Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Jarrod turns 9



I can't believe my eldest child is now 9 years old! Where do the years go? It seems like only yesterday I was eagerly awaiting the birth of my first born son... all those episodes of "Baby Story" on TLC, painting the nursery & buying new furniture... the anticipation. Then when he arrived, it was like falling in love all over again. Who would have known your heart could expand miles when you have a child. I've been fortunate to have been blessed with 3 wonderful children... so when Jarrod turned 9 this past weekend, I couldn't help but shed a tear as we sang "Happy Birthday" and he blew out the "9" candles on the mini cupcakes he insisted we get versus the traditional cake or cupcake cake. Here are a few pictures I wanted to share. Now to find the time to scrap the memories! :-)


Jarrod picked The Old Spaghetti Factory for his family birthday dinner celebration. This is Me with Logan & Jarrod waiting to be seated...



Jarrod asked for an iPod touch for his birthday... this is him with the card I made him and his new iPod Touch. Thanks Rina for the Heidi Swapp papers, they were PERFECT for the card!



Jarrod hosted his first sleepover with a couple of his friends. He picked mini-cupcakes for his "birthday cake"... here he is with his brother Dylan, waiting to blow out the candles!


Thanks for stopping by and sharing this wonderful moment of time with me! :-)


9 comments:

sweet craf-tea chick said...

oo, i love the old spaghetti factory! looks like jarrod had a fabulous birthday!! awesome! what a great card! thanks for sharing, ar! *hugs* steph :)

Tashia Boyd said...

I have all boys as well in my house, so I know all about that testosterone thing! The only other girl in the house is my dog, Lola, and she on occasion likes to roll around in farm poop, so I can't really count her as a girlie girl! Jarrod has a wonderful smile, how proud you must feel! Have a great day Arlene. Tashia

Michelle Viaje said...

ohh arlene...you just talking about your baby Jarrod..made me want to cry just thinking about how fast they really grow..Nick is almost SEVEN !!!! Babies bring so much joy to my life..i dont know how i would be if i didnt have any..Thanks for sharing Jarrods party with us..omg ipod touch..wow lucky boy..Nick's been asking for an iphone..lmao

6Torres said...

I know where do the years go...... My oldes is only 8. I remember watching "Baby Story" on TLC too, funny...... We are so lucky to have our kids in our lives.

Maria's Cards said...

Hi Arlene. Love the card you made for your son. I have 2 boys and yes they grow so fast. My oldest is 17 and my youngest is 9. It looks like you have three wonderful young men there. You must be so proud. Happy birthday to Jarrod. Have a great day.
Maria :)

Rina said...

awwww i'm totally tearing up right now, so fun, your boys are the luckiest boys in the world for having such an awesome mama!

KeeponScrappin said...

Awwww! Happy Birthday Jarrod! You will love the iPod Touch. The girls have it glued to their hands. LOL!!! Hope you had the best sleepover...the best bday parties ever.

janet lomajan said...

Beautiful family you have Arlene! The boys are adorable! Birthday blessings for Jarrod and your family. =D

Barbara said...

Arlene your boys are so cute and reading about them made me think and feel old.LOL!!!your son turned 9 my baby turned 25 in june and all i can say is they grow so fast.love the card you made for him just great!

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