Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy Birthday My Sweet Boy!

Hey Guys!

I just wanted to dedicate my post today to my sweet little boy, Andrew, who turns 9 today.  He is my 3rd child and the first of my 3 boys.  I cannot believe he is 9.  I remember when he was born and it really does seem like yesterday.

I remember that when I found out I was having a boy, after having 2 girls, I cried.  Not because I was excited but because I was scared.  All of my sisters 4 children were girls and I did not think I could manage a little boy.  Would I love him as much as I loved my little girls.  Would the diaper thing gross me out?  (LOL)  I quickly got over my apprehension and got used to the fact that I was having a boy.  When he was born at the hospital all of my fears disappeared as I realized that I DID love this little angel just as much as I loved my little girls.  I have continued to love and cherish him.  Yes, boys are LOUD, CRAZY, WILD, and did I mention LOUD??  I would not have had it any other way.  My little Andrew has brought so much joy into my life.  He has a gentle spirit who has always been aware if others are sad.  Every time I am upset or cry, he is the first one there to rub my back and speak softly.  He has been like that since he was 2 or 3.  I am so blessed that he and all of my other 5 children are in my life.  Here are some cute pics I found to share.  :)

Isn't he the cutest little blonde 1 year old??

One of the funniest things he used to do when he was two was stick his thumb up and say "You got it, dude!"  Just like Michelle on Full House.  

He is my only child out of 5 who has my blue eyes.  The other 4 got my husband's brown eyes.  

When he turned 8 last year he was baptized into our church.  A very special moment in our lives.  

What a handsome young man he is!

I took this early this morning for our traditional "Birthday Breakfast in Bed".  As you can see, that is MY bed he is in.  Yep, he still gets in mommy & daddy's bed in the middle of the night.  I wonder when that will stop?  LOL!  

Thank you so much for letting me share this very special day with you.  Now I've got to get busy finishing up his goodie bags that I need to bring to his school in about an hour and a half!!!  I will make sure I share those when I finish.

I love you Andrew!!

113 comments:

  1. So sweet Robyn. I'm sure he's enjoying being spoiled on his big day. Have a great day. TFS!

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  2. Awww, he's adorable :) Happy Birthday Big Guy!! Have a great day! Birthday wishes from Sunny Florida...

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  3. Cute pictures...........Enjoy every moment of this special day with your son.

    Rita
    redheadhugs@verizon.net

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  4. Happy Birthday Andrew! Hoping you have an awesome day! Love the tradition with breakfast in bed!!

    Abby

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  5. Happy birthday Andrew!.
    I hope you have a great day.
    Robyn, thanks for sharing.

    Heidi

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  6. Happy Birthday Andrew! Love the pictures thanks for sharing!
    ♥sanwanym

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  7. Happy Birthday Andrew!
    I hope its a wonderful birthday today!

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  8. Ohhh my goodness so precious. I have a 9 year old boy myself, and I could never imagine a life without him. And yes.. boys can be loud...lol Tell him happiest of birthdays from Lilli. All the way from Norway =)

    Hugs =)

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  9. Happy Birthday Andrew! Thanks for sharing about your experience finding out he was a boy. I am pregnant with a boy now and I had the same feelings at first.

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  10. Robyn, you are such a great mom!

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  11. Happy Birthday Andrew! Robyn you are awesome, your children (as well as us) are lucky to have you! :)
    Miranda

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  12. Awww...what a sweet post about your little boy! Thanks so much for sharing this special occasion with all of us!

    Happy Birthday Andrew! Wishing you and your family an awesome day!

    Nicole T.

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  13. Happy Birthday Andrew....Spencer and I hope you have a TERRIFIC birthday.

    ♥Tracy

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  14. So Wonderful!
    Thank-you for sharing, It's always great to be home with family esp. on birthdays.
    So great... Have a wonderful day!!
    Happy Birthday Andrew!! :O)
    -Alisa

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  15. Aww so cute!! Happy Birthday Andrew!!

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  16. So sweet! Happy Birthday to Andrew :)

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  17. Happy Birthday Andrew! Hope you enjoyed your breakfast in bed...so fun!

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  18. Aww, Happy Birthday to Andrew!!! I love the 'breakfast in bed' birthday tradition you have going. If I ever have kids, I think I will do that too. I hope you both have a blessed day!

    ~Selena
    monterae2@hotmail.com

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  19. How sweet thanks for sharing your memories. I cried feeling your aprehension for having a boy I too worried since I had my daughter first and loved loved loved my lil princess. But I too fell in love immediately with my clingy loud lil big boy!
    Happy Birthday Dude!
    scrappysonee

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  20. Andrew is adorable! My son's middle name is Andrew. Your son's eyes are beautiful and he seems like a wonderful, sweet boy. My sister always says that she would raise 10 boys rather than having to raise one girl. She has one of both, so she definitely knows both sides of that coin.

