I don't know how it is possible that my angel baby will be 13 years old tomorrow. I can still remember every detail about your birth and how happy and relieved I was that you were healthy and here. I can still remember placing you by the window when you were just a few days old to get some "light therapy" for your jaundice. I can still remember bundling you up when you were a week old for your first of many lunch dates with my girlfriends. I can still remember your first birthday party and your second birthday party and.......every birthday party in between.
I can still vividly remember the crazy winter of 2003-2004 when we lived in the Bouchelle Lane house. We were lucky that we didn't lose power for three or four days like our neighbors down the street did.
I can still remember you learning how to crawl around and then walk around our house. You were the sweetest baby and everyone loved you so much.
I can still remember how much you loved being outside and playing by yourself or with your buddy Eli or your big brother Jacek.
I can still remember your first Halloween you were only a couple of weeks old, but the next Halloween, you let me dress you up in this adorable costume and we went to Eastwood for the Halloween parade to watch Jacek in 3rd grade.
I can still remember those beautiful crystal blue eyes and that curly blonde hair. You were the most beautiful little boy and you were so kind, smart and funny.
I can still remember how much fun you used to have dressing up and playing with costumes and props. That smile!!!!!!!!
I can still remember how quickly you loved your cousin Kaiden. Even as young as one years old, you adored him and had a wonderful bond with him.
I can still remember how much you loved Power Rangers, Dragonball Z and Ninja Turtles!!! I still remember all the funny faces you would pull when I would take your picture. You were a ham and loved having all the attention.
I can still remember how much you loved Baby Hannah. You would hold her, sing songs to her and totally entertain her. You adored her and she adored you!
I can still remember all the trips we took together to Hawaii, California, Mexico, New York and Washington D.C. You have always been a good traveler.
I can still remember how excited you were for Christmas time. It is your favorite time of year. Twinkle Star and Gpa and Gma visits were the highlight of December. You loved all the magic of the Christmas Season.
I can still remember how obsessed you were with Mario and Luigi. You were so good at figuring out video games, even as early as three or four years old. You loved Mario and was that character for Halloween several years in a row.
I can still remember you starting Kindergarten and how much you loved going to school each day. You were loved by each of your teachers in elementary for being so awesome!!!
I can still remember how much you loved Legos and getting magazines in the mail that were just for you.
I can still vividly remember the many many summer days you took swimming lessons. You loved swimming at the Carter's pool and having Ben and a host of other instructors over an eight year period. Good times!!!
I can still remember the years you did baseball. I know it wasn't your favorite sport, but I loved watching every game that you did play in.
I can still remember how much you loved going to Fat Cats to bowl and play the ticket games. Deal or No Deal was by far your favorite and you were always so lucky to win lots and lots of tickets.
I can still remember how much you loved going on walks with me in the neighborhood during the summer. I wanted to smell the honeysuckles and we would walk hand in hand chatting about anything that came to mind. Sometimes you would bring your headphones too and you loved listening to music.
I can still remember all the games you went to for Jacek's basketball and how good you were to sit and play for hours on end. You loved coloring, legos, gameboy, cards and chatting with the parents.
I can still remember how kind hearted you were will everyone that came into your life. You love people so much and they respond back with love for you.
I adore you Keaton L Hacking and I am so proud of you and love you so much. You are my Sunshine Boy and my life was made complete the day that you were born. I will always remember how much joy and love you bring into our world.
I love you forever!!!