...Happy half-birthday to yoooouuu,I love the idea of half-birthdays. They seem like something hobbits would celebrate as a way of squeezing yet another holiday into the year.
Happy half-birthday, young Master Saaaaa-aaaaam,
Happy half-birthday toooooooo yoooooouuuuuu!
My friend Kris, whose son Rian is Sam's age, and I were talking recently about the expression "a face only a mother could love." We both recollected seeing our boys for the very first time and thinking, "Whew! Thank god he ended up so perfect and beautiful, and not funny-looking!" And then we both recollected the moment, months later, whilst perusing old photos, that we came to the identical realization that mother's love definitely makes you blind.
And then we both laughed our asses off and agreed, "Well, they sure are perfect and beautiful NOW."
Six months ago: