My buddy turns 9 years old today. It is hard to believe that he is 1/2 way to adulthood. It seems like he was born only yesterday, yet I cannot even remember what my life was like without him. Being with him everyday makes it hard for me to see that he is even changing at all. To me, he looks exactly the same as he did when he was 3 years old....only bigger! I was reminiscing and stumbled across this photo. It was taken on his birthday exactly 3 years ago. The photo on the right was taken this past August at the beginning of soccer season.
He sure is losing that baby face of his, and he is about 80 pounds by now...and getting bigger every day. I still think that he is as cute as ever! He's my buddy! Happy Birthday, Ryan! I love you!