    Congratulations on your beautiful family. Happy birthday Andrew!!!!

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  21. What a nice tribute to you son and his birthday! I know he will have a great day.
    I have 4 children, two boys and two girls and three have blue eyes and one has my brown eyes!
    Our children are the best, what a priviledge to be a parent.
    Blessings

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  22. awww happy birthday to Andrew! I only have 1 kid but I LOVE my little boy. I would be scared if I had a girl.

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  23. Sweet memories! Happy Birthday to Andrew!

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  24. Happy Birthday Andrew you are a very special little boy. I'm sure your mother Thanks God every day for you

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  25. These photos are sooo adorable. Thanks for sharing with us. It makes your blog that much more special that you would share some parts of your family with us. Happy Birthday ANDREW!!! Enjoy your Special Day. Smooches... scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

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  26. Why is is that our kid's birthdays are so sad on us mommies? Happy Birthday sweet Andrew! Have a great day.
    Archangel

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  27. Happy Birthday Andrew!!! And Robyn - birthdays ARE special days for the mom too!
    Have a great one!
    herzigfam@yahoo.com

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  28. Hey Robyn, he is such a cuttie. I know how you feel about your kids getting older mine are to. I have a son who is 11 and a daughter who is 7 and time really has flown with them just seems like yesterday that my daughter was born. Tell your son for me I wish him the best Birthday ever.

    Luria
    riad2004@bellsouth.net

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  29. Hi Robyn & Andrew!!
    HAPPY, HAPPY 9th BIRTHDAY SWEET ANDREW!! You were born into one special family & they sooooo deserve you! Enjoy your Special Day and it's okay to be as LOUD as you can especially if you're laughing! I'm sure, knowing how your Mom is, breakfast in bed is ONLY the beginning of a wonderful day for you!
    Hugs from R.I.,
    Laura
    http://bunniescraps.blogspot.com/

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  30. Happy Birthday Andrew!

    Have a great day!
    Lillian ;-) (rodriguez4@ymail.com)

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  31. What a cutie thanks for letting us get to know your family better! And happy birthday Andrew!!!
    Tara

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  32. Courtney Larson3/11/2011 9:35 AM

    Thank you for sharing this post with all of us. I teared up a little remembering my own thoughts of becoming a mom.

    Enjoy your day with the birthday boy. Hope he has an amazing day!

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  33. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDREW!!! Hope he has a great birthday weekend!

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  34. What a touching post! It made me cry!! Happy Birthday to your precious Andrew!

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  35. Sweet post...I like you shared 'him' with us. Happy Birthday Andrew with the pretty blue eyes.

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  36. Happy Birthday Andrew! Your last year in single digits....yeah for 9!!! We hope you have a Super Day!

    Rhonda
    Mom to Kyle (16), Megan (^l^), Noah (12), and Jacob (10...just last week!)

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  37. Aww.. Happy Birthday Andrew!!!

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  38. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Andrew...Wow what an awesome number 9 is.. Just like you and your MOM.. I hope you have the BEST Birthday ever...

    Thank you for sharing Robyn...

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  39. Happy Birthday Andrew!!!! Hope your day is fantastic!!

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  40. Happy Birthday Andrew!! Thanks for sharing your story Robyn, he looks like a very sweet young man.

    Leslie

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  41. Happy birthday sweet boy

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  42. Oh, Robyn! It is so sweet that you dedicated your post to Andrew. I myself was a little scared when I found out I was having a boy. My life has always been dominated by girls! There is just something special about having a son. My son is very quick to make everyone feel better when he sees they are down. Boys are so sweet! Thanks for sharing your life with us!

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  43. He is adorable Happy Birthday Andrew!!!!

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  44. Happy Birthday!!! Hope he has a great day :) LisaMH

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  45. Hey Robyn,

    I just "met" you through youtube about a three weeks ago. I am a senior is college for elementary education. I bought the cricut about a year ago and I LOVE it. I do not have much time to spend with it. Also, SLOWLY I am collecting the tools to use. I love your line of stamps and I can't wait to own them all!
    Happy birthday to your son. You seem like an amazing mother. Good luck to you in all your endevors.

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  46. What a cutie, and what a special day! Happy Birthday to Andrew!

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  47. Adorable!! Tell him that he is wished a wonderful & happy birthday!!!!
    Lori

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  48. Happy Birthday, Andrew!
    Thanks for sharing your memories with us Robyn. When I had my son, I had the same apprehension because I'm 1 of 3 girls so we haven't had boys in my family! He's 2 1/2 and I couldn't imagine my life without him! Boys are a lot of fun!

