Project Alicia : WW: Twelve

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

WW: Twelve

Four months ago I was celebrating my little man along with the other millions of families in honor of National Autism Awareness Month, as we were adjusting to his recent diagnosis of Non-Verbal Learning Disorder.

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Today I am celebrating the birth of my Little Man. Twelve years ago I was rushed to ICU as Little Man was put in NICU. As we celebrate his birth I am reminded that miracles do exist. So thankful for my healthy Little Man!

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At just 69 pounds, his little frame houses a spirit that is larger than life. He is my light on an otherwise gloomy day. His energy is infectious.

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Hardworking. Driven. Detail oriented. And passionate beyond words.

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An entrepreneur at heart; He's had a borderline unhealthy obsession with money since he was a wee little thing.

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He is kind hearted and thoughtful. And still wants to be tucked in at night.

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Contemplative. Pensive. Cerebral; Plagued by words and numbers that run amok in that head of his at all hours of the day and night.

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He could spend endless hours building intricate lego contraptions or kicking soccer balls.

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But they don't begin to match his insatiable appetite for all things living. To say he loves critters would be the understatement of the year.

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He lives and breathes for them. He would spend all day at the creek if he could.

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And as much as I cringe at his little presents from time to time, I love his sweet innocence and embrace his passions.

Looking forward to the next twelve years.

Happy Birthday, Little Man.

P.S. Can you believe he actually asked for a photo shoot?

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82 comments:

  1. Alicia,
    Happy BDay to your son! I have a twelve year old too... it is hard to believe!

    Your linky isn't working for me right now... I'll stop back by later. :)

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  2. Oh well, it looks like it worked after all, lol! Sorry about the double entry~

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  3. happy birthday to your son! My 3 year old was a NICU baby too, a preemie.

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  4. He is such a handsome little man! One day that gifted mind of his will make all the money he can obsess about LOL

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  5. Your photos are always so wonderful! I could definitely take some photography tips from you :)

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  6. He is such a handsome man already - wonderful photos!!!

    Tammi
    My Organized Chaos

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  7. Happy birthday to your wonderful son! =)

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  8. He's so handsome, and such a good sport for letting you take all those photos!

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  9. happy birthday to your little man!! Wow, 12 years old? That is just crazy, he is growing up so much!

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  10. Awwww! I love this. Happy Birthday to your little man.

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  11. He looks like a professional model!

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  12. Happy 12th Birthday to both of you! You have a very handsome son who sounds very intelligent and sweet- what more can a mama ask for? :-)

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  13. He is gorgeous. And his spirit really shines through his smile. Happy birthday to your little man!

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  14. Happy birthday to that young man :)

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  15. wow, twelve already? Happy Birthday to Little Man...hope he had a great birthday!

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  16. Happy Birthday! What great success from the photo shoot!!! One more year.... then you have a teenager! :)

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  17. Happy Birthday to your little man!! Time flies by too fast.

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  18. Happy Birthday to a very handsome little man! I hope my kids still want me to tuck them in when they're 12 :)

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  19. He's such a cute young dude! I have a little NICU grad myself.

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  20. Awwwww that is so sweet - Happy Birthday little guy!

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  21. happy Birthday lil man! He looks like such a sweetheart. You must be one proud mama!

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  22. Beautiful tribute to your lovely son!! They do grow up so fast.

    ~Mimi

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  23. Happy Birthday to your son! He's a handsome guy.

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  24. He looks like a cool kid!

    Joyce
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  25. Wishing your 'Little Man' a very happy birthday:)

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  26. ohh...I keep forgetting to tell you - for some reason for several weeks (prob since you switched to self-hosted), I haven't been able to leave you a comment on your blog via internet explorer. The only way I can is if I use firefox!!

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  27. So fun! It's nice that he likes critters because my son recently developed a fear of bugs which has been pretty obnoxious at times!

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  28. Every time I see your photos, it reminds me how I desperately need to find a talented photographer to take pictures of my kids before they get any older. Amazing work!

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  29. Happy Birthday to your handsome 12 year old!!! GREAT shoot. Wow, that he asked for it is awesome :)

    ~Tabitha

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  30. He's just beautiful and this is such a wonderful post and such an inspiration for moms like myself who are just beginning to tread the autism waters...

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  31. awesome that he wanted to do a photo shoot!

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  32. He's a beautiful handsome young man - your photographs of him are amazing!

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  33. May I add handsome? great shoot and you must have enjoyed creating this special B'day treat for him. Happy 12 to you both x

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  34. Happy birthday to him!! My DS just turned 12 last month!! Great pix. Great mom. :-)

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  35. Lovely pictures of your son. Happy birthday to him.

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  36. Hope he had a wonderful birthday. And great photo shoot!

