Zero to Eight

My sweet, loving Leelo is turning eight tomorrow. He has a snorfly nose right now, so I hope he feels better and has a longer-fused temper in the morning, as we have made arrangements for him and his friends to jump their brains out at a local bouncy house emporium (all we have to bring is cake and a lighter). That cake will actually be red velvet cupcakes with mascarpone icing, and if the kids think that they're gross, then all the more for us grownups. After the party and a break, we will take him out for naan bread for dinner. And I will give him the Chicka-Chicka Boom Boom DVD that I hunted down for him after those YouTube people with their "copyright violation" baggage took the video off the internet. And hopefully there will be more snuggling like there was today.

For those of you who haven't known Leelo since he hatched, here's a survey of our delightful boy on each of his birthdays for the past eight years:

Leo: Fresh and New

One-Year-Old Happy Walker Leo!
One (and so obviously showing early signs of autism *cha*)

Two-Year-Old Leo at the Long Beach Aquarium

Three-Year-Old Leo Getting All Clean

Four-Year-Old Leo During His Birthday Party

Five-Year-Old Leo and His Dad During Uncle John & Auntie Mary's Wedding

Six-Year-Old Leo Sneaking Into Grandma's Bed

Seven-Year-Old Leo Loving the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Happy Birthday, Mr. Excitement!

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  1. Happy birthday! Beautiful photos!

  2. Anonymous5:37 AM

    Happy birthday beautiful boy. Lovely photos.

  3. Happy Birthday, Leelo! What beautiful photos. I especially love the one at age five, and Mali in the age 7 pic. Toooo cute!

  4. I am totally crashing the party to get one of those cupcakes. ;)

  5. Happy 8th birthday to a handsome, handsome boy! I hope you all have a great day!

  6. Anonymous9:36 AM

    Happy, Happy Birthday, Leelo!

  7. Woah, he looks like Mali at one!

    An look at how he admires his sister at two! Awwww.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEELO! I know it's tough for you, and you have all my love and hope.

  8. Soooooooo exciting! Thanks for the photo review and please give Leelo a big hug/high-5 combo from us.

  9. Goodness you have a stunningly beautiful family. And if that is your hubby in the pic with L he seriously has very kind eyes. More pics with the whole crew, please! Pretty pretty momma included!!


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