Thursday, January 7, 2010

3,650 days. 3,650 magical days.

akaish 006 Happy 10th Birthday Kaishon.

Although I have sprinkled and sprinkled

‘magic*stop*growing*up*dust’ on you each night

it is not working.

You continue to grow.

And thrive.

I will love you forever.

I will love you for always.

As long as I’m living,

My baby you’ll be.

Taken from one of our favorite books

that I (still) read you at bedtime.

love you forever I asked Kaish what he wanted for his Birthday.

He said, “Well you just got me everything I wanted for Christmas.”

(Which is hilarious since I got him NOTHING on his list)

and then he said, “Let’s get some things for Naji and Sabria instead of getting me more things. I don’t need anything.”

Out of all the little boys in the whole wide world

I’m so glad

Jesus gave me the very best one.best shot

80 comments:

stephanie garcia said...

He is amazing!

Grandma J said...

WOOO HOOO!!
Happy Birthday Kaishon!

DOUBLE DIGITS! You are getting to be so big and more handsome every day! I think it takes a very grown up young man to think of others on their very own birthday. Did you have a cake? Did you get a birthday spanking HA!

Smooches from me! :)

Kristina P. said...

Happy birthday, sweet Kaishon!!

He & Me + 3 said...

What a sweet sweet boy you have there. double digits...I will be looking those straight in the eye on the 15th. Let's cry together...shall we?
Happy Birthday Kaishon!

Trudy said...

Happy Birthday to Kaish, what a gem! I LOVE that book so much, when I was still teaching preschool I even made up a little song for it.

Dot O said...

Happy Birthday Kaish! You've got an awesome mom with whom to celebrate this double-digit birthday!!!

Dot O said...

PS I remember reading that story almost every night and tearing up whenever I did....

Kate Coveny Hood said...

That is one of the dearest things I've ever heard. He is a very special kid.

keli.h said...

you REALLY couldn't have wished for a better child. he's amazing.

happy birthday, kaishon!

Jennifer said...

Stopped by from SITS to say:
Happy 10th Birthday Kaishon!!

American in Norway said...

Awwwww...made me all teary over here!
Happy Happy Birthday Kaish! - & please stop getting older/bigger...us mom's have a really hard time with that!

Sara Plays House said...

OMG What a sweet, special boy you have! Happy birthday to him!
Thanks for stopping by. :)

SKELLER said...

For sure, he's a keeper!!

Happiest Bday wishes to Kaish!

Chris Trampel said...

what a great ten year old! Let him buy them presents!
Mary

Mari said...

What a great kid! Happy Birthday Kaishon!
PS - I read that book to my kids a lot when they were young. One year they gave me a build a bear with a recording in it that said
"I love you forever,
I'll like you for always
As long as we're living
our Mommy you'll be"
They each recorded one section of it.
It's still sitting on my dresser!

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

I want magical stop growing dust!!!!!!

Happy Birthday to your handsome little man!

Pam D said...

Oh yeah, you are DEFINITELY doing something right! And I somehow missed that he and my BugHunter were so CLOSE in age! BH turns 10 on Feb 15!!! (we are in shock...). Oh, I love your post title; I just might have to hijack it and do something crazy with the whole idea....
Happy birthday, handsome and wonderful and double-digit Kaishon! What a blessing you are ... and what blessings you have! To SEE them at the tender age of ten is just awesomely amazing; may God continue to grow in your heart and look through your eyes and move through your hands and feet. May He bless every step that you take, and may His will be yours, always.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Awwww, he melts my heart. Tell him to stop growing older because I'd love for him to be the same age as Baby Boo so he can be her future husband. (Unforunately, she is 2 almost three so there would be a huge age different. Plus she's barely potty trained! LOL)

Happy Birthday to Kaishon and many, many more.

Brittany Ciara Sheets said...

Dropping in from SITS!

The big 1-0, I remember how my mom acted when I turned that age. She cried for days. And now, here I am, turning 18 and getting ready to leave her behind to start my own life. Only, I'll be sure to visit every single chance I get.

Happy Birthday Kaishon!

Ragan said...

Ahhh, how sweet! He's such a good kid. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAISH!!!

Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma said...

