Birthday Boy!!

By PaisleyJade - Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Today our special little 8 year old turned 9!  We didn't end up giving him the 8 year old card - hubby whipped up a pretty cool 9 year old one instead.

Our morning began with everyone gathering on our bed (including Boo), each taking turns to share something they love about the birthday boy - then we prayed for him and then the present opening time began!  After school we ate goodies, including a simple but very cool Star Wars cake Syms and I whipped up together.

This little guy was born on Labour weekend, 9 years ago.  We had planned our annual Labour weekend youth group camp knowing that he was due to be born well before the camp was on... but he was overdue, and then took another 3 days to come after I was induced!  So in the end Symon missed the start of the camp and then took trips back and forth from the camp to visit us in hospital.  

I love this guy - he's quirky, clever, a master at any type of video/computer game, funny, flexible and friendly. He's also nearly impossible to photograph (no thanks to his 'thumbs up' Dad)!

Happy Birthday to our special boy!! 

To check out his previous birthdays see here and here.

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  1. What an incredible great cake :)

    Happy Birthday!

    xo, Mel

  2. Happy Birthday to your special 9 year old! Looks and sounds like a fab day and I'm loving that cake (we are all Star Wars fans at our house!) x

  3. I am so impressed with that cake! I had a DISASTER on the weekend with icing when making my nephews Lego cake. Never again... Clever you and Symon!

  4. ahahahahahahahaha background thumbs up hahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. happy birthday little Mr!!!
    hope you got spoilt by your gorgeous family.
    thumbs up

  6. haPPy birthday, dudE!

    too cute.

    LuV your SmiLe, P. Jade!!

  7. NINE!! I feel so old now! Happy Birthday Mykie.

  8. Happy Birthday Mr 9!!
    awesome cake!

    our 9 year olds must have been due around the same time cos mine was 10 days early!

  9. Awww what a cool little man you've got there! I love your birthday morning tradition of gathering on your bed, praying for them (LOVE IT!) and then opening presents. I'm so inspired by this and shall suggest to hubby we do something similar for our wee one's birthdays. I'm so into establishing family traditions and this one is extra special. Thank you!
    Nice work on the cake also XX

  10. Anonymous10:23 pm

    that last pic cracks me guys are goofballs
    love it
    Happy Birthday to Master 9!!!!
    it goes so fast doesn't it?????

    love and light

  11. Birthday greetings for the birthday boy! :)

  12. Happy Birthday to your 9 year old! Great cake too!

  13. Aww, sounds like a great kid! Hope he has a happy birthday!! :)

  14. Anonymous2:54 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY XXX BRILL CAKE! It wont be long before my biggest boy turns 9. How time flies past in a blink of an eye.

  15. Happy Birthday!!!! All God's best to a special 9 year old! What a great way to start his day! LOve the prayers and kind words :) And that CAKE--awesome! I had to laugh at the "thumbs up" dad in the background! And the 8 year old card you bought him! Hilarious!!

  16. Wow, 9 years old. Happy Birthday Mykah!!!! And how handsome is he now!

  17. aw how sweet! happy birthday to him. :)

  18. Happy birthday Mr 9! I'm sure God has a wonderful year ready and waiting for you. xx

  19. We do the gathering on the bed thing on birthday mornings too. I hadn't thought to pray for them at this time so Im going to steal that idea and add that to our birthday morning traditions.

  20. happy birthday to your son

  21. you guys rock. i'm so inspired by your cool traditions. xo


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