Sunday, August 30, 2009

Birthday boy

1985, son aged 1.
2009, son aged 25, somewhat unshaven and all grown up, with girlfriend at family lunch.

Daughter 2 cutting cake.


Three offspring. How I love them.
Where do they go, where do they go, the years, and can I have them back, please?



14 comments:

Loth said...

Amazing how instantly recognisable both daughters are from that photo - they haven't changed much. Son, on the other hand, has changed quite a bit (the stubble probably accounts for a fair bit of that!) Happy Birthday to Son anyway!

Meggie said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome Doctor son!
The years just keep getting faster.

Stomper Girl said...

I was just thinking what Loth said. As for the passing years I had just finished school when your boy was born and I really didn't think that was so long ago... Happy Birthday to him.

Molly said...

If you find out how to roll back the years let me know, please! Lovely pictures of your lovely trio, then and now!

Scottish Nanna said...

Happy birthday to your son from down under otherwise Australia.
Hugs Mary.

persiflage said...

Your children look so beautiful, and so happy! I love the lovely long curls.
My second daughter just had her 41st birthday - and my son is heading towards 36, and yet it seems only yesterday that I was holding my newborn babies in my arms, and was overcome by the marvel and miracle of birth.
We celebrated the birthday with a cake and Anzac biscuits, aided by her children, as her partner somehow managed to forget the day itself! Bad!

Zanna, travelling tart, getting ready for her next trip said...

I know - the years just fly by so fast - but how fortunate you are to have them reasonably close to you so that you can get them all together - I find it's getting harder to do that now as No 2 son is such a globetrotter and I guess my poor mum has the same problem with me being on the other side of the world. But what beautiful children you had - and still have. Zxx

Anne said...

I really do know that feeling - it seems as if one minute we have little ones, next thing they are all grown up! Time really does fly! I would also love those years back.

Lucy said...

Happy birthday to Son.

Does he still draw rude pictures?

Lesley said...

Offspring look great - and, may I say, nice teapot!!

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Belated Birthday Dr. Son! Such great pictures of your three Isabelle -- both then and now. The girls as little girls look just like the girls as big girls! I've shared your melancholy this last month -- you're so lucky that you have two girls. Oh to have those years back!

Warty Mammal said...

I echo Loth's comments. Your young ladies haven't greatly changed in appearance, have they!

Happy birthday to your young man!

Christine Thresh said...

Happy birthday boy.
I love grown up children. Babies, not so much (my own grandchildren are, of course, exceptions).

Gina E. said...

Isabelle, your 'children' look charming in this photo. From what you write about them, I think you and Mr Life are very lucky to have friendly and well behaved offspring.