Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Happy Birthday, Little Man.....



So....this is Issei....9 years ago and just a few hours old. I remember being so incredibly antsy (despite being a bit drugged up!!) to be able to hold him after he was born, but had to wait a bit before that could happen. Issei was born C-section and due to some slight complications (nothing too terribly serious, stress on the "slight") he was in an incubator for a few hours. I remember just watching and listening to him breathe...he seemed so tiny. After waiting, what seemed all my life for him, he was finally here....

...and though he drives me absolutely crazy at times...he is still pretty damn precious to me.

Tonight we celebrated his birthday by going out for sushi...his request because he really wanted to "eat some expensive tuna"!!! Grandma Kozue joined us and we ate some good sushi for a really great price....gotta love those "conveyor belt" sushi places!!! (In Japanese, we say "kaiten sushi"!!) The plates just keep coming and coming and coming!!! :-D

We will be having birthday cake this weekend....am going to attempt a "cupcake cake"...Aunt Marcia (my "senpai" in the cake decorating world!!) sent me a couple of ideas...if it turns out okay, I'll post a photo or two!!!

Happy Birthday, Issei. We love ya!! :-D

4 comments:

Shellie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ISSEI, wishing you the best day a 9 year old can have. Love your family in Eads, America
ps....Just think Deb not long til the girls and dating...believe me it flys by....luv ya all Shellie

Anna P said...

HAPPY B-DAY ISSEI!!! I hope you have a fabulous time eating up some overpriced tuna. I love you!
Anna

SaraRow said...

Adding to the auntie love, happy birthday Issei!

Paida said...

Love that photo. I seriously wish I would have stolen one of those little pink outfits from Miura. I mean how damn cute are they!

9 years. Wow.