My little buddy, my first son... It was you who revealed that my heart had the capacity to equally love more than one child. There are so many things about you that I adore, and I love you more than I ever conceived possible. I love the way you say, "Mommy, wanna play some ball?" and the way you ask me to snuggle w/ you at bedtime (curling up beside you in your toddler bed is another post/picture in itself!!) You have THE BEST giggle- it is an automatic smile for anyone who hears it. You are fascinated with anything that has a siren, especially firetrucks, and you can spot a convertible or motorcycle on the road from a mile away. You love to give all your kisses to Mimi, just to make mommy jealous!! If there is a ball in the immediate area, you will find it and dribble, toss, kick, throw, and bat it for hours!! You do not get in a hurry- you are on your own timeline and often have your own agenda. You despise having your picture made and can make family photos a nightmare!! You are all boy- tools, diggers, balls, bats, worms, and all. We would be incomplete without you. Can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for you this next year. Happy Birthday, buddy!