Today was a big day. My first born is now ten years old. Hard to believe, but here it is.
We celebrated by sharing ice cream with friends, opening presents, and going out to dinner (the “friend party” is tomorrow night!). I told him about all the lovely birthday wishes on Facebook (because, of course I had to post one or four thousand adorable baby photos!), and he beamed over each one.
On our way to dinner, Mark turned to Alex and asked “Al, who loves you?”
Alex began counting: “Mommy, Daddy, Addie, Andrew, Nana, Papa…all the people.”
And it seems he is correct. So many people love and care about our Little A (which is what we called him when he was born), or Big Al, as he is better known these days. It is beyond heartwarming to see so many people taking a moment to wish him a happy birthday, whether it be in person, on Facebook or Twitter, or by phone.
It makes him smile. He loves his birthday. And I love to see this kid so happy. Thank you for being a part of his day.