Monday, August 6, 2012

Happy 18th Birthday, David!

There is a cute young man in our lives. His name is David. And today is his 18th birthday!
A trip down memory lane...

Here is my card for him on this special occasion:
Follow Your Dreams
David has always been cheery and pleasant ever since he was born. But that doesn't mean he is perfect. Thanks to David, I discovered the joy of stamping. Because he was a VERY demanding baby (slept little and loved to be held/entertained all the time!), I needed to seek refuge in the world of paper-crafting.  He is always persistent (or you can also say "relentless" or "pesky") about things/tasks that he sets his mind to. And boy does he get things done. He makes me discover fun things, as well. He showed me that chores CAN be a joy!  In other words, he keeps me hopping! This summer he managed to persuade me to help him pull out the weeds in the yard (what's wrong with this boy!?).  David will be studying Nanotechnology at the University of Waterloo starting this September. I am so proud of David and his many achievements. I used to say to David that he will make a good dentist since he is so detailed-oriented and meticulous about things. Well, studying Nanotechnology may be an even better fit for him. He will certainly need to pay attention to SMALL details!

Happy birthday, my dear son!

52 comments:

alexandra s.m. said...

a message for David:

Bonjour David et Joyeux Anniversaire!
Je sais que tu comprends très bien le français (et oui ta Maman parle meme de toi par email et au téléphone) alors je t'adresse un petit message te souhaitant une merveilleuse année à l'Université. J'espère que tu continueras la patisserie et le violoncelle. Les amies de ta Maman ont un peu l'impression de te connaitre et c'est avec plaisir et joie que nous prendrons de tes nouvelles...

Porte toi Bien et fais un gros bisous à ta merveilleuse Maman

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday, David! Enjoy getting those braces off! I remember that feeling well. :-)

Virginia, I adore the card you have made - lovely colours and perfect sentiment!

Piali said...

He is such a happy kid!!!
Happy birthday,David!!!

Vic Lau said...

Aww, David always has that happy smile on his face. Happy Birthday to him! Good luck with his studies! And of course, cheers to you, Virginia! Both your children are adults now but probably still babies in mom's eyes :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thanks for sharing the great memories, Virginia! I've no doubt David will be the best at whatever he puts his mind to doing! All the best!!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous post Virginia. Happy 18th David... you are a treasure to your parents. The card is wonderful.

Barb said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAVID!!! Hope you had a fun-filled day! Is that a cello on your cake? Looks yummy! So glad your mom shared all the adorable photos of you! I think you already know this, but you are one, lucky, young man to have a mom like Virginia! I think she's pretty lucky to have you too! Tell her I love the card! :) Hugs to all!

shirley-bee said...

Lovely card, Virginia, and a lovely post! Happy birthday to David.

Dotty Jo said...

What a lovely post Virginia! Happy birthday David, Jo x

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Lovely card! And so amazing how fast they grow up. My daughter is off this Sept too . . . and I also did trip down memory lane Mini Mini Mini album!

Daša said...

Such a beautiful card!!! Love the sentiment! P.S. great pic!

Lynn said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful son! Love all the pictures of him through the years and his card is perfection!

Miriam Prantner said...

Happy Birthday to David! Hope it was a great one! (Love the card too! The masking is great!)

Ruby Craft said...

What adorable pictures! Happy Birthday to David!

stamplover2011 said...

Love your pictures down memory lane! The one with Elmo is soooo cute!! :) Happy Birthday David!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Melissa Shea said...

Happy Birthday to David! I love the 2 pics w/ the girls kissing him. In 09 he looks uncomfortable but in 2012 he looks like he's willingly soaking it all in! I can feel your immense pride in David and your joy in being his mother.

Sheila H said...

Happy Birthday to David! I enjoyed the pictures, Virginia. Your card is perfect for him as he celebrates his birthday and the start of his college career.

Jo said...

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful young man. You are very blessed. I wish him the best at college and hope he enjoys every minute of it.

Maureen Morton said...

You must be very proud - you've doe so well raising this fine boy! Love the pix - thanks for sharing and give him a big BDay hug from the blog world.

Laura B. said...

