Friday, March 28, 2008

Happy 9th Birthday Cuddlebug!

My sweet Drew, you gave me one of the most wonderful gifts ever.....you made me a mom for the first time. How excited your dad and I were to become parents. We wanted to do everything right by you. We've made our mistakes, but I don't think we're doing too badly. We have so much love for you and that's enough. I can't believe you're turning 9 today. The time goes by so quickly that I just want to stop the clock and keep you little. But day by day you are growing into an awesome big guy. You're sensitive, smart, funny, and you have such a big heart. You love to do things for other people. You make us so proud. I see you struggling with wanting to be grown up and me not wanting you to be. I'm only looking out for you, trying to keep you safe. I hope you can understand that. I don't want you to grow up too fast. You are a wonderful big brother. I know sometimes you complain about being the oldest and your brothers bother you sometimes, but when you take the time to help them with something or play with them, it really melts my heart. The look on your face this morning when Aiden sang Happy Birthday to you was priceless. I could tell you really love your brothers and that it made your day (and mine). Happy Birthday big guy. Let's not rush through all of these birthdays too fast. I want to enjoy all of these moments for as long as I can. I love you, Cuddlebug!!


One of my all time favorite pictures!!!

Soooo Big!!


Matt and Beth's Wedding--back when we were a family of 3.


The day you became a big brother.

Another favorite portrait that will never come down off of my wall!

A big brother for the second time!

8th Birthday Party

17 comments:

Grandma Paulette said...

Happy Birthday Drew....The FIRST grandchild! You have paved the way for all the others and what a fun and interesting road it has been! I remember all the mornings of rocking you while your mom got some sleep-and thinking WOW-this is sure more fun than having kids of my own! Hope you have a fantastic day-see you tonight!

Beth said...

Happy birthday Drewdles! Love the pictures...you were (and still are) so cute! Hope you have a great day at school & we'll see you tonight. Your cousins sure are looking forward to it!

Buncha Blue-Eyed Monkeys said...

Those are some of the cutest pictures ever! What a good big brother. I love the one where he's surrounded by the flowers. Too cute

Kathryn said...

Nine years old! How does it go by so quickly!
Beautiful tribute to your big boy. Gorgeous pictures!
Happy Birthday, Drew!

Abbie said...

Ohhh!! Happy Happy Birthday Drew! You must be so proud mommy! :)

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Drew!! Such sweet pictures Kelly...thanks for sharing..!

Aunt Cindy said...

Happy Birthday to the dearest, sweetest, and I must say one of the CUTEST Godson's ever!!!! What an honor it has alway been for me to be your Godmother, and watching you grow up is one of my greatest blessings in life. I hope your 9th birthday was a special one for you, and I wish you the happiest year to come. I love you.

Dianna said...

Oh Drew, it's so darn hard to believe. I remember your Mom calling with the good news that you were here and me just boo hooing ALL day. You're such an awesome little man Drew, everyone is so proud of the person you are becoming...so pretty much, you just rock*!*
Hope your day is better than barfing out-of-town babies with diarrhea ;)

Rick said...

I love the sunflower photo.

great aunt jane said...

Drew, hope you had a great day. You sure seemed like you did. What an exciting time of your life. Next year you are in the double digits - another milestone. Enjoy all your time with your wonderful family then you can relive them always with your thoughts and dreams. Love ya

Kellan said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Drew! Those are adorable pictures and this was a truly sweet tribute!

Thanks so much for coming by and for the well wishes - So nice to see you - I'll see you soon. Kellan

Aunt Andrea said...

Drew I hope you had a great birthday!

great aunt jan said...

Hope you had a great birthday, Drew. That first picture of you looks so much like your Mom did when she was little. Great pictures.

OHmommy said...

Awwww... habby birthday!

I love all of your beautiful pictures. What a lucky boy to have so many great shots!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

oh happy birthday! What a cutie! I love those picture with his younger siblings

Kellan said...

Hi Kelly - thanks for coming by. I hope you are having a good week. SEe you soon - Kellan

Elaine A. said...

What a beautiful boy! Happy belated birthday!!

I have a post similar to this up today since it's my son's 4th bday.