11 May 2009

ASHTON IS AMAZINGLY AWESOMELY NINE

ASHTON MALCOM JUAREZ
This is the last known photo of Ashton when he was still 8.
It is a blurry snapshot - but kind of captures a classic Ashton expression!

Today he is nine!

I am so glad Ashton was born.
In fact, his birth was an answer to prayer.
After 3 little sisters I remember saying "it's just been so long since I've had a baby brother!"
He has been an excellent brother to have in our family.
He AMAZES me.
He speaks Spanish, he's got skating skills (see here), he spins without getting dizzy, he knows more about WWII fighter jets and planes than any kid I know, he has an excellent singing voice and an incredible memorizing brain.
(Perhaps soon I can post his 3-year-old reciting of
The Polar Express
--one of my favorite Ashton classics).

But for now, I will charm you with his birthday gift to me--
a book he illustrated and bound himself!

These are just a few detail shots:





I LOVE YOU ASHTON!

4 comments:

made sweet said...

that book is so awesome.

Rebecca said...

Happy Birthday, Ashton! I love your book!

Kurt Knudsen said...

COOL BOOK!

Ann said...

Happiest birthday to Ashton!

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