Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Todd Turns Twelve Today


12 years of marveling at the first miracle in my life.
11 slides in the PowerPoint presentation of your District
prize-winning
Science project
.
10-ish bedtime. Waaaay too late!
9 items of clothing on your bedroom floor right now. Arrrgh!
8 years-old when you started consistently
beating me
at Mario Kart Double Dash.
7 days between your and Davion's
(best friend and cousin) birthdays
.
6 grades in school winning the hearts of all some
of your teachers
.
5-5K races run.
(I forgive you for sprinting past me at the end each time.)
4 years of piano lessons. Keep it up, Kid. Chicks dig musicians.
3 terms of perfect grades last year! WOW!!
2 siblings that want to be as cool as you are.
1 Great kid. I love you, Todd.

10 comments:

Deanna Quinton Larson said...

Rita, this is just so sweet! My son's 12th birthday is coming up in a few days and I am bummed that my baby has gotten so old. I love that kid more than words can express but you've done an amazing job with your little poem.

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday Todd! You are one cool, funny, caring, smart, friendly, responsible kid! It's a good thing you don't charge for your awesomeness or I'd be broke!! We love you!!

Mandy said...

Happy Happy Birthday Todd!

The Bullknitter said...

Happy Milestone Birthday to your boy. Young men's, passing the sacrament, temple trips. Oh so much fun to look forward to. A big milestone birthday.

Beverly said...

Happy Birthday Todd! I'm so proud of you. I hope this is only one of many wonderful birthdays to come.

Kristen Gregson said...

What a great post! Happy birthday, Todd!

Melissa said...

Wow what a handsome lookin' kid! Happy Birthday Todd. We Love you!

McKenzie said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe that Todd is 12! Congratulations! What a great age! It seems like yesterday that he was saying he spelled his name "T-o-d-d-d-d-d-d-d". Happy Birthday! (Oh, and Happy Birthday to Davion if he or Suzanne read this!)

Sheri said...

Happy Birthday Todd!

Deanna Quinton Larson said...

Hey Rita, good luck with your marathon in the morning! Do well for all of us non-runners!