Friday, November 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Austin!

My oldest child is now 11 years old. It is a surreal feeling when your first born gets older. He is the one that made me a mother. He is the one that transformed us from a couple, to a family. He is the first one that we make mistakes with, and the first one to reach the milestones in life. My worries start with him and I wonder what he will experience in his life. Will he be strong enough? Will he be the example that his siblings need? Different roles and expectations come with being the "first baby" as Sami puts it. Austin brings a lot of joy and happiness to our family. I am so thankful that he is my "first baby." Happy Birthday Austin, we love you.

We were lucky enough to be in California to celebrate with all of our family.

** My birthday happened while we were there as well, but there is no need to dwell on that!


Brooke said...

We are glad that you both had a great time on your birthdays! How fun to celebrated them while on vacation!

Brittany said...

I couldn't have put it more perfectly... It's so true what you said about "the first baby" Glad you got to be with family to celebrate yours and Austins birthdays! Happy belated b-day to you! :)

Rachelle said...

Well worded post! I love the pictures. He is such a handsome sweet boy. I'm glad you had a good b-day. One year wiser right?

The Bischoff's said...

Happy B-day Austin (and Danielle) What a great place to spend birthdays!!