Penny's Passion: My Baby is 30!

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

My Baby is 30!

Welcome to Thinking Out Loud Thursday where I share something on my mind and invite you to link up and do the same.

This week my baby boy turned 30 years old!  When I gave birth to that adorable little boy three decades ago, I had no idea how he would weave his way into my heart and make life so much more than it was before he entered it.

I want to believe that I savored every ounce of Ian's childhood, but I know in reality there were days that stuff got in the way of me doing that.  But I can honestly say we made a ton of wonderful memories and I don't have one ounce of regret for the evenings I chose to play outside tossing a ball back and forth or going to the park instead of staying inside doing the dishes right after dinner.  

Our evenings and weekends were always full of sporting events and other extracurricular activities.  Some of our best conversations were in the car, driving to one activity or another.  

Ian made our lives even better when he married his wife, Kayla.  She fits in our family perfectly and we couldn't have picked a more perfect daughter-in-law.

We celebrated Ian's birthday with dinner at our house.  Eric and I gathered 30 gifts of some of Ian's favorite things growing up.  It was a fun trip down memory lane brainstorming what 30 things we could get.  

These past 30 years have gone by in a flash!  Hold on to your babies friends - they grow up way too fast!    

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  1. Aww, happy Birthday to your son. Time goes by so quickly doesn't it. My first baby turns 27 soon. Thanks for hosting :

  2. I love that idea of 30 gifts of favorites! What a fun celebration you must have had.

  3. Felt this one in my bones! We just sent our youngest son off to basic training...

  4. Happy Birthday to your son! Thanks so much for hosting! I’m linking up with DO YOU KNOW AN OUTSTANDING BLOGGER?

  5. Yes, the years do go by fast. You came up with a great idea for 30 gifts and I love the pretty decorations.

  6. Your son's baby picture is adorable! He looks so happy and smiley!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Niky @ The House on Silverado

  7. That is so very cool. Happy Birthday to him.

  8. What a great way to celebrate! Love the gifts from throughout his childhood. Very clever!