Saturday, April 21, 2007

Happy Birthday, Avery!

My son, Avery Emmett, he's 32 today.

aka...Nonnynoony...Averoony...Mr. Macaroni...'Avery' means ruler of the elves....

I spent most of my pregnancy with Avery in Portland, Oregon...I loved living there, and rainy days don't seem to bother him at all, heh. He was the smallest at birth of my three children, weighing in at 8lbs 10oz, 21 inches long, he was covered in soft red fuzz, he was very pretty in an orangutan kind of way (what with all that red downy hair), but alas, the red down fell out and replaced with platinum blonde. He had blue eyes for the longest time but in keeping with his Mom....they turned green/hazel type, and his hair has gotten much darker. (he really was a beautiful baby)

Fun things to know about Avery....

He didn't start really talking until he was 3, he was far too busy with other activities...like getting his hands on one of those short fat screwdrivers and removing the screws from door hinges...oh yeah, that was fun, fortunately he couldn't get to those top screws.
When he did start talking he had his own language. My Mother was called Granny by the grandchildren...but not Avery, he called her Lala...one day I overheard Aardron and Avery playing in their room and they were talking about their Granny/Lala, Avery was probably 6 at the time, Aardron finally stopped, looked at him and asked him point blank "Why do you call Granny 'Lala'?" Avery looked at him for a few seconds and then said "Granny?", from then on there was no more 'Lala', seriously, my Mother shed a few tears.
Halloween and spooking? nope, Avery was going to go 'smooking'.

I raised all my children on tales of Faeries and Dragons and Elves, the old folk tales, legends, and myths......one night after putting them to bed Avery called me in, it was summer and the windows were open, he pointed outside where we could see a circle of mushrooms, he claimed the Faeries and Elves were having such a great time they were keeping him awake. He was quite serious.
He had the funniest and most contagious giggle and would get tickled about the oddest little things.

Avery is bright, incredibly loveable, he's a avid reader, enjoys cooking and gardening.
He really loves his handknit socks, would like to have a whole drawer-full (who wouldn't?) nearly to the point that he's considered learning how to knit them himself.......we'll see about that.
He loves his Mama and Granny and would do anything for us.
He is a gentleman, (in a somewhat big, burly way).

Avery just recently moved to Virginia Beach, job related move, and although I miss him here, I wish him well, of course.

Tip of the iceberg, folks, just the tip of the iceberg.

Happy Birthday Avery, wishing you a fabulous day and many many more...I love you.


Happy Knitting to All and continue to make.good.time.

18 Comments:

Blogger Norma said...

Happy Birthday, Avery!

21 April, 2007 08:54  
Blogger Dee said...

Happy Birthday, Avery.

From your description I love him too and I don't even know him!!!
Obviously you've raised a fine man. And about those socks....go Avery! Learn to knit and you'll have all the socks you want!

21 April, 2007 10:55  
Blogger Kit said...

Your boy sounds like a real fun guy with an awesome imagination. Happy Birthday to him!

21 April, 2007 12:09  
Blogger Dianne said...

Happy Birthday Avery..my Fellow Virginian!!
If I were just a few years younger..I'd knit Avery more socks than he could ever wear..*wink*
A creative, intelligent young man..I wish you the best and many future Happy Birthdays~~

21 April, 2007 13:32  
Blogger Julie said...

Happy Birthday, Avery!

21 April, 2007 16:29  
Blogger picperfic said...

Happy Birthday Avery! My Mum makes pots of jam, I call them pots of love....perhaps that's what Avery sees in the socks you make for him ;^) Baby orangutans are very special you know, you were so lucky to have one! I had two blonde ones and then two strawberry blondes. (I was going to say orangutans but mine didn't have the orange down all over them)I wished for a little girl with hair the same colour as Lauries when I was pregnant with Maisie, and I got one! Be careful what you wish for though...lol xxx

21 April, 2007 16:56  
Anonymous MonicaPDX said...

Happy Birthday, Avery! He sounds like a wonderful man, Marianne, congrats to you and Avery both. (I'm always a sucker for a reader. [g] Not to mention someone who can see the Sidhe.) And really, he should learn to knit! Of course, your own socks are never as good as the ones from Mom, but it's also nice to make your own. Keep at it, Marianne, he'll get hooked...

21 April, 2007 17:24  
Anonymous angie Cox said...

Oh he does sound wonderful , I loved his own language .I think that is a sign of intelligence for sure. So "Happy Birthday Avery" love angie , Jeff and Holly x ..many , many more to come.

22 April, 2007 03:20  
Blogger Artis-Anne said...

What a lovely moving post about your son who seems to have lost none of his charm as he has grown into a man :) Happy Birthday to him !

22 April, 2007 04:08  
Blogger Robin said...

Happy B-Day Avery!!

22 April, 2007 07:44  
Blogger Kelly said...

Sending best birthday wishes to Avery!

22 April, 2007 20:02  
Blogger Charity said...

Happy (belated now) Birthday to Avery! :0)

23 April, 2007 10:08  
Blogger Sarah said...

Crikey should have known there'd be another clan birthday to catch up with - hope he had a good one.

23 April, 2007 12:09  
Blogger Knit and fall back in it said...

I always love reading your birthday tributes. Makes me feel as though I know each of them.

23 April, 2007 16:11  
Blogger Dana said...

What a fabulous birthday tribute. Happy Birthday Avery and many, many more!

24 April, 2007 08:23  
Blogger Jo said...

Sorry I got lost on the way to this one M, so you snuck in a Bull to live with all those Capricornians didn't you! Happy belated birthday Avery, and where are the pics M?

25 April, 2007 16:00  
Anonymous avery said...

thank you mom, i love you as much now as i always have.and your still the most beautiful woman i have ever laid eyes on. always your loving son, avery

25 April, 2007 18:25  
Blogger Kate A. said...

Happy birthday Avery (a bit late) - I'm glad to know such a good (and well-brought-up!) person is in charge of the elves! (ever since reading Neil Gaiman and Tolkein I've found elves a little worrisome...)

30 April, 2007 18:20  

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