Friday, February 18, 2011
It's a special day for us. Five years ago today this little man graced us with his presence in the world. There is so much I want to say about him but I honestly don't know where to start. I can tell you that he is one of the sweetest little beings I have ever had the pleasure to know. He is a boy's boy yet in such a gentle way that girls seem to be quite taken by him. So yes, he is gentle but please take my advice: Do not challenge him to a wrestling match. He is not one to back down to a challenge.
His ever-present smile is infectious; his antics hilarious.
He and his older could not be more different but they are the best of friends. I feel privileged to be able to watch their friendship grow. They cheer each other on with each new challenge they face. I have to admit to times when I have actually been slightly jealous at the comfort level they have with each other.
His entry into this world was a sudden one. He waited for nothing and continues to face physical challenges head-first without hesitation. We fear the day when we can no longer stop him from going down the hill on his scooter for, you see, there is a creek at the bottom of the hill but this doesn't seem to phase him. However, with this attitude, he will do things I could never bring myself to do.
Happy 5th Birthday, Quinnie Bear!
I wish I could but I can't take credit for the awesome photos. They are courtesy of my good friend Kelly. Thanks again, Kelly.