast to Aaron's 18th as he can legally drink alcohol now. 

And especially for you, Aaron, my beautiful boy. May your future be filled with many amazing opportunities, blessings, and much love. This song — one of my favourites — by The Pretenders says it all. The lyrics were written by the legendary Bob Dylan.   Click HERE to watch on YouTube if the video below does not work. 

Enjoy the rest of your special day, my son. Love you always. xo

And love, light, and peace to all.


Jennifer Rose said...

Happy Birthday to him! He looks so tall compared to everyone lol :)

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks, Jen — will pass your birthday greeting on to Aaron. He is quite tall — 6 foot 1 inch when his height was taken last. He usually has to hunch down when he takes selfies with us. haha

Rita said...

What a wonderful tribute! Love the pictures from when he was little. :) Happy birthday to Aaron!! :):) This is a great song, too. Merry Christmas!! :)

Jennifer Rose said...

lol I thought that was what he was doing in that photo of him and you :)

Serena Lewis said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the post, Rita. Will pass your Birthday wishes on to Aaron.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas too! xo

Maree Clarkson said...

Congratulations on Aaron's birthday Serena, can see where he gets his good looks from!

Serena Lewis said...

Awwww, thank you, Maree! :)

Victoria Zigler said...

Happy birthday, Aaron!

Serena Lewis said...

Aaron thanks you, Tori. xo