Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Happy Birthday To Our Big Boy

Here is a list of the ten things we love most about Chip:

  1. He notices things we never would. It makes our world so much richer.
  2. He is funny. He keeps us laughing all day.
  3. He is so darn smart. He finds ways to communicate even when he doesn't know the words, and he already knows how to use a screwdriver and how to unload the dishwasher (even the knives!).
  4. He is a gifted athlete. In 18 years, ESPN will be showing videos of him when he was a one-year-old playing baseball.
  5. He has a way of lighting up a room. On our worst days, he cheers us just by being there. We think that this is one of his special gifts.
  6. He is adorably cute. Even if we weren't his parents, we would love his sun-kissed hair and bright blue eyes.
  7. He is beautiful from the inside out. He has a good soul, and it shows.
  8. He is a good dancer. He likes the Ramones, too!
  9. He is so affectionate. He gives the best kisses, and when he wants to be silly, he tricks us into leaning close and then licks our cheeks.
  10. He is inquisitive. He reminds us every day of how amazing the world is.
  11. And he's ours!!! (Did you really think we would only list ten?)