Holy crap. Today Adrian is EIGHT.
And it's hard to believe that he's been here for so long. We've traveled a lot together, and most days we're a great team.
Would I do it all over again? Absolutely. He's taught me to become more patient, more kind, more generous. He's taught me that I have the power to heal scraped knees and hurt feelings. He's taught me that a word in the right place is will outweigh any number of common parental bargains. Being a parent to Adrian is never dull. It requires quick thinking, mounds of empathy, and a sense of humor.
Here's to Adrian! May the days ahead of you be full of joy. May you find pleasure in work, always have a full belly, and fuller heart. I love you for always.
Adrian at one month
At 7 months, with the famous "snorty pig face"
2006: At 2 at our belated wedding reception
2007: At 3 at the Aquarium
2008: At 4, with Aunt Erica (who is a Mom now)
2009: At 5, for his pirate birthday party
2010: The first day of kindergarten (almost 6)
2011: Our East-coast road trip (almost 7)
2012: Last week (almost 8)
You make me crazy, you make me laugh, you make me proud. I love you, little man.