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Se7en + 1 is Three… and a New Era…

September 30th, 2012 · 29 Comments

Hood #8 turned three today… I can not believe three years have passed since this happy little guy arrived in our home!!! I have to say I feel a little nostalgic… My babes grow up so fast and while I am excited about them growing up and moving on, I feel a little like: “It all went so fast…” How could all that delicious baby-ness be over – for reals…


Tradition has it that on your third birthday you have your haircut…

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And underneath those baby curls is a little lad… who went out for birthday breakfast…


And discovered the world of gifts!!!

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And I think he may have enjoyed those candles…


Just a little…


May all your wishes come true…


To our lover of blueberries…


And painting…

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To the boy who can… undo the plumbing faster than you can say plumber…


To our fiercest pirate…



To the sharer of stories…

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And lover all things beach…

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To the man that likes to stay up late and catch cat-naps on the couch…

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To the guy who loves piles of books…


And puzzles…


And speed…


To the best little brother…


And the breaker of legs…


The extreme athlete…


The runner of races…


I just don’t know how you grew up so fast!!!


But keep on laughing…


And laughing…


And napping!!!


We love you so…

You Can Read About His Well Documented Life Here…


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29 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Katja // Sep 30, 2012 at 9:02 am

    O my!I have not been in “touch” with my computer for a long time and i have to catch all posts of my favorite blogs. What i missed?!Happy birthday to all of your childrens that had birthday during this time!And a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, little pirate!

  • 2 Laura Ward // Sep 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I’ve been shockingly absent from the blog these last months (and I feel terrible about that!) but what a great post to come back in on – can’t believe Hood #8 is 3!!! (That time really did fly!) He looks so grown up with his haircut; very handsome! Happiest of birthdays to him from all the way across the ocean. All of us Herbs send our love!!

  • 3 Terri // Sep 30, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    He is so precious with the new hair cut! Our littlest boys are just a year and a few days apart. Happy birthday, little guy.

  • 4 Joanne // Sep 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Happy Birthday, I hope you all enjoy 3. And he looks like such a little man now, minus the hair!

  • 5 se7en // Sep 30, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Thank you Katja!!! So good to hear from you again… thanks for catching up!!! And yes it is indeed birthday season over here!!! Hope you have a fabulous week!!!

  • 6 se7en // Sep 30, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Hay Laura, How wonderful to hear from you!!! Can you believe our littlest is three whole years… and that is how old hood# #1 was when you all left!!! It has been a while!!! Lots of love to all of you right back and have a good birthday next week, yourself!!!

  • 7 se7en // Sep 30, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Thank you Terri… Isn’t it amazing what a difference a couple of snips… baby to boy in less than ten minutes!!! Hope you have a great week!!!

  • 8 se7en // Sep 30, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Thank you Joanne… This little guy has laughed his way through the ones and twos… and we are all hoping he keeps on laughing through the threes!!! THanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!!!

  • 9 Love and Lollipops // Sep 30, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    What a lovely post and such a spunky hair cut! Happy Birthday Hood # 8! Such lovely memories and those baby photos just make me go “aaah” 🙂

  • 10 Tammy // Sep 30, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Stunning post Happy birthday happy boy!

  • 11 Melanie Grant // Sep 30, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Congratulations Mom, such special moments – love the new haircut! Cannot believe it’s the same little boy, so grownup now. Heart moments!
    Melanie Grant´s last blog post ..Jesus and Jeff

  • 12 Kim Allen // Sep 30, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Happy Birthday to the littlest Hood! I remember the blog entry about his birth as if it was yesterday. Now that his hair is short, he looks so much like Hood #4!
    May his 4th year be awesome!

  • 13 se7en // Sep 30, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Thank you Love and Lollipops… I know, I know… every time we do a birthday post I sink into hours and hours wandering down memory lane!!! Hope you have a fabulous week!!!

  • 14 se7en // Sep 30, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Thanks Tammy… He had a great birthday, he’s on top of the world right now!!! Too sweet for words!!! Hope you all have a fabulous week!!!

  • 15 se7en // Sep 30, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks Mel, It is indeed incredible the difference that a birthday makes!!! I do keep looking at him twice, just checking that it is the same little guy inside!!! Hope you have a wonderful week… wish the weather would come out and play!!!

  • 16 se7en // Sep 30, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Hay Kim, It really makes you realise how quickly time flies… seriously it feels like yesterday!!! He does look so much like his bigger brother now and I never noticed it before!!! Really very sweet… Hope you have a fantastic week!!!

  • 17 Linda B // Sep 30, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Happy Birthday, hood #8!! I can’t believe it has been 3 years!! What a handsome little man.

  • 18 Karen M // Oct 1, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Happy, Happy Birthday to 7+1 (we share the same bday!)! Isn’t it amazing how a few snips off of the top can turn a babe into a boy?! Such a cutie. 🙂

  • 19 se7en // Oct 1, 2012 at 3:03 am

    Thank you Linda B!!! Hope you have a brilliant week!!!

  • 20 se7en // Oct 1, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Thank you Karen M, and Happy Birthday right back… Hope you made a whole weekend of it!!! Wishing you a fabulous year!!!

  • 21 Shells // Oct 1, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Happy Birthday…aahh the time just goes to fast xxx
    Shells´s last blog post ..Lego Biscuits…

  • 22 se7en // Oct 1, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Thanks Shells… Isn’t it crazy how quickly they grow up!!! Hope you have a fabulous week!!!

  • 23 Lesley // Oct 1, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Hi, I have just realised I must have been following your blog for over 3 years!! Congrats, may the Lord bless your last Hood.

  • 24 se7en // Oct 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Hi Lesley… Three years is a long time to be reading a blog indeed!!! I know I have blogs that I started reading before we even began blogging and I only realise how long it has been when their tiny babies aren’t tiny babies at all anymore!!! Thanks so much for your loyalty and the birthday wishes… hope you have a fabulous week!!!

  • 25 Corli // Oct 1, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Aah the great day and the pictures have been long awaited in our house!! What a little lad under all the curls indeed! And no baby left in the house … bittersweet! I bet you do not regret any minute you held/nursed/rocked little ones! Here’s to joy in a new era!!!
    Happy happy birthday blessed little man! May you continue to be such a source of delight!
    Lots of love from us all!
    Corli´s last blog post ..happy days …

  • 26 se7en // Oct 1, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Oh Corli… You can’t hold these little ones back they grow and grow so fast… bittersweet indeed… oh to catch that flowing hair dashing along the beach again… not to be!!! He must get on with the busy-ness of life… and boy does this little guy know about getting on and catching up with his siblings just as fast as he can!!! Hope you all have the most brilliant week!!!

  • 27 aunty muffin // Oct 7, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    he still looks adorable!!!!!! to another wonderful year, with al our love!

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