Thursday, January 14, 2010

On turning nine

Dearest reader, before you begin reading this post I need to ask you a favor. Can you pretend it's 2 weeks ago, Thursday, December 31st. Because I'm lazy and I forgot to post this 2 weeks ago.

Nine years ago this very day, I became a mommy. Jason Edward Ritchie was born weighing a mere 1 pound and 14.5 ounces. He was only 13 inches long and 12 weeks early. My life changed completely that night. I had a child that doctors told me would never live until the next morning. And now, here we are, nine years later still going strong. Sure, Jay has some health issues but he is the most amazing kid I have ever had the opportunity to meet.

Now, on to the pictures of my beautiful little boy turning nine!

My child is an Elmo freak.

I got a little ambitious and made a tie dyed cake, it will never happen again.

Jay got a uke for his birthday and he loves it! He adores music.

I'm still not sure what this face is about.

And finally, the forced birthday hat picture.