On December 6th Garrett turned 9 years old in Heaven. Even 9 years later, is still feels like that moment in my life was a dream.
We followed our normal traditions that days. Spaghetti for dinner and cheesecake for dessert. Each one of the kids got to open a small gift and we attempted to build a Gingerbread Village again this year. It was a bit harder this year- each kid had their own building but it only comes with one set of frosting and candies to decorate with and no one was in the sharing mood and Joey just wanted to eat the candies:)
Sami still understands WHY we choose to celebrate his birthday each and not forget but the middle two have a hard time understand the why part and would have rather played with their friends instead of spending time as a family. I suppose that is normal for situations like ours but it is very hard on me each year when we spend more time arguing about the why part than we do remembering.
Here are a few pictures from that day.
Joey's House (he wasn't too interested)
A special touch to Garrett's tree