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  37. Happy 12th birthday to your little (I mean big) guy! I love his smile. :)

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  38. This is such a sweet post. Reminds me of my oldest....especially the Legos and the numbers and words running amok in his head. Happy birthday to him! :)

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  39. Such a handsome young man. Happy Birthday!

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  40. Happy Happy Birthday to your (not so) Little Man!!!

    Aloha! Mrs. Marine
    & the Tiny Troops

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  41. he is gorgeous! happy b'day to both of you. to you it's sort of Mother's day :) really gorgeous. you've a beautiful family and a gift to capture beauty around you. thanks so much for sharing :) xo

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  42. Hi, Visiting from Wordless Wednesday and wanted to say your post is so moving and lovely! Your captions are the most beautiful borders to even more perfect photos! What a lucky little man! Every happiness for him, always !

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  43. Such wonderful photos and fun times. Happy Birthday Little Man!

    Today, I am celebrating my birthday too.

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  44. What a lovely little boy! Is that a baby lobster??

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  45. A little man, indeed! Happy 12th birthday to your son. Time flies, doesn't it?

    Him asking for a photo-shoot is just a testament to how good of a photographer you are, esp. in his eyes! :))

    Thanks again for hosting.

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  46. Happy birthday little man. Maybe he is not so verbal but he speaks through your pictures. Has he ever try to shoot, he might have some things to say with pictures of his owns!!

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  47. What a handsome young man. Happy Birthday!

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  48. My son turns 14 in a little over a week and it just goes by faster and faster. Take in the moments, all of them and enjoy. So much to be grateful for. Happy Birthday to your son!

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  49. Happy Birthday to him! Oh, and that tiny little crab? ick!

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  50. Awww what a handsome little man! Happy birthday to him! I could never get my 10 year old in photos. He doesn't like his picture taken.

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  51. Great photos - too funny on the money obsession :)

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  52. He is so beautiful. Happy Birthday, little man!

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  53. Happy Birthday Little Man!!!

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  54. He is so cute! Can't believe he asked to get his picture taken. My nephew is the same age and is cute as can be too! This post reminded me of him.

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  55. Your little man is one handsome man....Beautiful blond hair!

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  56. Happy Birthday to your little Man. And this is just it...he's turning into a Man. My son will be 12 in about 6 more months so I'm getting a small peek into that life. :) What a fantastic photo shoot! I'm hoping that Sam will want one soon and not me forcing it on him. They turn out so much better when they actually want to participate. :) Have a fantastic day today!

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  57. Happy Happy Birthday to your Little Man! I think it's so cool he actually asked for a photo shoot! :) He and Princess Nagger would get along famously with their love of critters... ;)

    WW: Fun With Nigel

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  58. What a handsome boy! And from the words you have written here it sound like God has really gifted him. I wonder how he will use these qualities and talents in the future! What a blessing!

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  59. Well a very happy birthday to him! It's always so hard to believe how quickly they grow & mature but such a wonderful thing to experience.

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  60. Such beautiful photos! Happy birthday to your little man!

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  61. Happy Birthday to your little man! He is so cute! Great pics!

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  62. So sweet! Happy birthday to him! Congrats, Lish on such a great guy!

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  63. Happy Birthday to him *and you too* those pictures are amazing..as always..

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  64. Thanks for linking up to *Tinas WW*. I think you forget to link back :)

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  65. Beautiful photos of a handsome little guy! Even more beautiful words! I enjoyed reading about him. That's pretty amazing to have a willing subject to shoot as well! :0)

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  66. Happy Birthday! It's a great month for bday's!! My sons is next week. Where does the time go?

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  67. Those are very nice! I know you're proud of your handsome man. :)

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  68. Thanks for hosting and Happy Birthday to your not so little man :)

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  69. I linked up this morning and am finally getting back to comment!! Your family is beautiful. And I'm really excited to "look around" here :) Loving your photos alot!

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  70. He is so handsome!! Beautiful photos! Happy birthday little man!

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  71. Oh man I can't even imagine what it will feel like when my son is TWELVE! Crazyness. These pictures are beyond gorgeous! Your son is a great model!

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  72. Wow, lots of birthdays in WW world today!! Hope your handsome little man had a wonderful time. ^.^

    -:¦:- WW: It's Raining, It's Pouring -:¦:-

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  73. What a handsome little man! Happy birthday to him! they grow up so quickly, don't they?

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  74. Little man is well on his way to becoming a big man :) Your family will treasure you chronicles for generations to come. Happiest of Birthdays!

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  75. What a lovely post. You have such love for your son, and he is a good looking boy. Happy birthday (belated) to him.

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  76. Dare I say that your little boy is growing into a young man? He has certainly grown over the summer. :)
    Sorry for showing up late to WW, by the way. So lame, I know. lol

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