...you will search for those "perfect pictures" that capture his essence and see that you really, truly do only have 1/2 as many pictures of him as you do of his older brother.
...you will be provided evidence of just how sweet he is because no matter how much you allow him to make all of the decisions on his birthday for breakfast and dinner meals, he will still consider his brothers' opinions.
...you will momentarily feel bad that maybe he is this way because of something you did wrong.
...you will realize he is this way because of all the somethings you did right.
...you will finally decide at 9 pm that he is the special birthday boy and you will take him on an exclusive birthday date for frozen yogurt.
...you will tell him he is special, and unique, and awesome and ask him if he knows that and his answer of "Well, I KNEW I was awesome but I didn't know about the other stuff," will confirm that you.are.doing.all.the.right.stuff.Mom.
To my second born, Mama's Boy-Edward Angelo (Yup, Angelo after me...my sister gave him that name and boy is he truly a Mama's Boy) on your 9th birthday...
I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK
You are one.cool.dude.
You are my hero in so many ways!
You can dance your way into anyone's heart!
You are such a dear!