Monday, October 30, 2006

Happy Birthday Ty!

Today Ty turns 9. Yes, my baby is nine years old! Here he is with his presents ... he was so excited to open everything! Posting these pics made me think about his early years, so I thought I would put some from his past on here, too.

Here are the two of us just hours after his birth.

He was born at Abbott Northwestern, on a beautiful day - the weather was similar that year to this. My parents were staying with Ben and they rushed Steve & I out the door even though we knew it was not nearly time to go ... so instead of heading to the hospital, we went to Minnehaha Falls and had a lovely walk, stopping every so often for contractions! Finally it was time to go in, and after a couple more hours it was decided Ty was not ready to come out - so our wonderful doctor, John Nadeau, ended up doing an unexpected C-Section. All went well, and we had our boy.

Here he is a bit older ... discovering the joys to be had using simple items found around the house ... He was always such a happy child! Here are two of my favorites, one where he is helping out in the kitchen and one where he has discovered the fun to be had in the bathroom!

Happy Birthday, Sweet Boy!


Mark and Carla said...

Well, Ty's getting older but you haven't aged a day!

What a sweet baby with a great smile--that hasn't changed, either. Even now when he smiles, his eyes light up and he beams!

Anonymous said...

Adorable! Now and then.