Friday, February 18, 2011

5 Years Today

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.


  1. happy birthday to your little one! though he probably doesn't like to be called little - them might be wrestling words :) how wonderful that your boys are best friends! sometimes my two barely tolerate each other :( i'm hoping they grow into a relationship . . .

  2. What a wonderful post - he sounds like a very good person to know. Happy Birthday to him x

  3. really beautiful photos and i love what you write about your quinnie bear! you can just tell he's a big teddy bear. he's gonna be a heartbreaker for sure. : )

  4. Wonderful post Tara!
    What fantastic, love that last one where he's jumping!

    Happy Birthday!

    Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Those photos are striking, as are your words. The way he's jumping in the last one seems fitting:) Your description of him will be a treasure in itself. Your boys are both too cute and definitely on their way to too handsome!

  6. Happy birthday! I love being a mother to a boy. I have learned so much from him.

  7. Happy Birthday to Quinn. Isaac turns five this year too and so I have a pretty good idea of where you are at - although all kids are different. He sounds like a very sweet boy. And what a lucky boy to have such a loving mama. Happy Birth Day to you too, Tara. xo

  8. Yay! Fifth birthdays are so special. And these ARE fabulous photos - I'm sure you'll be framing some (if not all!)


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