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.



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

  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!

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

  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?

  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!

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

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

    Happy Birthday (Belated) Chaco!

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