This is 9

Another year has flown by.  Part of me can’t believe that I have a 9 year old.  In my head I’m still a 20-something who shouldn’t have the responcibilities that children bring.  Then I find myself in Target behind actual 20-somethings.  They are buying self-tanning lotion, nail polish and a Lean Cuisine.  I’m buying Capri Sun, fruit snacks, 36 rolls of toilet paper and about $200 worth of accompanying family groceries.  Those are the moments that reality hits and I remember that I’m a mom of two.  But you know what?  I wouldn’t trade those two precious boys for all the designer heels in the world.

Minecraft birthday cake

Why, yes, that is a Minecraft birthday cake.  It may not have been the most professional or polished birthday cake but the boy loved it.  There is something inside of me that will not allow me to spend more than $20 on a birthday cake for a child.

Eight brought us Captain Underpants, Minecraft and an interest in shiny rocks and minerals.  As we cruse into nine Harry Potter is taking front seat, Minecraft is still the go to game but the handheld DS is giving it a run for it’s money.

birthday at school

Look at this kid.  So full of spunk and imagination.  When that mind gets going I see a glimpse of what is to come.  The other day he showed us his ninja moves.  It was amazingly goofy and in my head I said, yes, this is my awesomely awesome kid.  This is what being a boy is all about.  Showing off ninja moves that in his head are on par with Bruce Lee.  These are the moments I can’t get enough of.

crazy hair day

Crazy hair day

9 is watching Back To The Future and him being frustrated that no one could explain exactly how the flux capasitor works.

9 is reading Harry Potter together and discussing which teacher would be the best and worst and why.

9 is watching him play with and care for our new dog when this time last year he would have been too afraid of dogs to enjoy a pet.

This is 9 and 9 is going to be awesome.

3 Responses

  1. ksbeth

    how wonderful that you are enjoying these moments and the special things about your children. i love the target scene, it really brings it home –

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