Wednesday, November 12, 2008

nine

Another day that was all about a number. 
Andrew turned nine today.  And my list was full.  Because I waited until today to do everything for this boys big day.  I try not to procrastinate,  but with three in a row, I sort of loose my steam.
There were nine balloons.  The cookies were baked and dropped off at school.  The gifts were purchased and wrapped.
The cake was made.  The handburgers were grilled.  And we were reminded of how fast they grow, but how young nine still is.  (He still calls them handburgers.)  
As Andrew says, eight is great, but nine is fine.
I believe it is honey, I believe it is.

64 comments:

amanda said...

Happy Birthday Andrew!

Love your smiley face cake!

Rachel said...

happy birthday Andrew! Nine is a good age indeed.

Cinnamonamon said...

Happy birthday, Andrew!!!

Deborah W said...

Sounds like Andrew had a great birthday! Good job. He'll remember how much you loved him as he turned nine years old!

PrincessPea said...

Sounds like a great celebration!

Hege said...

Happy Birthday Andrew!

Daniela said...

I believe that ... Andrew appreciated a lot your cake!! :-) It seems to taste good!!
WOW!

Amy said...

Happy day to Andrew and congratulations to his mom!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Happy Birthday Andrew!! Double digits next year - you're right nine is fine. Cinnamon cookies are amongst our favourites too.

TD wool design said...

hope he had a great day! what a cool cake :)

stitching under oaks said...

Happy Birthday Andrew! Enjoy the last year of single digits!

APA said...

Happy, happy birthday to your youngest who IS a fine nine! I love, love the smiley face on the birthday cake. Birthdays look very cool, indeed, at your house! Fond memories for the children to grow on. :)

Denise said...

Happy Birthday Andrew. Hope you have a 'fine' year :-)

Renee said...

Happy Birthday, Andrew!!

Carolyn said...

Happy Birthday Andrew! My Andrew turned 21 on the 12th. I'm glad you enjoyed the cake and the craziness. My boy is away at college, so I didn't get to make the cake...I'll do that when he's home for Thanksgiving!

TLCknits said...

Happy B-day Andrew!!!! Hope your day was great!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Wow. Three birthdays so close together. I would imagine the fall months keep you hopping ;).

Happy birthday Andrew!

kim said...

Aw, Happy Birthday, Andrew! I love the cake!

pricklypearbloom said...

Happy birthday!

Sarah Jackson said...

Happy birthday Andrew! And happy birthday to you, mama. You must be very proud.

Veronique said...

Happy birthday Andrew! Love the color theme you've got going on :)

Cathy said...

Nine is fine--that's so cute! My sons' birthdays are two days apart. It's a lot, but we get it all over with at once. Three spread out within 6 weeks would be tough!

Jane said...

Welcome to the nine year old club Andrew! I'm sure you and Ryan would have a FINE time together. I caught Ryan playing with his trucks this AM before school. Somedays they seem so old and then other days they remind you of how young they really are. Happy day to you too Leslie!

MadMad said...

Oh, great cake! Happy, happy day to you and your mom... who now can get around to planning Thanksgiving. And Christmas...

nicole said...

Happy birthday Andrew! May your 9th be fine all year long!!!

Kat said...

Congratulations Andrew! That is one cool cake.

leslie said...

a big happy b-day to the 9 year old. i love his rhymes. can you ask him to come up with something that rhymes with 32 please? that would be great.

KeanaLee said...

Happy Birthday Andrew!

lucky knitter said...

Happy Birthday Andrew! What a fun cake!

My there are a lot of November birthdays!

Regina said...

Happy Birthday Andrew!

magnusmog said...

happy birthday Andrew, cake and hamburgers - yummy:)

Hilary said...

Aw...happy birthday, Andrew!

Philigry said...

h birthday andrew!
Wow, three birthday right in a row! It must be so busy for you from the first birthday, throught the holidays. You have a wedding anniversary after all that too, right?
Sounds like fun!

emily said...

happy birthday! we're loving nine so far. that perfect place in between being big and being small.

Lynette said...

happy birthday, andrew!!!

mle said...

a very Happy Birthday to Andrew! wow, you have quite the busy birthday month!

Grace said...

oh, that is so sweet! Happy day, Andrew!!

At the Honeysuckle Tree said...

Happy Birthday! Ah, yes, 9. My Ben is 9 and it is very true - this age seems so much older but in so many ways, they are still so young. Funny about the handburgers - Ben calls lots of things weird and actually until he hears the right way of the word, goes with his own. The other day he told me I was a cheapsteak. Kids are great. Enjoy!

Tanya

Melissa! said...

What always is a turning point for me is when their cute proununciations move way to the real proununciations.
So my husband & I are the ones - in order to hang onto the time in life - to ask for the madagazine to read about the amables as we cross the goldengrate bridge...this weekend in honor of Andrew I will have to grill turkey handburgers! ;)

Java Mama said...

Wow - I am sure you do lose your steam with three so close in a row. Congratulations to your 9-is-fine boy!

iknitipurl said...

Yay! Happy belated birthday! I miss being 9.

anne said...

my 'little one' has just been 40!!! and is looking forward to a different sort of 'birth-day' at the moment - pure joy! AND i still made a hmm hedgehog/rabbit/? birthday cake for her!

zebraknits said...

Happy Birthday, Andrew!!

ali said...

Yay! Nine IS fine- my Jaron turned nine this summer! Fun, fun, fun!
We've got a run on birthdays too, will the fun and excitement never end?! hehehe...
The older they get, the older that must make me- I try not to think of that...

Happy knitting-
ali

peaknits said...

8 is great at our house for now - time does go too fast! Happy Birthday to your fella! My daughter says hamurmer - gotta love that. Handburger sound like a special home made burger actually.

t does wool said...

HAPPY BD ANDREW!!!

tiennie said...

Happy Birthday Andrew!!!!

2monkeys_mom said...

Happy Birthday!

What a great cake. We've got three in a month here - it can be a real challenge. :^)

Lin said...

Have a very great 9th birthday!

house on hill road said...

happy happy day, andrew!

i still can't believe that our youngest have the same birthday! and i hear you about the three in a row thing...fatty's is on monday and then jane's fast after. i have bought the gifts, just need to make the cakes.

knithound brooklyn said...

Happy Birthday Andrew! Hope your day is super fun.

raining sheep said...

How quickly they grow!! I love the cake, really cute. What boy would not love that!

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Yay Andrew! Hope you guys had a great day:)

kerstin said...

Wow, definitely a busy birthday season for you! Happy birthday to all!

Kara said...

Can I have my next birthday at your house?! Happy Birthday Andrew!

Adina said...

Happy Birthday, Andrew! And hey handburger is better than handbugger like my 4 year old says.
Love your photos.
Thanks for sharing.
Adina

adinagreenwood.wordpress.com

Jodi said...

Another Happy Birthday to Andrew! But what I'd really like to know is how you get your computer screen to look like that - To Do List, Weather and Calendar popping up?! Does it do that every day? I love that and am not very good at finding stuff like that... any tips?

theblondeknitter said...

my nephew used to call them hangaburgers!
9 is a great age. i loved being 9. i'm sure your Andrew will too! Happy Birthday!
:D

a friend to knit with said...

hi jody! sorry i have no other way to get in touch with you other than leaving a comment here.
that screen is on my mac. just part of a mac.
it is worth the purchase just for that feature! i use it everyday!!!!!! and love it.

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