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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

semi sweet

It's Chaco's birthday today. Sixteen. Daaaaaaannng....

Naturally, I remember the day he was born. It was snowing up a major storm outside, but I didn't care. I had a BABY! My very first BABY! (*crap!* Now what??)

But, we weathered that storm just fine, and here were are 16 years and a few storms later.


At 16, Chaco can be wonderfully stubborn, adoringly bellicose, delightfully bossy...

He can also be attentively helpful, demonstrably intelligent, refreshingly witty...

And I love all of his attributes. I love his rebel non-conformist side, like the one displayed here in this go-ahead-and-take-my-pic-but-don't-expect-me-to-smile-all-nicey-nice:

Happy Birthday, Chaco.

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10 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to him!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Happy Birthday!! Funny that our little men have birthdays on the same day. :-) Mine is quite a bit more little than yours though. It's hard to believe he'll be 16 one day. How quickly it goes by!

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  3. Aww happy birthday to Chaco!! My eldest recently turned 15. I honestly don't know how that is possible!

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  4. The beautiful baby has turned into a good looking kid. :) You describe him as someone to be very proud of, and fun to live with.

    So are you beginning to sweat bullets about college yet?

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  5. What a handsome guy he is! And he's got a wonderful mix of qualities that will surely serve him well in life. Happy Birthday, Chaco!

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  6. Happy birthday, Chaco! Hope it was an awesome day and here is to MANY more to come!

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  7. Stubborn. Bellecose. Bossy.
    Whose side of the family tree does he get those traits from?

    Happy Birthday (Belated) Chaco!

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  8. Happy Birthday Chaco! Good looking kid! 16 is only a year away for me. UGH!

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