    Hugs,
    Heather

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  49. That is so neat that your Andrew was born one week before my Andrew! My little boy, Andrew, will be 9 on Friday next week! He is so excited! I have a whole week to get his treat bags done. Hopefully will start soon. Maybe. LOL Happy Birthday Andrew!

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  50. HI ANDREW! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. So you are the little man in charge when Dad is at work. Good thing Mom has you to help look out for the family.
    Robyn, he is a little heartbreaker already and has beautiful blue eyes. My 3 girls have my blue eyes.
    Have a wonderful day with your son.
    BLOG HOP TONIGHT.............

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  51. That' a nice story, tell him happy birthday form the Padilla's family
    derev77@hotmail.com

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  52. Happy 9th Birthday Andrew!!!!

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  53. andrew...i wish you the best birthday ever. big hug too!

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  54. Happy Birthday Andrew and lots of blessings!!!! Same to you Robyn you have a beautiful family. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  55. Oh sweet, the best wishes for your Birthday from Italy Andrew!!!
    Greets

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  56. Have a blessed Birthday lil angel.

    Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  57. Happy Birthday Andrew!!! Not much Longer until you are two whole handfuls (10)!!!

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  58. Happiest of Birthdays to your sweet little one! I have a 6 month old son (our first) and he is just precious! I hope he grows up to be as sweet as your little guys!

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  59. Today is also my son's (my oldest's) birthday. He turns 17. Happy Birthday to Andrew!

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  60. Happy Birthday Andrew!!!

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  61. So cute!!! Happy Birthday Andrew!! :) Yeah, let me know if the kids getting into your bed ever ends. Our oldest is 4 & I still wake up to her feet in my face!! LOL

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  62. Happy Birthday Andrew! We have an Andrew in our family too, he is my nephew and I can tell you he is so special to us. I hope you all enjoy Andrew's special day!

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  63. Awww you are such a proud mommy!!!
    Happy Birthday big boy!!!
    E Hauoli Lahanau!!!
    Aloha,
    Shar

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  64. Happy Birthday Andrew. I bet you will have a GREAT day.

    Thanks for sharing your family with us, Robyn.

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  65. So sweet, hope he has a wonderful birthday!

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  66. I hope you'll show us what you made for your son's birthday treats. Love what you do for school treats.

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  67. Robyn you have a handsome son. Happy Birthday Andrew. Hope all your birthday wishes come true.

    skrappy6

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  68. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CUTIE!!!! HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT ONE. BIG KISSES TO YOUR MOM FOR THAT WONDERFUL TRADITION OF BREAKFAST IN BED. MY 10 YEAR OLD WOULD LOVE THAT. ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  69. So sweet of you to make this post dedicated to your 9 year old son. Happy Birthday.

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  70. Happy Birthday too your son, Andrew. He is a cutie.

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  71. Awwww!! They grow up too fast don't they? Happy Birthday Andrew!! Today is my sons 13th B-day too!!

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  72. Happy birthday to Andrew hope he has a wonderfull day.
    You know our oldest DD is named Michelle guess what tv show we got her name from hihii yes full house. oo my she is turning 20 in 2 weeks. time is going so fast.

    Hug Linda

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  73. Very sweet, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDREW, I hope you have a wonderful birthday. Have Fun.

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  74. Awww.....he is such a cute young man from one to nine! Enjoy your day and "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"!

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  75. Congratulations on your sons ninth birthday.Isn't it strange when it is your childs birthday, you really go back to the moment they where born. Thank you for sharing. I hope has a wonderfull birthday.

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  76. Happy birthday Andrew! He is so cute Robyn, and they do grow up so fast. Before you know it you will miss him crawling in bed in the middle of the night...lol

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  77. Aww, so sweet - Happy Birthday to him, hope he has a great day!!

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  78. Happy Birthday Andrew! I hope you have a wonderful day!
    Thanks for sharing Robyn.I love watching all the kids grow!

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  79. Have a wonderful birthday Andrew! Thanks for sharing the trip down memory lane. It really does go by fast doesn't it?

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  80. Thanks for sharing his day with us! I had 2 boys and now they are 40 and 35 and just as sweet and mean as when they were toddlers! I still Love them with all my heart! I now have 3 beautiful GRANDAUGHTERS and as you say it is a toally different experience after having 2 boys. They are my life right now and there is that special word God gave GRAND!!!!!! and that they are!

