Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy 5th Birthday Jared!

How can it already be FIVE years since our little boy, okay, as you already know BIG boy, was born? It feels like it was just yesterday that he was a little pipsqueak of a baby, maybe crawling around or pulling up or cruising. Now, he is a full-fledged big boy, reading books, writing words and phrases and completing mathematical equations (addition and subtraction)! In four months, he'll be a Kindergartner! ACK! Again, we can't believe it's been five years already!

Here is what I wrote that exciting day. It includes some pictures of that special day we finally got to meet Jared, face to face :)

March 22nd, 2004 (38.5 weeks): 11:15AM - We are on our way to the hospital! Estimated time of arrival - 3:00PM Arizona Time. Check out the picture below of me on our way to the hospital for the surgery!March 22nd, 2004 (38.5 weeks): 2:57PM - Our baby boy is here! Woo Hoo! We’d like to announce the newest member of our family, Jared Paul Carlson. He was born on Monday, March 22nd, 2004 at 2:57PM. He weighs in at 10 pounds and is 21.5 inches long with a head circumference of 15 inches, hence the reason for the c-section :) Maria is doing well, recovering from her surgery. Check out the pictures below of Jared, mom, and dad :) Check out the pictures below capturing the big event!

A family of three...Mom, Dad and JaredJared at birth. Look at that face!Jared's hospital picture (him about a day or two old)Jared with Mama, going homeJared with DadJared with his friend Tigger and wrapped in a blanket made by MamaJared in his going home outfitJared, finally at home on a sunny spring day!And now Jared at 5 years old!
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Anne said...

WOW. Such precious pictures with a glimpse into the past, and a view of the present! are such a big boy now! And, you're an amazing big brother!

Following Him said...

Happy 5th Birthday Jared. Your sisters are LUCKY to have you as a big brother and a protector of them :) Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

What a handsome little man! He is looking older and taller! It would be fun to play again with Jared. He knows how to read and write and do some math BEFORE kindergarten? That seems pretty good to me. Do you guys do lessons with him, or is that preschool at work? Have a fun day!


Jac Tubre said...

WHAT A BIG BABY! Now I know why your girls were always such great weights - you know how to grow 'em momma! Congrats on such an awesome little boy!


amy said...

that was a fun blast to the past! its always fun to remember those 1st moments. He's turning into such a handsome boy & clever too! So exciting to see him growing up. :)

Also enjoyed the pics of the girls' 1st b-day. what a wonderful family you have, Maria! Truly, you are very blessed. Its also awesome to see how you are always praising God and glorifying Him in all you do. Thanks for your beautiful example.

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