Monday, September 24, 2007

you've come a long way, baby

Here it is, Max's 5th birthday. How does that happen? How do you blink your eyes three times and find your baby has turned into a little boy?

I feel like I should write a big post and talk about Max's birth and all my feelings from that time. But I just don't feel like it today. As joyous as it was, it was also a hard time...and today I just want to focus on the blessing that is Max!

He is such a delight! A very rambunctious, unruly delight, but a delight none-the-less!

Max, this morning:

Max, five years ago:

As I said, you've come a long way, baby! Happy Birthday, Maxidoodle! I love you!


Anonymous said...

Awwww, Happy Birthday, Max! I hope you have an EXTRA fun day today!!! :o)

Debi, what bittersweet pictures! (((HUGS)))

kreed said...

Cute little guy!

And not to make light of the NICU (you know I understand the difficulty there), but what a good picture! Ours are all blurry and far away...we don't have a very good record of that time. And as much as I'd like to forget it, I do wish I had some good photos..sometimes it seems like I must have made all of the tubes and wires and machines and misery up.

Debi said...

No, I totally understand what you mean. That was a scary, heart-breaking time for you all, but none-the-less it's a part of your story and a part of Bryn's story. I can definitely understand why you wish you had some good photos! (Of course, at the time "getting some good pictures" is the last thing on your mind, huh?)

annie said...

What a cutie!
Happy Birthday to Max!

twiga92 said...

Happy Birthday! My time does fly doesn't it?

Chris said...

Happy Birthday Max!! Have a good one :)

Jean said...

What a smile! I hope it was a great birthday! Many, many happy returns!!!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Awww, Happy Birthday to Max! Great photos and I hope he has (had?!) a great birthday!!!

Melissa R. Garrett said...

Happy belated birthday to Max!! I hope he enjoyed his day and that it was special for you, as well!

gail@more than a song said...

Awww, cute....happy birthday to Max! Hope y'all had fun.
And I want that thing on his plate with the sprinkles on it, looks suspiciously good!

Melody said...

Hey Debi! I'm back!!!
Happy belated birthday to Max!!!

Dawn said...

Happy Very Belated Birthday!!!!

He is just adorable. I hope he had a great day!!!!

I have pictures of Tim (when he was 4 in the ICU) and they are hard to look at. Five years later I still get choked up!

I'm glad all turned out well for your family!

take care,