Wednesday, January 11, 2012

16 years ago....

It is hard to believe that 16 years ago I packed my bag and headed to the hospital. Just the day before, after an ultrasound, the doctor told me that I would be a mother of a baby that would be anywhere between 8 pounds and 12 pounds. January 11 at 7am in the morning I checked in and was given a shot, for it was time for you to enter the world.

After 15 or so hours of labor - at 11:36pm - you were born...all 9 pounds and 2 oz...all 21 inches. We called you Robert Samuel. Robert after your daddy's uncle and Samuel came from my grandfather's middle name.



You went every where with us, for you were such an easy baby...you would go into work with me and nap on the office floor on a little bed made of blankets...you would go to fancy restaurants with Daddy & I, sitting in your little car seat on the table.

But being outdoors, exploring the world...running around and playing outside...is something that you love to.


So much so, that you have taken that love and joined the varsity track team which you lettered in last year...your freshman year.


But your passion...is hockey. At the age of 3, you tied your first pair of hockey skates have haven't looked back.



You have traveled all over the US and around Canada playing the sport you love while balancing your education, keeping up your grades to high levels.

Robert...we are proud of you! You are a hard worker, always giving at least 110% or more. You have a large heart and care about others. You love life and it shows!


Happy 16th Birthday!

PS...Robert, thank you for tolerating the Birthday breakfast tradition of the birthday hat photo.

10 comments:

Parsley said...

Aww...happy bday to him! My girl is turning sweet 16 in a few weeks. The time sure does fly.

valerie said...

Happy Birthday to Robert!!

Vonna said...

Happy Birthday to a handsome, talented and intelligent young man! Congratulations Robert!

cucki said...

Happy birthday to dear Robert !!

Catherine's Sewing Corner said...

Happy birthday to Robert. Mum you have every reason to be proud. My son's name is Samuel. Hope you all enjoy the birthday
x catherine

Cole said...

I so love the birthday hat! Happy Birthday Robert!

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday Robert!! And boy...mom you sure are proud and you deserve to be. Looks like you have yourself a very nice and handsome young man for a son.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

I totally missed the Birthday post,,, Happy Belated Robert with many Happy Returns.
Love the photos.
Be always in stitches.

Susan said...

Happy belated birthday to Robert!

JOLENE said...

You must be so proud of him....it shows! They grow up so fast don't they? Happy Belated to your awesome son! Smiles...