I have been completely enthralled with you since you came into our life a half a decade ago. You surprised us from the moment you entered into our world, and you have not stopped surprising us with your effervescent joy, your kindness to others (particularly your brothers), your delight in all things seemingly small and insignificant (by others), and your enthusiasm about what could lie ahead.
I was filled with a sadness that we had so little we could give you for your birthday this year, but when you opened your tiny gift, your eyes sparkled with absolute joy and you abundantly thanked us throughout the remainder of the evening, saying, "Mama and Daddy, I LOVE my present!" You expect nothing, it seems, so every day is a gift to you and every gift, no matter how small, is profound and treasured. We all, in this world, have so much to learn from you.
The things you say so sincerely each day bring me delight and persistently have me giggling. "Mama, you are a burping genius!" you proudly announced after a particularly un-lady-like moment on my part. Then, when I accidentally gave your cup of milk to Kelty (who already had one), you laughed out loud and said, "You just had a whoopsie daisy Mama! I love you!" Please tell me I can grow up to be as sweet as you someday.
We all adore you and you filled our lives with what we didn't even know was missing, when you were born.
Our Paugie Boy...