November 22, 2008

A stitch in time, our boy turns 9 ...


I asked Middle Dude what he wanted to do for his birthday portrait. Without skipping a beat he said, "Take my picture with all the Harry Potter books!" And I thought, "how fitting." Because truly this was the year his READING exploded. And not just Harry Potter. But all sorts of fantasy, mystery, suspense and humor books. It's a rare day when he doesn't have his nose buried in a book for at least a small or large bit of the day.

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9 comments:

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

I love how you captured him with something he loves. I am taking notes!

Kat said...

What a great idea for a portrait! And I love how the books look sooo well read. Esepcially the ones that are taped up.

Irene said...

That is so neat. So glad to hear he has fallen in love with reading!

Happy 9th Birthday, Middle Dude from one November birthday to another :)

JourneytoFamily said...

That's awesome!!! Harry Potter got Haven excited about reading too.

Darcy @ LWM3B said...

How do these baby boys become little gentlemen so fast? My boy will be 9 right about the time this arctic tundra thaws. And I'm just soooo not ready for it.

Like your boy, this has been the year of the book for him. Chronicles of Narnia, Hardy Boys, anything he can get his hands on.

Secretly, I'm just glad he reads. Amen.

He is a handsome young man. Congrats to him on his mighty accomplishment and I hope this birthday is the best one yet!

Darcy

fxmixer said...

These are very cool! You can see how excited he is about his books. Seems so much like my big boy.

Heidi said...

Happy Birthday!!

I love seeing boys excited about books. I can imagine how fun it was for you to see him devouring stories like that!

Terrific idea for a birthday portrait. I'm taking notes with Beth. :)

Rhea said...

Those look like some well-loved books. I love it! I'm a huge Harry Potter fan, so I think it's awesome he choose to pose with them. Happy Birthday to Middle Dude!

Teri said...

That is great that your young man is so into reading. My youngest is a huge bookworm, also.

Happy B-day, 9 year old!