Nine years ago today, I was at home, exhausted and overwhelmed with joy.
My first born, S., makes me so proud to be his mother. He is smart, loving, funny and empathic. And he has a wicked sense of humour.
To be his mother is to constantly be surprised, challenged and to take great joy in watching him grow up.
And we do have fun.
Getting S. to smile in a picture is a challenge but I set out to meet this goal.
Posing him with his present, the complete Season Two of Doctor Who helped to elicit his trademark half-smile.
But what really got to him was when I imitated Pearl from the Landlord ("I want my money!").
I had to throw in a gratuitous shot of my boy and his dad. I love how much they look like each other.
But S. has his mother's eyes.