What a great kid! Happy Birthday to him! I often wish I could sprinkle that magic dust myself :)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Happy Birthday Kaishon! You are now a 'tween!
And you already have the best gift ever...you have a wonderful mother!
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Dawn said...

wishing your beautiful boy a very happy birthday! i remember 10. to be "double digits" and to feel so grown up. many more magic days coming your way!

Yelena R. said...

Happy Birthday Kaishon! Many more blessings and happy years :)

Marilyn said...

Happy Birthday Kaishon!! Yesterday was mine! Yup, that no grow up dust just doesn't work. Too bad. I hope you all have a wonderful and special day today.

Valerie said...

A very happy birthday to your son! 10 is an awesome milestone!

I laughed when I saw the book "I'll Love You Forever"
I have given each one of my 3 sons a copy of that book, and I read it to me them every night. And when we weren't reading the book, when I tucked them in I would repeat the words. I still say those words every now and again as we have gone thru most of those stages with my oldest (18). My tall one (16 years old and 6'5", me I am 5'6") I have to laugh, cause he is most like me and we have the most disagreements, but I still stand on my tip toes and say,

"I'll Love your forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living,
My baby you'll be!"

That is a precious book!

The Toll House Cookie said...

Happy Birthday Kaishon!!!! What a sweet boy you have.....and a wonderful boy you've raised!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love him. Could he be sweeter? No, not even with we covered him with honey and rolled him in sugar. Happy 10th to Kaish and YOU!

Nurse Nancy said...

Aren't little boys amazing? Happy, happy birthday to Kaish.

Cortney said...

Awww! He's such a good kid! Happy Birthday Kaishon!!!

(I love that book too. My mom gave it to me.)

jen@odbt said...

Happy Happy Birthday Kaishon!!! I've been using the magic dust too and it's not working. Hope it's a great day for all of you. That book always makes me tear up.

Mighty M said...

Happy Birthday Kaishon!! My mom dug out her old copy of that book and gave it to me a month or two back. The first time I read it to Hannah I was not doing a good job holding back the tears, such a sweet book.

Hilary said...

Oh.. happy 10th birthday, sweet thing. :) What a darling boy.

That book brought back memories of my own babies (now 22 and 19). I used to rock them to sleep singing that little song. I'd seen Robert Munsch narrate and sing to a group, so I knew how he intended the song to sound. I can still feel a wee one at the breast when I think of it. The kids loved the absurdity of the story and I loved its bittersweet cycle.

They grow so fast! Hold onto that darling Kaishon. :)

Frippery said...

Happy Birthday Kaishon! What a sweet boy. Those childhood days fly by, enjoy each moment! I used to read that book to my son and I would always cry. He is 22 now and it seems like I was just reading it yesterday.

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What a sweet child...Happy Birthday Kaishon!

Lolli said...

Happy birthday to dear Kaishon! There is SO much love in this post!

smiles4u said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful sweet thoughtful boy. Just reading of his sweet unselfishness made my heart and soul smile. Yes, Jesus gave you the very best and I am so glad and thankful. XX Lori

Martha in PA said...

Happy Birthday Kaish! You are growing up, and what a thoughtful boy! Your mom must be so proud!

Beautiful photo!

We loved that book too!

Mental P Mama said...

He is magical! Happiest of Birthdays! And, sadly, there isn't enough dust to keep them from growing up. But it is all wonderful!

jennykate77 said...

What an amazing little boy he is!! I can't believe he's 10?!!! That's just not right. Why can't they stay little forever? Isaiah turned 6 this week. I want a pause button...and I want it now! You're doing a fabulous job being his mommy...he's learned all his goodness from you!

Happy HAPPY Birthday, Kaish!♥
(give him a big hug from me)

Gay Vaughan @It's a Hodgepodge Life said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! What an inspirational blog you have...I can't wait to read more. Thanks again SITSta!

CaraBee said...

What a beautiful boy, inside and out!

Happy Birthday (a day late)!!

Donna Boucher said...

Happy birthday to you dear sweet boy!

blueviolet said...

He is a true blessing, your Kaish! Happy Birthday!!!

Suki said...

Happy Birthday Kaish! I hope mom got you at least something you wanted. And everyone else too :)
Rebeckah, you are truly blessed with a wonderful child.

Jessi said...

I love that book. Makes me cry *every* time I read it!

Jenni Jiggety said...

