Happy Birthday to Nicolas! My nine year old boy. sniff. sniff. wimper. sigh.
Wowee. Nine. Okay, I'll not bore you with more disbelief about time going by. I have never had such a difficult pregnancy, delivery, or first few months with a baby. More than worth every physical and emotional pain though. Such a strong boy. I think my body just couldn't contain all that his personality was brewing. Deep and loving character even though he stifffens like a board when I try to hug him. I know just how soft he is, which is why I find it so amusing. Anyone who knew my husband as a boy cannot believe the likeness of the two, not just looks, but likeness, in every way. How about that beautiful sweater from Nani? Deep chocolate brown and warm like the little man's eyes.
Speaking of chocolate. After the red velvet experience, I succumbed to cake mix, mostly because of time constraints. For a child that I say "no" to an awful lot, I thought I should try saying "yes" on his birthday as much as I could. Within reason of course. Mom, can we have cupcakes instead of one cake? Yup you bet. Can I take 24 of them to school? Sure, how about we make 2 batches. I want to light the candles myself, please? Well it's your birthday isn't it? Light those things little man! Wow that was a big deal, all the kids came in close to see one of their own light the birthday candles. Little gifts of permissions made for a happy boy.
So on his way down to the gameroom, he can now have a stop in the garage at his own punching bag. So much brain energy, emotional energy and physical energy in that one child, it'll be great for him to do something just mindless. We also heard its really good for strengthening bones...and if you read this blog often you should know that's a good thing for us. He was thrilled. Something he can hit as much as he wants. What could be better when you're boy-nine?
So I've been hit with the six weird things tag. I'll work on narrowing down my (long) list and try to post that before the end of the week. And look out fellow bloggers, also making my hit list.
2 birthdays down, one to go. xo,AM