sweet 16

28May09
29 May 1993 – my (our) life changed with the birth of my first child – Jack Morgan.
Jack and Carl - 29 May 1993
Jack and Carl – 29 May 1993

 Jack is 16 and I’ve chosen one photo from each of the last 16 years to give an idea of this wonderful person. I am so very proud of him.

Feeding the 'doats'

Feeding the 'doats'

Taken Christmas 1994 – love the tentative look

March 1995, almost 2

March 1995, almost 2

Jack is helping to make a booster seat so that he can sit up and eat at the table. Like most toddlers he was just busy (and happy) all the time.

October 1996 - our family

October 1996 - our family

This photo is taken on 12 October 1996, our 5th wedding anniversary, and our family is complete. Isabel Charlotte was born on 16 December 1995.

July 1997

July 1997

Jack is 4, Isabel is 18 months. We have sooo many smiley photos of them both together. In fact I wrote a post about smiley photos….

Severe haircut

Severe haircut 1998

Jack and Isabel at the lookout- Tantawangelo Mountain (near Jack and Isabel’s grandparents – South Coast NSW).

September 1999

September 1999

Jack is in kindy and I remember that Isabel is dressed in flowers for a spring playgroup picnic.

May 2000 birthday bowling party

May 2000 birthday bowling party

 – with Sophie, Lucy, Fran, Jack, Laura, Isabel and Eden.

June 2001 waiting for the supercars race in Canberra

June 2001 waiting for the supercars race in Canberra

– like this one (well I love them all!).

Depot Beach 2002

Depot Beach 2002

We had some really nice family trips camping at Depot Beach.

Ice skating party and Jack is 10!

Ice skating party and Jack is 10!

Like the composition and lighting in this one.

self-portrait, back garden

self-portrait, back garden

2004 is hard. Lots of photos and we spent a month in India, but I like this self-portrait taken in the back garden in September 2004, just before we went to India.
Year 6 graduation

Year 6 graduation

Again, 2005 and I have probably picked this one more for me…a photo of Carl, Jack and myself at Jack’s Year 6 graduation assembly.
Jervis Bay camping, January 2006

Jervis Bay camping, January 2006

Every year in January we go for a week (or two) to Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay – group camp where kids go feral!
Jack 'n Jack - Steamers Beach, January 2007

Jack 'n Jack - Steamers Beach, January 2007

Another Jervis Bay group camp photo- one year on – 2007
Jack broke his leg playing football in 2007 and I have photos but J doesn’t like to be reminded of this time (although he really got into music while his leg was in plaster and this time really cemented his love of music).
March 2008

March 2008

Doesn’t everyone play PS3 in their grandfather’s old suit?
Ruby and Jack January 2009

Ruby and Jack January 2009

He was taller than me when he was in Year 6. And now he is 16 –  a really beautiful boy/man.
I love his focus and his energy. He already says that he wants to study percussion at the School of Music (and that ANU School of Music has the best percussion school in Australia). I know this may change.
Happy birthday Jack – to my wonderful son.
Kx
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9 Responses to “sweet 16”

  1. 1 Sergei

    Cuuuuute!! adorable & Totally Awesome! Happy Birthday Jack & congratulation Kate and Carl..

    You have a beautiful family xx

  2. 2 CW

    Happy Birthday Jack! 🙂

  3. 3 Rachel

    Happy Birthday Jack

    Kate that is such a great idea. Well done for raising such a fine young man.

  4. 4 Josie

    *Sniff*
    You bought a tear to my eye Kate. Happy b’day Jack!

  5. 5 strawberriesofintegrity

    Birthdays are incredibly poignant when you are a parent I think. I love ’em!- and it gives me an opportunity to be even more nostalgic and sooky …if that is at all possible. Kx

  6. 6 jo

    I loved reading this post – absolutely loved it! Thanks for sharing

  7. 8 Elena

    OK I have tears in my eyes and I can’t believe it’s all gone so quickly. Well done, Mum and Dad. Oh, and Jack for surviving it.

    Elena
    xxxxx

  8. 9 Penny

    Happy birthday Jack! Lovely post Kate 🙂


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