Happy Birthday to David!! What an adorable little baby he was! You are so blessed to have such a sweet and talented son! I love your card with it's masked hot air balloons. Such a perfect card for his bright future!

JJ Bolton said...

Happy Birthday David! Hope you have a fun birthday!

Virginia, your post is so sweet! I can just feel your mama's love and pride:)

cheiron said...

Sweet card and a big Happy Birthday to David!

Chunyuan said...

Happy birthday, David. He is such a sweet and happy kid. Best wishes for his upcoming college life.
what a proprate hot air balloon card for a kid taking off to his life.

MarcyK924 said...

Happy Birthday, David! I'm sure by now you've grown into a fabulous young man and not so pesky anymore! I know you make your parents very proud! It's been fun watching you grow up before our eyes! Hugs, Marcy

V - LOVE your card!

Mirta Sanchez said...

Great card VL! Great post, your love and affection for your son are unmistakeable! He sure is cute!

Harriet said...

Happy Birthday David, best wishes for every day to come to be good to you. Virginia....you made my day. I smiled broadly at each picture...David has a good influence on me. Enjoy, enjoy....Harriet

Jocelyn said...

Happy Birthday David! I love to see pictures of you because you always look so cheerful! May all your dreams come true.

Linda R said...

Happy Birthday to your son. I enjoyed seeing all the photos of him. Such a heartfelt post. I can feel the love here.. I also hope all his dreams come true..

Hugs~

BabyBokChoy said...

What a lovely post and happy birthday to the young man!!! Congrats!!!!

Julie Hoffman said...

Happy Birthday to DAVID!!!!! Enjoy your celebration!!

Susan F. said...

Happy Birthday to David! God bless your day and future.

Agata said...

Happy Birthday to David!!!

Lisa A. said...

How cool, Virginia...Happy Birthday to David!!! What a wonderful set of pictures and stories to help us know your son a bit better...he is destined for greatness!!! A handsome card, Virgina for a handsome son!!!

Lalo said...

SO super sweet Virginia!!! 18 oh my I will have the biggest fit when my babies turn that age. Look at the man you got now still so adorable :)

Isha said...

Wish David a very Happy Birthday Virginia. Good luck to him for his future.

Trinh said...

Happy birthday to your handsome young man! Great card and very fitting for this stage in his life.

Judy1223 said...

Aw, what a wonderful post! Happy birthday to David...he is going to soar, that is for sure! Your card for him is perfect...and your post in his honor was very touching!

Anita Rex said...

What a glorious post! Happy Birthday David! Seeing the photos of him as he has grown up is touching and makes it seem like it passed by in the blink of an eye! I also started paper crafting from having a baby who didn't like the sleep and wanted to be held all the time! :>

kerenbaker said...

Love your heartfelt post. You can tell how special he is to you. Your card is a wonderful piece of wisdom for him. Hope he had a wonderful day x

~amy~ said...

awwwww.....happy belated birthday!

Does it seem like time flies? My girl will be 18 next spring and I simply cannot believe it.

chrystinanoel.com said...

Aw yay, happy birthday, David!! These pictures were too much fun to go through :)

Alice Wertz said...

awww..... look at all those pictures of David growing up! so very precious and he has grown into a gentleman! hope you had a wonderful time celebrating his birthday and I wish all the very best for all he do. thanks so much for sharing this sweet post, V!!

Robin K. said...

Happy Belated Birthday David!!! I wish you many years of happiness and success!! Enjoy your time at University!!

Kathy Martin said...

Happy Birthday! 18? Oh my! :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Adorable pics Virginia...happy bday to your son.

pcm said...

Happy Belated birthday to David!!

Cathy A said...

Belated birthday wishes to David, he is such a charming young man!

Maria said...

Awwww...sweet photos of your son through the years! Happy belated bday to him! You must be very proud! May he have great success in his new endeavors!

Maria said...

OOops...forgot to say...you make a wonderful card for David! Take care!

donna mikasa said...

Belated birthday wishes to a fellow Leo! Love your card, Virginia! So appropriate for David who we all know will certainly go far!

Helen F. said...

Happy Belated Birthday to David! What beautiful baby photos and a handsome young man you have there, Virginia. Lovely card and great looking cake too :*D

The Flower said...

Such cute baby pictures! :)