Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Nine Years Ago Today...

Nine years ago today I went from this:
 to this:

At about 9:30 p.m. on August 31st, 2001, Jared made his grand entrance into the world and I became a mother. And my world has never been the same....




Dave and I have come a long way since those days of being starving students, living in a dumpy student apartment (love the cinder-block walls!), juggling a baby with classes. 
 

And Jared has come a long way, growing from the cutest baby ever who "ruled the apartment with an iron fist" to a smart, funny nine-year-old (who still wishes he could rule the house with an iron fist...). ;)

Jared is a planner; he always has a new scheme-- whether it be for selling milk in front yard, hosting a museum in his bedroom, having a circus at our house, producing his own "broadway show" or designing the "Hawaii club" in his room with leftover luau stuff. His favorite food is steak ("dad's steak, medium-rare, so it is really juicy"). He wants to be a scientist or an engineer when he grows up. He plays the piano (grudgingly sometimes, but well) and likes to be in charge. He is head of "the spy team" with his friends. He loves to play Wii, read, ride his bike, do math and just be a kid.

It's amazing how fast he has grown up. Is it really already halfway until he leaves home? I want Jared to know that I love him so much! He is a great kid and I am so proud of him and glad to be his mother.

6 comments:

Lara said...

Happy birthday to Jared!

Hard to believe it's been so long. Bria turns 10 next month and I'm DYING.

brittanimae said...

I love looking at your pictures of those early years--they were too much like ours! We had that exact green sleeper, and daddy was always at a computer with a piano keyboard behind him! Happy birthday to Jared, but also to your motherhood--isn't it the most amazing journey?

Kate said...

Happy Birthday! I always think that the mommies deserve the birthday wishes, we're the ones that have to watch our babies turn into big kids. I loved your pics. We also enjoyed the cinder block walls and had that same bouncy chair.

Laurel Rogers said...

amazing how fast time flies...but then again, weren't you barely 9 years old just yesterday???? I am antique.

Rebecca said...

Cute--fun post!

Greek Goddess said...

Happy Birthday Jared! I remember some of those baby pictures. It's so cute how even his baby pictures already look like him.