Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Double Digit Dessert



Oliver, Ollie, The Big O, My Dessert is now TEN YEARS OLD. 


He went to bed last night saying that his last day as a nine year old wasn't so good. There had been arguments at school about handball and one kid mouthed the "F" word at him when Oliver objected to his idea for their group project. Today is the first day of California standardized testing at school -- who wants to take tests all day when you've been alive for a decade? When Henry reminded him that he was born at 1:15 in the afternoon on the 10th which technically gave him at least another morning until mid-afternoon to be nine years old, he perked up. Do you have a watch I can wear, he asked me. I want to tell the teacher when I'm ten.

Oliver, Ollie, The Big O was my Dessert, my little last baby who nestled his baby head in the space between my chin and shoulder and rested there for what seemed like years until he pushed himself down and became the fired-up, nearly impossible, brilliantly funny, thrilling child he is today. I've written about him here and here if you're new to my blog and need some dessert.

Happy Birthday, Oliver!

I love you so much it's outrageous.

20 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to Oliver!

    My Kanak is also celebrating her eighth birthday today.

    Anita

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  2. Happy day and a Happy Birthday to Oliver!!!!

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  3. Many blessings to you, Big O. He is such a special boy! :)

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  4. Happy birthday to your handsome, delightful dessert!

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  5. Darling conversation and picture!

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  6. Happy birthday! Every time Theo wants to make me cry, he tells me that in less than two years he'll be a DECADE old. And I do. This, too made me weepy. Hugs to you all.

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  7. Congratulations, Oliver! And you, Elizabeth, for rearing him to be everything good he is naturally.

    Isn't it hard to believe he's 10 already?

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  8. I'm guessing you may not be nibbling whatever spectacular cake you produce for O's birthday, but the 21 day cleansing diet aside, that pink mug just couldn't be more perfect, could it?

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  9. Happy birthday, dear Oliver!!!

    Your baby is thrilling indeed!

    I, too, am born in May and always had exams on my birthday and as a result never quite know how to celebrate birthdays now, mine or anyone else's. So your boy has my sympathies about having to take a test on his birthday. On the other hand, he seems to have worked out quite a novel solution, courtesy of Henry's reminder. Go, Oliver!

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  10. So hard to believe it's been 10 years since you brought home that little bundle and brought him along to book club. Happy Birthday, sweet boy.

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  11. Happy birthday to my favorite little guy! As far as desserts go, he is by far your best work.

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  12. 2 digits is worth celebrating! Happy birthday!

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  13. Hitting the double digits is always a big milestone. Happy Birthday to your handsome Oliver! xo

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  14. Happy birthday to such an awesome kid.

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  15. Gorgeous birthday post, and happy birthday Oliver!

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  16. Wanting a watch so he knows when he's ten. Sweetest thing ever.

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  17. this post... with each mother love word
    nourishes my soul.

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  18. I'm late but happy birthday, Oliver! (And mama)

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