Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy 9th Birthday, David!

We've had a nice, relaxing day celebrating David's birthday. This is due, in part, to the fact that we are holding off the celebrating until tomorrow when Ez has the day off! Ez got home this morning at about 7 and David was still asleep, but I knew he was not going to want to wait until Ez woke up to open his gifts. Ez and I decided it would be fun to wake up David and give him his gifts in bed! Of course not all the kids saw it, but it was something different and fun.

Waking up

A bit more awake when he realizes he got another jersey!

David is definitely a great blessing in our family, I am really greatful for him. Here are nine things I love about David on his 9th birthday!
1. David is a bright boy. He catches on to things quickly.
2. He has a great laugh. It is one of those that is sort of a giggle, and once he gets going, it's hard not to laugh right along with him.
3. He is becoming quite the assistant barbecuer to Ez, always helping him out. He actually seasoned our dinner on Sunday, and it was perfect.
4. David is athletic. We're glad he takes after dad in this way!
5. He is a good brother. David can be a very kind, helpful, thoughtful big brother.
6. David is quite skilled in the art of video games. He really enjoys playing his PSP when he can and loves to challenge just about anybody on Guitar Hero.
7. He loves his dad more than anything. They are best buds. David loves to play football with Ez, wrestle with him, just sit and watch football. He even has the same favorite foods as Ez--rib-eye steak, sea salt and vinegar chips, rocky road ice cream. He even has the same smile!
8. David is a night owl, just like his mom. His least favorite part of the day is bedtime because he so dislikes the idea of going to bed before the adults and potentially missing out on something good!
9. David is determined. When there is something he wants to learn to do, he will make sure he figures out how to do it. He will try and try, ask questions, observe, and try some more until he is satisfied.

Happy Birthday, David! We hope this birthday will be special and memorable for you. We love you!

A few photos of David as he has celebrated his birthdays:

Just a few hours old

A few days old

1 year

2 years

3 years

4 years

5 years

6 years

7 years

8 years

9 years


Gavin, Laura, and Sydney said...

What a fun idea of waking him up. And I love all the pics. It's fun to see him through the years!