A few days ago it was Ronan's 8th birthday - I really wanted to post this then but unfortunately the place we were staying had worse internet then St.Maarten - crazy I know in the United States. The lucky boy celebrated his special day in Carmel, California and it included a shopping trip to the amazing toy store they have. Although Ronan really missed sharing his day with Daddy (who is back on the island preparing for exams) he had his brother, cousins Anna and Sophia and Oma and Papa to keep him busy. He also shares his birthday with our friend Alejandro who lives in Santa Cruz - he shared a special surf session with him the day before. It is really hard to believe our little Ronan (our little seal) is 8 years old - growing up so fast. I remember very clearly the day he was born - he came 10 days early which worked out perfectly so he could enjoy thanksgiving with the whole family while sleeping in his moses basket on the table. A very peaceful and happy baby who loved to cuddle and still does today. Enjoy the pics of our cuddle bug.
Waiting to see his morning birthday suprise in Oma and Papa's cabin (and no he is still not wearing shoes off the island)
Opening gifts with cousin Sophia
Heading out for his surf session with Alejandro, his wife Kelsey and Dillon
Warming up in the sunshine
Showing his independence Ro chose to head back out solo
An amzing thing to see your 8 year old paddle out to the line up all on his own, the confidence and strength is beautiful
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RONAN, we love you mom,dad and Dillon XOXOXO