    Dianne Baxley
    opengate@centurytel.net

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  81. He is sooo sweet. My little baby boy turns 21 this month. It seems like just yesterday that I brought him home from the hospital. Time truly does fly by before you know it. :(
    Happy birthday Andrew.
    Robin
    thecricutscrapper

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  82. My sweet baby boy turned 19 today! And, by the way, he was 10 when he stopped hopping into our bed at night! Hope your little guy has a great day!
    deb

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  83. Oh Robyn,yes boys are special too. My special son is in between 2 sisters and he will be 31 next week and he still in my heart is my little sweetheart. He just got a huge job promotion and left CT and now relocating in Boynton Fla. I have tears writting this as we have never been separated but I have to let him grow and he has done such a wonderful job.He is a joy to my life as always has been my strength. So a wonderful HAPPY BIRTHDAY to 1 of your special children.Keep every minute in your heart Robyn,they grow to fast. God Bless you for sharing-I always love to hear about your family.Again HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDREW

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  84. Awww :) Robyn you've got me tearing up over here!!! My little boy is 2 now and I can't imagine him turning 9!!! It really is crazy how much kids can change you, how they can open your heart and make you feel love, real love, like you never have before :) Thank you for sharing this. You've just reminded me how fast they really do grow up and how I've got to savor every single precious moment with my litte guy :) Happy birthday Andrew!! :)

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  85. Happy Birthday Andrew !!

    Thank you for sharing this special day.
    Hugs,
    JuliaB.

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  86. What a lucky little boy! Hope he has a wonderful birthday!

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  87. Happy Birthday Andrew. I think the brother looks as happy as if it was his bday:)

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  88. Happy birthday Andrew!! We had three girls and one boy. I complete understand...he was our last one and I thought I could not be a mother of a boy (I also had a sister). I was so wrong. He's now 25 and I remember that wonder age. My husband and I always said we wanted to freeze him at that age. I'm glad he still gets into bed with you. :) Enjoy it as long as you can.

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  89. Happy Birthday Andrew. I hope today has been a very exciting and eventful day for you.

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  90. Oh Robyn those babies of ours grow up so fast. What a cutie. You are so blessed and the good thing is that you know you are blessed to have those children. I also think he's pretty lucky to have you for a mom. Enjoy the birthday celebration.

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  91. What a beautiful boy...God Bless him!! I wish him a happy birthday and a special blessing from the Lord.

    Thanks for sharing your family!!

    Mickey

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  92. Happy Birthday Andrew from Alberta Canada.
    Hope your day was great!!!
    Candy
    candyyoung826@msn.com

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  93. I love to see the faces change from infancy and up... happy birthday to you too mom... Mom's deserve a little something too. lol
    parkernana5@cox.net

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  94. So very sweet, Robyn. I hope Andrew had a wonderful birthday.

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  95. Awwww...What a handsome guy!! Happy Birthday Andrew! Hope you had an awesome day!!!

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  96. Happy Birthday Andrew. Hope your having a great day.

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  97. Hi Robyn! What a sweet post about your darling boy!! I had those same thoughts when I found out that I was having a boy with my pregnancy. I THOUGHT that I only wanted girls, but then the Lord brought me my two precious boys and I couldn't imagine my life any other way. Then I remarried and gained two daughters. I feel so blessed! XOXO, Julie. :0)

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  98. Happy Birthday to your handsome little man! I'm glad to see I'm not the only mom who's kids crawl into bed with them at night.

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  99. Hi Robyn
    Tell Andrew Happy Birthday for me.
    He is such a cutie pie!!!!
    Love the pictures. have a good day.
    CountryLadyDesigns@gmail.com

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  100. Happy Birthday to Andrew!! He's a handsome young man!!

    Liz

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  101. I would love to win one of these stamp sets! Oooh pick me, pick me!

    damaris.arispe@yahoo.com

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  102. Such a cutie! pmariemellon at comcast dot net

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  103. Such a handsome little man. ALL your children are beautiful!
    Mary Ann
    maw1@windstream.net

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  104. Robyn, you are so sweet! Thanks for sharing your life with us. I love to read your posts and hear what you have to say. I have 4 kiddos, 2 girls, 2 boys and they still come in our bed too. :)

    Happy Birthday to your sweet little Andrew.

    ~Krystal

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  105. Congrats Andrew!!!
    I have an idea for a stamp after reading your post...
    LOUD, Crazy, Wild = My Son! I feel the same way with my my little one Ian, oh yes!
    Both of my kids are the love of my life.
    Blessings to him!

    Gina L.

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  106. What a doll!!! Happy Birthday Andrew!!!

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  107. Awwhhh, Happy Birthday to your little man!! Such cute pictures...they really do grow up so fast! TFS!!!

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  108. Happy belated birthday Andrew, super cute photo's and I hope you had th best day.
    Kim xXx

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