Saturday, October 27, 2012

10 Years, 1 Day, and 7 Hours Ago

10 years, 1 day, and 7 hours ago,
I went into labor.

Lu was born on a Tuesday, at 3:50 am.

He was a month early, but strong
and ready to go home the next day.

Wednesday, noon.
I remember it was lightly raining when we got home.

 It was just him and me.

One month later,
I had us all packed up, and moved us to the country

where Lu learned to crawl

and walk with a bucket

and walk without a bucket!

and use his potty

and ride a tricycle.

 And when Lu was almost 2, we adopted Cha,
and then we were three - Lu, Cha, and me.

 3rd birthday
We had just survived a major hurricane and our house was a muddy wreck. The roads were blocked with landslides, so we couldn't get presents or balloons. So for Lu's 3rd birthday, we made kites and flew them, to brighten the gloomy mess that was our town after the disaster.

 A painting inspired by Lu
playing marbles with a friend.
by Guatemalan painter - Javi del Cid

Eating has always been one of Lu's
favorite things to do,

and being goofy.

4th birthday

 5th birthday

6th birthday

7th birthday

 8th birthday
New bike.
(now too small)

9th birthday
and in one day and eleven hours
my baby boy will be
10 years old!!!!

Thank you, my sweet Lu, for making me a mama,
and filling my life with smiles and wonder.


  1. Happy Birthday to your sweet boy!

  2. What a beautiful tribute to you little- (well I guess big now)- boy! I love the pictures and it's fun to see all that growth in just a few pictures.

  3. Happy Birthday Lu! Loved to see all the pics of your baby growing up! Ten hey? Getting real big now!

  4. Happy birthday! and it was beautiful walking down memory lane with you.