OOOOH! Happy Birthday Kaishon! I hope he had a wonderful day!

My oldest is about to turn 10, too...I can't believe we are hitting double digits!

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

oh how sweet! I love what he said. That made my heart melt. you have raised yourself a great and loving son! You should feel so blessed! Thanks for sharing that with me! I just loved it!

Joanna Jenkins said...

WOO-HOO! HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY KAISHON!

I hope it's a great day and a great year!!!!!!!!!!

xo

Caroline said...

Happy 10th Birthday Kaish - and well done for being such a generous young man (and well done that Mum for raising him so well!!). :D

Brian Miller said...

sucha a sweet tribute. i hope he has an amazing birthday!

Jenners said...

Wow! You are doing everything right!!! What a kid! You are truly blessed.

4 Lettre Words said...

LOVE that boy and that book! Both could make me cry.

Angelica Bays, TygrLilies.com said...

Ohhh! Yeayy!
I'm so glad I picked today to return some Bloggy Love!
High 5 Kaishon! Or should I say, High 10??
COngratulations, Mama!
God Bless You!

Spencer L Casey said...

Ah, 10. I have one of those this year. She turned 10 on September 24th. My oldest just turned 21. Man, I'm ancient.

Great book as well. Ah, digs at your heart every time.

gretchen said...

That is precious. A good and generous boy just like his mama. :) Happy Birthday Kaish!

Buckeroomama said...

Aww, happy birthday to your sweet, sweet boy!

Maggie May said...

Happy Birthday Kaishon. 10 is a lovely age to be.

Nuts in May

Anonymous said...

Hi, Kaishon! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my oldest grandson! I am so prpoud of you. I'm making you a special treat. You are the Best!!!!!!!! I love you to the moon and back. Grammy

Mrs. Bird said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome man! I can't read that book and keep it together. I got teary just seeing the cover :)

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome boy. What a wonderful face and what a giving spirit! I know just how you feel about preventing them from growing up!

Debbie said...

Now that is one special boy you have there. I think he gets that from you:)
Happy birthday!!!

Sarah said...

oh my word! this brought tears to my eyes! yes, it sounds like Jesus DID give you a great one ;)

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday, Kaish! What a sweet, sweet boy you are and you make your mom so proud! Have a great day!

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Awww, happy birthday to him! PS- My mom definitely gave me that book when I was little too!

Tania-Dreams2010 said...

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefes. Such a sweet post. Happy Birthday Kaishon. :) I remember that book from when I was a kid. I will definitely read that to my children too :) Amazing blog

Monkey's Mama said...

Happy Birthday Kaishon! I got that book as a gift when Logan as born but it makes me cry so I've never gotten it out for Logan! Oh and regarding the green light - he is off and on with it. He is very proud of himself when he does wait - today he came in and said, "did you get a good sleep? Because I waited until my light was green!"

Drew said...

That is amazing! I was (I think) a pretty giving child, but I don't think I would have been offered to give up my birthday gifts. Kaishon, you're awesome!

Little Miss English Teacher said...

WOW! What a sweet sweet boy!!!! Happy Birthday!

Ashley said...

How sweet! Indeed you have a precious little boy! I love that book, but it always makes me cry.

Have an amazing week!

Sissy said...

We love that book here, too! What a sweet boy.
Thanks for stopping by Martians. I'll definately be back here!
Sissy

Shelle said...

there's that smile again...you are so luck to have that every day, honestly I think he could make a million bucks with it...I cry every time I read that book...my eldest just turned 16 and it was his fav...bet he'd still let me read it to him...he's such a mummy's boy.

Liz said...

I hope he had a wonderful birthday!

HBFG said...

Happy birthday Kaishon!!!

Corey~living and loving said...

Happy late birthday to your sweet boy! :)

aforestfrolic said...

Well Happy Belated Birthday Kaishon!!! That is one of our fav books too.

Jamie :)

asthefarmturns said...

That is just too sweet.

Happy Birthday, Kaishon!

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Norah said...

What a sweet sweet 10 yr old! How lucky do you feel? I can't get through that book without crying.

Rebecca said...

I love that book... the only time I saw my husband cry was reading it to my son.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh how sweet. Happy Happy Birthday to Kaishon!

And I love that book too!!!!!!!!!!!!