Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Tanner at 2 weeks old...wow he's grown!!
Waking Tanner up to "Happy Birthday to you!"
It was seven years ago tonight that Tanner VanNeldon was born into our family. He's been such a good and easy kid to raise. He takes the roll of older brother in stride. Sometimes its hard for him to be the oldest, but he takes those hard times and learns from them. He's such an articulate kid. There are times that he seems years ahead of his real age. He gets along so well with his younger sister and helps out more than he'll ever know with his two younger brothers. He wants to do well in everything he does. After four weeks of spelling tests, he's gotten 100% on all four of those tests.
Tanner with impetigo on his cheek and a beesting under his eye. Poor kid! Everytime one of Aut Carli's friends sees him, he has a new ding on his face. I swear we aren't beeting him!!
This morning, we woke Tanner up and sang Happy Birthday to you, which was always a family tradition in my family. I wanted to make his day special, so took him a McDonalds happy meal for lunch today. That didn't make Jake and Tyler too happy, but they got over it. When he got home, grandma Stauffer came and took him to Color Me Mine and helped him make what grandma called a Santa cookie plate. We'll have to wait a few days to see it.

Its funny how I remember having some of the "olderst Child" conversations with my parents, that we are now having with Tanner. It will be hard at times, but Tanner, I'm glad you came to our family and are such a good example to the rest of the kids and even your mom and dad. I love you buddy!


Carli said...

My big Tanner...I can't believe how old you are now!!! It won't be long until you are bigger than I am! I sure love you, and want you to know you are my absolute, most favorite Tanner EVER!!! No one can ever replace you and your caring nature for others. Thank you for always letting me play with you and watch Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place. I love being with you, and hope you had a great birthday. I can't wait for Sunday when we get to celebrate. I love you. Happy Birthday!

The Olsen's said...

Happy Birthday Tanner : )

We hope you had a great day.

Love, Thomas, Lindsay, and Orion

Jodi said...

Happy Birthday Tanner!!