12 March 2008

. . . happy birthday to a. davis romney . . .

***disclaimer/warning:
. . . i'm telling you straight up . . .
if you do not wish to
see/know a lot
about my favorite son,
please close this page now . . .
it's very hard for me to believe
that my youngest child
andrew davis romney
was born nineteen years ago today.
{he has let us know that someday,
when he's famous/important,
he wishes to be known as a. davis romney}
. . . he's shown here
modeling his blessing outfit . . . . . . very quickly, he became
chubby/darling . . .
. . . & always stylish, as shown here
~ at age 2 ~
in this gymboree ensemble,
complete with functional suspenders . . .

. . . gotta love the patchwork denim

& double-laced basketball shoes . . .

. . . he ♥loved♥ sporting
the bowl cut . . .
. . . and posing for photos
without being prompted . . .

. . . he pretended to

like baseball . . .

{it was a lie}

. . . now showing

~ a tommy hilfiger dress shirt ~

on his baptism day . . .. . . he has spent his whole life

being {mostly} adored/slash . . .

. . . tortured by
his three older sisters . . .
{he's also the boy version of amanda ~ exactly}
question: wouldn't he have made
a cute little girl?
answer: yes

. . . before we knew it,

somehow he turned into a

high school sophomore . . .

. . . & a proud/amazing

member of the

mhs jackrabbits

basketball team . . .

{he has an award named after him}

. . . and {where did the years go?} . . .

. . . a senior! . . .


. . . then he had the nerve

to go ahead & graduate

{with honors} . . .

. . . along with his
adorable friends . . .
. . . i hope he enjoyed
watching general conference
last october ~ eating donuts . . .

. . . drinking mountain dew & sleeping . . .

{because the next time he watches conference

will be three days after he enters the mtc}

question: what do you get a boy

{who'll be leaving soon}

for christmas?

answer: a wii
{to leave behind for uncle brent and tate}

. . . and ties . . .

. . . we'll miss him ruining . . .
. . . our family christmas photos . . .
. . . because he's leaving in three weeks
to serve in the
mexico mexico city north mission . . .

. . . this {un}professional missionary-ish photo

will have to do until next saturday

when amanda, a real pro

will work her magic

~ you know ~

so his portrait can hang

on the mother's wailing wall

at the church

for the next two years . . .. . . happy birthday drewski . . .

i'm so proud of you

& you are all i could ever

want in a son!

♥love you♥



20 comments:

jckhadlocks said...

He seriously is so cute! And I absolutely love his 2 year old picture so funny! Hope everything is going well at the Romney house.. and maybe I will join your quilting group I would like to learn.. When I posted about the hobby thing I knew you would say something about it, so needless to say I was waiting for your comment ;) Anyway I better catch up on everyone else's blogs :)

meg said...

Ok- that was a fun memory lane to stroll down... the dress up time and what not...every one of those pictures eeks of drewness too. There can be no mistake who that kid belongs to! And dang... when did he get all old and stinkin attractive!! I know I'm old Drewby, but I can wait... ;)

Piko and Kanoe sitting in a tree. . . said...

Ok I'm old. . . I remember little Drew. . . where in the heck did the grown Drew come from?! And he's going on a mission. . .I don't even wanna think about it because that'll make my boys missionaries sooner than I can think too.

You are such an awesome mom! I love this little tribute to A. Davis Romney.

Amelia Johnson said...

I'm sure you cried while posting this the whole way through. That was quite the tribute. Drew was such a cute little boy/girl and such a handsome grownup young man. He rocks! I'm going to miss his wittiness when he leaves. Happy Birthday Drew!

shalae said...

I love this post. Drew & Brad went through all the same stuff - the famous gymboree outfits with suspenders, the bowl cuts, being dressed up like a girl, tortured by sisters.....

I love how you said you would miss him runining your family Christmas photos! That picture is so funny.

Happy Birthday Drew! I can't believe you're old enough to be leaving on your mission soon. Good luck - you will be great!

The Wells Family said...

Tell Drew "Happy Birthday". What a great young man you have raised! Here's hoping 2 years flys by! This is the time in my life, when I want time to go by fast...
Hugs to you... and one for Drew!
Kim

Michelle said...

What a doll he is. I call my andrew drewski too. Good luck the next few weeks. My heart goes out to you but you are about to embark on a wonderful experience for your family. You should be a very proud mom.

chris & amber said...

Drew rocks. Has it really been 19 years?! I hope Tate grows up to be like Drew! Happy birthday, little bro.

Molly said...

I can't believe how time has flown by. I remember when I came into the Davis family Drew was that cute little chubby boy I loved to hold and pinch cheeks. I also remember many of the cute outfits that my boys sported after drew grew out of them. I'm afraid they grew out of drew even quicker. We're proud of you too Drew!!! Happy Birthday I mean Feliz Cumpleanos!!! Espero poder hablar contigo en espanol muy pronto.

Julie LeSueur said...

Cute post! I totally had that same dance costume Amelia is sporting in the Halloween picture. Good ol' Campbell's days...

Peg and Parker said...

Loved this post. Drew has always been a fave with us Moffats' since sharing Madison's half Birthday. I don't really get Half Birthday, the concept, but if it means we are more connected to all 'yalls cute people then I'm in. Witty, clever, cute and easy on the eyes as well. Happy Little Birthday to ya! Heart, the Moffats

Becky said...

happy birthday drew!!! i loved seeing all the pics & "functional suspenders" made me laugh so hard as did the half unbuttoned shirt! ha ha! i´m sad i´ll miss his farewell {and i think brad´s too}. he´s going to be a great missionary!!!

MichelleY said...

Happy skip around the room day a. davis romney!!

angieinpink said...

word on the street is that this kid's one of the most hilarious & sharp kids around! my little bro's are so down with some drew romney. happy tears for him leaving, and happy birthday to him!

scott and britney garner said...

Aw- he was a cute chubby baby! And now so handsome! maybe my allie has a chance! I love the pictures growing up! so cute

Elisha and Brett said...

That was really neat! I loved seeing pictures of Drew as a baby/little boy! He was (and still is) quite a cutie!

galbraithfam said...

I love how he 'ruined' your christmas photos. Having a boy in the family rounds things out pretty well eh? He'll make a great missionary, and by the way....Amanda is MUCH prettier than Drew! : )

Jheri said...

Happy Birthday Drew! Great post!!! And wii are so cute too!

Suzanne Cummard said...

I love it.
Brad & Drew couldn't have been more alike growing up.

I really love the attractive Christmas picture Drew Boo!!

krista nelson said...

you are the best mom!! drew is a hottie!!