Thursday, June 10, 2010

Happy Sweet Sixteen!

WARNING: The contents of this post include a plethora of pictures... just couldn't help myself, tee hee.


It was 16 years ago that Funnyman was born...4 hours of labor, 20 minutes of pushing.

June 10th, 1994. 5:08am. 6 lbs 15 oz. 20 1/2 inches. He had a full head of hair not to mention dark "peach fuzz" that covered his entire face and back. He was 16 days "overdue". The nurses told me his "peach fuzz" or "down" hair (like down feather) would scrub off in his baths, and thankfully she was right. I was slightly worried that I had truly given birth to a half-monkey :)
He also had a full head of hair and it insisted on standing upright.

Here is at 2 weeks...

For his 2-month picture I tried to get his hair to lay down straight. It took lots of gel and hairspray, and luckily they snapped the picture when they did. It was already starting to creep up again, and by the time we got home, it was standing tall!

FunnyMan always had quite the imagination... Here he is at 1 year old talking to my Aunt Kae's yard "characters"...

FunnyMan never minded dressing up to pose for his dad's shoots. He loved to dress up and pull faces... Here he is around age 2 1/2 in various poses...

And of course, he never minded dressing up like Santa's Helper either! =D

Of course, liking to dress up obviously meant that Halloween was a BLAST! He loved his superheroes and often ran around the house in "capes". When he got these Superman PJ's he exclaimed that this was going to be his next costume! Here he is at 5 years old...

Dressing up for another photo shoot... age 5 1/2...

He has never really been afraid of performing in front of "large studio audiences" either. Here he is in 1st grade singing a song at the school talent show. All of the older kids were cheering him on and whistling for him. [LittleDuckling was supposed to be watching him from the front row, but happily climbed up to be with his brother.]

When they stayed with Gram and Granddad for a weekend one summer, Gram entered him in the local kiddie parade for the festival. He went as Peter Pan and he won 1st place for his age group!!!
As the oldest, he has always done an excellent job of helping to watch over his younger siblings...He is about 8 years old here...


Of course I always knew he was a cute boy. But turning into a tween??? Slow down! Here he is at around 10 years old...
Here is yet another kiddie parade at my hometown festival. He wanted to go as "Mr. President". He even insisted on having a campaign sign! lol! He is 10 years old here... Oh, and he won 1st place overall that year, since the theme was "Patriotic".

He has always been full of life and personality... Christmas, age 11... [my Blue-tree year]


Seeing as his first word was "ball", I was not surprised when he wanted to play soccer and then basketball. He was the smallest kid on his Jr. Jazz team. This pic is from the last year he played for the league. 11 years old...


For our summer family reunion annual "talent show", FunnyMan decided to perform a "midget rap". After getting over my initial shock, I must admit it was pee-your-pants-funny. 12 years old here...

In Jr. High he started to let his hair grow out. I admit -- I actually loved it. Shhh... don't tell him that! lol! 13 years old here...

Another family reunion, another family talent (or is it the "no-talent") show... 13 years old...

Still doesn't mind dressing up. Halloween '07 he went to the Jr High Halloween dance as Retro Disco Dude. No one recognized him and he left his shades on the entire dance! Guess he was the Cinderella of the Ball! HAHAHA!


Getting ready for Christmas... Age 14.

A "bulletin board" of pics of FunnyMan ages 13-15. Notice that he is in "costume" in some shots. Most likely for "experiments" or his independent film projects.
Most recent pic... again posing for his dad (or uncle) in a photo shoot. 15 1/2 years old...

His private label for his independent production company that he created. He started it around age 13... How cool is that?!?!?!
He was in a few pageants and fashion shows as a toddler and then moved on to "extra" work for commercials and movies as a younger kid. Now he has turned from that to writing, directing, filming and "producing" his own indy shorts with his friends, and they are having a blast!

Is it any wonder that for his milestone birthday par-tay we are doing a Murder Mystery Dinner, complete with costumes and "scripts"??? That is tomorrow night. Should be fun!

Well, FunnyMan, through all the ups and downs, you've usually pulled through with flying colors. True, sometimes you chose the hard road, but I have tried to let you learn from your mistakes, all the while keeping my fingers crossed that you'll learn quickly :)

Thanks for being such a great kid!!! I am excited for this milestone birthday of yours! I always have and always will and certainly do love you!

Happy Birthday FunnyMan!!!

10 comments:

Puphigirl said...

I like the picture montage. Sorry we can't be at your party.

S Club Mama said...

happy birthday - he had so much hair as a baby! holy moly

Susie said...

What a great trip down memory lane:-) I hope he has a GREAT birthday:-)

Holli and Billy said...

He is such a good guy! Happy Birthday!!

Ruthykins said...

we all love that kid.

Tulsi said...

Cute! You'll have to say how the party goes. I'd love to do a murder mystery party.

Cassie the Sassie Lassie said...

Loved the pictures... some sides of him I NEVER knew!!! I'll have to show Daniel.... tee hee.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FUNNYMAN!!!!!

Megan said...

he is an amazing dude. happy 16th to him and you.

okeydokeyifine said...

Sounds like a blast. Enjoyed the photos. Where have the years gone? I remember when he climbed down the stairs in the middle of the night and came to see what I was studying. He had to be right up there by the papers. After a while I sent him back up the stairs to sleep a little longer. What a nice boy / young man he is.

Big Sis said...

I cant believe that its been sixteen years. Mom & I often think bsck to when you were really prego sick here in HI! I remember holding him for you too to yake pictures @ a BYUH graduation...oohhh the memories. The party sounds like a blast! We are fans of CLUE! Do you have any other party ideas for "Sweet Sixteen"? Another friend of mine has a daughter turning "of age" in July. Any ideas will be welcome! You are the best Mom EVER!