Somebody turned 10 years old yesterday.
I’m not sad about it at all. Not. One. Bit.
I mean, just because I can still remember the moment he entered this world like it was yesterday. Splotchy and pruned. And huge.
Did I mention he was huge? A solid pound and a half bigger than all my other kiddos. And, in an ironic twist, the only one I delivered without even a hint of anesthesia.
Nine pounds, two ounces. And a 14.5 inch head. But who’s counting? I secretly think it was all the cherry pie filling I craved when I was carrying him.
But that’s all ancient history now. Well, at least 10 year old history.
Now he’s big enough to want money, PS3 games and jerseys for his birthday.
Evidently, his family accomodates his desires on his special day.
He brings so much joy to our lives. He has one of the purest, gentlest hearts on this earth.
And would do anything for his brothers and sisters. Or anyone for that matter.
Asher, you make this world a better place.
I love you,
The Ferrill's says
BIG SNIFFS….oh sweetness!
Happy Birthday Asher! I love the way you love your brothers and sisters….I saw just a snippet of it at a lunch date one time, and the way you loved on my Kimmie melted my heart. You're a special guy, that's for sure!
Happy Birthday Asher!
So sweet….Happy b-day Asher!
Happy Birthday Asher! Sounds like the sweetest guy.
awwwww… sniff.. sniff… big ugly cry.. sniff. What a sweet little man. Happy Birthday big guy.. and Lovin' Co and her cake… and the unfolding!!!!!! she's lookin' H.O.T.!
Hope the day was perfect! And that someone gave mama extra hugs yesterday..
Happy happy day!
p.s. when I come round that way, you best beleive we gonna be celebratin' somethin' so we have an excuse to eat one of Co's cakes. Gonna have to start schemin' now.
Looks like a great time was had by all especially the birthday boy!
Happy Birthday, Asher! You weighed even more than my biggest, Zachary of 9 pounds. I love this post Stefanie..and all the sweet pics. You are a good Mama. 🙂 I'm happy to see all the kids home for the big day. Sweet.
a Tonggu Momma says
Asher, you are now what my daddy would call a double-digit midget. Not PC, I know, but no one ever accused the Colonel of being PC. Happy birthday, big guy!
(You're such a good Mom, Stef!!)
Happy 10th Birthday, Asher!
…you sound a LOT like my Dawson; from your age and interests to your character and gentle heart…AND the big head you were born with! LOL! 🙂 All those SMARTS had to fit in somewhere!!
DRAT! Just wrote this long comment and lost it!!! SO to recap:
1. handsome lil' guy!
2. love the pic of him w/cake
3. cooool cake
4. also love seeing T & Z home…what a happy mama you must be to have all the kids around your table at once!
5. love ya!
Happy double digits Birthday Asher! (such a cool name:) how is it these babies grow up so quickly 🙁
You have such a gift for writing about these very special events in your life and the life of your family!
Happy Birthday Asher! There is a very special girl at this house that is celebrating a very toothless #8 today!
Double digits…that's tough on Mama for sure! But what a handsome young man he is turning into!
Boys are so special!!
Happy Birthday Asher!!! Now, he's not into sports, is he;-)????
Oh Stef….can I relate to the birth experience….did the same with Owen at 9lbs 6oz and two pushes….AMAZING experience!!!
How sweet! There is nothing like a sweet boy!!
Happy Birthday Asher!!
Happy Birthday Asher!
sniff. . . sniff. . . teary eyed aunt here. . . Happy Birthday Big Guy – We Love You.
Great post Stef.
I can't believe they are already 10, it doesn't seems that long ago that the three of us were all expecting at the same time.
Great to see pictures of everyone at home.
Love to all.
Oh, he is sooo handsome!!!! Happy Birthday !
Asher was on my "short list" when we had to change from Malia to a boy name LOL
Lindsey's mom says
Happy Birthday!!!! Sorry for the late post..I have no internet! Jesse turned 7 June 11 so June is a great month isn't it!! Hope things are going well!!!! We are in the midst of a USCIS HEADACHE but what is my life without complications? 10 is a great number!!!!
Nicole A. says
Oh, how sweet! He is one handsome boy, and you are obviously such a proud mama!
My oldest (sweet, honest, helpful, Mama's boy!) turns 9 next week, and I am already all teary; after all, in 9 more years, he'll be off to college. Ugh!
Have a wonderful time celebrating Asher, and a wonderful weekend!
All the best,
Nicole A. in OH
OH. MY. GOODNESS.! This was the SWEETEST post!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ASHER!!! What a handsome little man! And I know he has the biggest heart!! Just look at his momma! 😉
OH, I just loved, loved, loved this post!
Happy Birthday, Asher!!!
Happy Belated Birthday, Asher!! Looks like you were surrounded by so much love on your special day! And YAY, so glad to see Tori home!!
p.s. Only 5 days to go and I'm on my way to my double-digit girl!!! 🙂