Monday, January 9, 2012

Seth is Nine!

Seth on his new "big boy" bike! 

Seth's ninth birthday was Sunday. I know I sound like every other mother when I say, "I can't believe my baby is already nine years old. It seems like he was just born!" It is so true though! I do feel a little sad because he is growing up so fast. I just have to try to not dwell on it! I longed to be a mother for so long. I have been doing my best to savor every moment of his childhood, but wow how time flies!!!

For his birthday, Seth decided he wanted Nini (my sister) and Spencer (my nephew) to come and spend the day with us. This is a family tradition for us.  We have "family" parties. One year we had a very small party with three of his friends, but honestly, we just prefer family gatherings. I guess because this was how Anita and I celebrated our birthdays when we were growing up.  Seth chose lunch at Carrabbas and a homemade cookie cake. After lunch he then requested a shopping trip to Academy. He wanted to shop for baseball things.... because, of course, you can never have enough!! Lol! Seth LOVES baseball!

It is a good thing my "real" job is being the Director of Curriculum, because 
I will never get a job as a cookie decorator! Lol! 
Please don't laugh at my attempt at creating a Boston Red Sox 
cookie cake!  FYI  Seth added the polka dots :-)

Seth, Spencer, and Nini

Jon, Seth and me

The sisters :-)

Our big boy! 

Seth said this was his best birthday EVER! Having Nini and Spencer here, lunch at Carrabba's, a shopping trip to Academy AND a new blue Schwinn- I'd say all in all, he was a happy boy!!! Jon and I are so proud of the precious child he has always been and the young man he is becoming. 
 We are so blessed!  


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  2. I feel like I have visited your blog already, but I don't think I have. I got distracted admiring how organized and clean your house looks in all your pictures. I am so jealous. I wish I had an orderly home.

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    Looking forward to reading more of your posts.


  3. Happy Birthday to your boy. I know exactly what you mean though, it truly does feel like yesterday. Today I got out my boys baby books {My older boy has a girlfriend now} So I basically wanted to embarrass him...well anyhow, it seemed like just yesterday and it made me sad. Funny part was is my son noted "Look how young Dad looks" Glad it was him and not about me!

  4. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Now I'm hear reading all about you! Handsome family, and one big 'ol TV!

    OH, and gotta love the Bliss in your blog!



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