Happy Birthday to my sweet Dan who came yelling into the world two years ago today -- much to his parents delight since yelling equals healthy lungs. We were glad when he chose not to yell too much at night. Actually he might have yelled a lot. For some reason I just don't remember.
Here he is as he continued to grow and be our happy little boy who learned early (very early) that you smile at cameras. He is, of course, the most photographed child we have since his sisters and brothers all help take pictures of him.
This is one year ago when he was having his happy birthday number one. He didn't eat any of that cake but it sure looked festive! Today he is having pumkin cookies which is the only dessert that he seems to like besides popsicles.
Moving right along, he has continued to grow and learn, and now he loves televisions like his siblings before him. We are, of course, trying to make sure he doesn't watch too much of that (though it's fun when he sings along to Leap Frog's letter factory). In order to give him more things to do, and because he asks to go and ride this every time we go to Walmart, we gave him a bike for his birthday today (yes I let my little boys ride bikes and play toys at the store -- my girls were required to look only -- I've gotten nicer).
As you can see, this is a happy day for him. It is a happy day for us too since we really love our sweet boy. We worry over him, we get frustrated when he doesn't sleep through the night, but he makes us smile more often than not with his enthusiasm, and it's hard to beat a smile and a hug from Dan.