Egad, where does the time go? It seems like just yesterday I was in the hospital filling out his birth certificate information and applying for his Social Security number, and this morning he mailed off his voter registration form and signed up for Selective Service.
Last night we went to Benihana's to celebrate. We have been going there for Hockey Boy's birthday since 1998!
I am a very sentimental person and looking through old pictures lands me in a puddle of tears most of the time. It took me weeks to get together the baby pictures for Hockey Boy's senior yearbook ad because I fell apart every time I pulled out his baby book and our old photo albums. But I managed to locate several years of Benihana's birthday dinner pictures without deteriorating into a state of weepiness and decided it would be fun to share them here.
1998 - 7 years old
1999 - 8 years old
2003 - 12 years old
2004 - 13 years old (with braces!)
2006 - 15 years old
2007 - Sweet Sixteen
2009 (taken with my phone - I brought my camera but left its memory card at home - sigh - Hockey Boy isn't the only one who's aging)
Happy Birthday, Hockey Boy! I hope you never get too old to celebrate at Benihana's with your family and friends.
Married for 27 years to Robert, three kids: Will (23), Vivian (20) and Dots (17) ~~~~
Majored in mathematics at SMU, taught elementary school for six years before Will was born, currently tutoring math ~~~~
Things I enjoy: playing duplicate bridge, working NY Times crossword puzzles, reading good books, entertaining, visiting with friends, planning trips, traveling, playing board games, spending time with family, cooking, keeping up with old friends ~~~ happy to correspond with other parents about raising a child with special needs
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