One day I woke up, rubbed my eyes...and realized that he was nine.
He said it was the greatest day of his life because he's now closer to being ten and getting his brown guinea pig.
There was a trip to an overstimulating restaurant...with Mexican food, thousands of green and red twinkle lights wrapped around trees, fiesta music for all, and an overcrowded arcade. He was in heaven.
Then it was back home to have my leaning tower of gluten free chocolate cake and a few gifts. My awesome hubby found our little man a couple of authentic soccer jerseys at the thrift store...BRAND NEW... for mere pennies. Brady's heart was won. I made the little soccer peg men last minute as a cake topper - Brady was super pleased with their simplicity.
Happy birthday my Little Love...may you be wrapped in the arms of God and protected by His spirit. May you find joy in the little things in life (as you already have), may you grow to love others and be loved in return....I wish you lots of soccer playing years, cups of hot tea, and next year - one brown guinea pig.