Monday, October 7, 2013

Nine and Dandy

Andrew turned NINE on Friday. His last year of single digits.  Sigh.  They never listen to me when I tell them to stop growing up.

For his big day, he wanted to go to the Homecoming football game at our Catholic High School.  Andrew loves him some football.  He is more than happy to watch any and every football game he can.  This apple doesn't fall far from the Phil tree.

So we gave him one of his birthday gifts, a Nerf football, and headed out to the game.  We made a pit stop at the local frozen yogurt joint for his birthday dessert.

 Once we got to the game, the kids found some friends and just ran around and played for an hour and a half.

Then we came home for some baths and presents!  I made him blow out that candle so we could sing and it would all be official.

Bath time = funny hair time.

He was thrilled with his Lego watch:

And his Patriots Tervis cup:

Eamon was very supportive and excited as well.  What a cutie!

My kids crack me up when they make birthday lists.  He really wanted a 2014 Kids Almanac, and he's barely put it down since.

All in all, it was an "awesome birthday" for our favorite nine year old.    

This tired Mom is glad birthday season is almost over.  Today Evie (the cat) turns one, and then on Friday Phil turns 33.  
Awwww, back when she was a wee kitty.

Then we're done until December.  Phew!


  1. Glad he had a great day! There's something so sweet about watching a bunch of little fellas tossing around the ball at the high school football game:) And Phil is only 33? You guys are so young!

  2. You know what I notice about your kids in all of these types of posts?

    How genuinely happy they are for each other.

    And that, my friend, says a lot about their parents.

    Just sayin'. : )

    1. This is one of the things that I've ALWAYS loved about these Martin kids. They're so genuinely appreciative too. Love them

  3. Happy birthday!! What sweet boys and pretty girl too.

  4. Happy Birthday to a lucky 9yr old who is so blessed with all those siblings and great "young" parents also! Looks like he had a wonderful day.

  5. Happy Birthday, Andrew! He's so handsome!

  6. Happy Birthday Andrew!!

  7. You always do such a good job with the birthdays. He couldn't look happier!

  8. Happy Birthday Andrew born on St. Francis' day. You and Ava ALMOST shared a birthday ;) Great post. JP's gonna kill you if Lotus ever sees that towel shot. Just sayin :)

  9. I love your new header picture!
    and i love funny boy hair after baths!!

    Happy birthday again sweet boy!

  10. Ok, how is it that you have the sweetest nine year old!? Can't believe he is nine! I love these pics and it seems like it was such a great day! I love the new blog pic on the hay stacks, too!


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