Sunday, March 8, 2009


Today, my human brother Holden is TEN years old! WOW! Double digits...a whole decade! Mom keep saying she can't believe it and has been looking through old pictures and practically OD'ing on nostalgia. Silly mom wants to post some pics to highlight the last 10 years of Holden's life.

First...this is the FIRST picture ever taken of Holden...he was only a few seconds old!
March 8, day of mom's life!

Holden was SUCH a good baby and mom says she hardly ever put him down!
He liked kissy face back then too!

Holden grew and grew and mom dressed him outfits, each one more ridiculous than the next!
A baby Red Wing!

Forget Jamie Oliver...this is the ORIGINAL Naked Chef!

Here's Holden doing his Johnny Rotten impression!

Holden always had very cool birthday parties...
Just LOOK at how happy this kid is!

But there were times that he wasn't in the mood for pictures...

Other times he wasn't the best behaved child...
Mom is having flashbacks remembering the blue footprints on the WHITE carpet!

But he always looked handsome and smiley!
Holden's 3rd Halloween...right after 9-11, he dressed up as a FIREMAN! :-)

Since there are too many pictures for mom to choose from for the next years, she decided to be fair and just show all of his school pics because they were all taken around the same time of year and will best show how much he's changed...



First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

And finally....Fourth Grade

NOW...since this is a PUG BLOG...we have to round out the festivities with the following....

This is one of the first times Holden held onto me!
Don't drop me, brother!!!!

Of course mom's all time favorite pic of her "two babies"...

Last but DEFINITELY not least...this is one of the ways Holden celebrated his 10th birthday, yesterday at the Indy Pug Meetup!
Holden got PUGGED...big time!!!

Happy Birthday Holden and thank you for being the closest thing to a perfect child that mom could have ever imagined! We love you so so so so much and hope your 10th birthday is a blast!


Pugsley said...


It was really fun celebrating with you at the Meetup yesterday:) You are a cool guy!!!!

Have a PUGTASTIC birthday!!!
Pugsley, Heather, Mark and Justin

Pug Posse said...

Happy birthday, Holden!!!

It was fun pug-piling you yesterday! Hope we get to do that again soon!

Pug hugs and kisses!
The Pug Posse

KibitzKnitz said...

Haaaaaappppyyyy Biiiirrrtttthhhday, Holden!! I hope year #10 is fantastic!! Pug Hugs from the Springer clan.

Anonymous said...

Salinger, give Holden a big KISS from Mimi & Pa. Happy Birthday, Holden.

Hank said...

Holden, you are ALMOST as cute as a pug. : )

Happy birthday, buddy!

Rachel said...

Happy B-day Holden!!! 10 is a big one, if I remember correctly.....anyways, enjoy it!!

Neas Nuttiness said...

Happy happy birthday Holden!

Stanley said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Holden!

ANy brother of Salinger's is a brother of MINE, man! I'm sending you some juicy goober smooches for your big 1-0!

Loved the blue footprints, by the way. Ever get close enough to a marker to do that again?

Goober love,

Pearl said...

YAY HOLDEN! Could you BE any cuter?! Hope your birthday was the BEST!

I am still laughing at the Johnny Rotten pic!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

happy birthday holden!
what wonderful pictures! you have the best mom in the whole world!
what a great family you all are!

Lex said...

Happy Birthday Holden!!!
Hope you had an amazing day full of presents and cake!! (and obviously pugs!)

The Devil Dog said...

Happy Birthday Holden. Mom says you would love the Legos & K'Nex PlusOne got for his birthday. He got the Lego Troll Warship, complete with Dragon. Mom bets you two would be buds (even if PlusOne is 2 years older) if we lived closer. Great photos.


Pearl and Daisy said...

Happy Birthday Holden!

We hope you had a pugtastic day!

Pug love from,
Pearl & Daisy

Rosie said...

Happy Birthday Holden!! We were born 1 day apart - my b-day is the 9th!!

Bev & Bailey said...

Bailey says HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOLDEN!! So nice to almost-share a birthday with such a nice person!

Tibby said...

Happy birthday to Holden!
What a way to celebrate with all the cute puggys!
:) Tibby

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