January 11, 2008


Exactly 9 years, 2 hours and 10 minutes ago, our original Beautiful Boy blessed us with his arrival. We knew not that he was a boy or girl. Why ruin the *ultimate* surprise? What we did know; that if we were having a son, he would be our Saylor. And so it was.

As we said good-night to each other last night, Saylor and I reveled in his "last day of being 8" shine. I stared at him, and stared some more. He's such an amazing, unique, special, Beautiful Boy, indeed.

And so today, he's requested breakfast in bed (at 8:30, please). On the menu:
dippy eggs
hash browns
hot chocolate

Then, we'll set out to spend a day in the woods. We're taking fishing poles, (more) hot chocolate, a couple field guides on plants in our area, the family, our curiosity and imagination. What more do we need?

Saylor's original plan was to go play at Flags and Wheels, an indoor go-cart place with laser tag, paint ball, stuff like that. Then, he imagined how much more fun it would be to go hiking and fishing and see if we can find any berries or wild plants to eat. He's been very interested in edible plants lately, and although it's winter, the wild life has to be eating something, right? We'll find something to eat, no doubt. He's adventurous!

We'll do lunch somewhere up in the hills, and stop and go, with Saylor at the wheel. It's his day. Whatever he wants to do, we're honored to tag along.


kelli said...

All of us wish you Happy Birthday Saylor!

amy said...

I'm sure you'll all have a Super Happy Fantastic Celebration of Saylor's Birth.

diana(hahamommy) said...

Happy Birth Day Karen & Saylor :)

Amy said...

Happy birthday to Saylor!

Snavleys said...

Happy Birthday Saylor, and yes, you too Karen!!!

SabrinaT said...

Happy Birthday~!! My 3 boys will all soon have birthdays. I may have to borrow the breakfast in bed!

kelli said...

I've awarded you an "excellent" blog award.

You can see what I'm talking about at my blog.

Heather said...

I have tried to comment on this before over the past weeks and I goofed something up. I hope this comes through. Hope it was a happy day!!!!!! Glad to see you honored his wishes and sounds like he is a very special boy!! I can't wait to meet up with you all again one day. ;)

Learning Barefoot said...

What an idyllic birthday plan! Sounds like my kind of day- what a special 9 year old he must be to choose nature over Nascar- ok not quite Nascar, but I was going going for something alliterative!