Laughter + Birthday= Sam

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Birthday Boy! Birthday Boy!!  Sam turns 6 today!!
And the poem he'll carry in his pocket and in his smile:

Now We are Six (1927)

The End
When I was One,
I had just begun.
When I was Two,
I was nearly new.
When I was Three
I was hardly me.
When I was Four,
I was not much more.
When I was Five, I was just alive.
But now I am Six, I'm as clever as clever,
So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever.

A. A. Milne

Don't you just love that?
My dear friend, Katie, sent Sam the sweet poem. It's so perfect.  And Katie also left a gift in our mailbox, a little crown for Sam to wear on his birthday...(more pics of that to come!). Thank you Katie!

If being 6 is kind of like being 5, but even better (clever as clever).... then we are off for a wonderful, adventure filled year that's filled with.....


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Laughter (here) Mike took Sam to a racetrack (just like the movie "cars")!

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Laughter (there) at Disney World.

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More laughter! Easter

One thing that Sam loves to do... laugh!

His smile lights up my world... his laughter is contagious... his excitement over everything in life is absolutely inspiring....  I love this little one of 6 years.

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The first time we met Sam (February 14, 2003), he was all smiles... all joy. His arms were open wide as he came straight to us; and from that day on.. he continues to be a smiley and joyful boy!  We love him - love him - love him!

Thank you Sam for giving us so much joy and smiles and laughter in our life.
You make our days brighter... our hearts bigger... you continue to teach us the wonder and excitement in the  everyday!

Below..a note from daddy..

Son, I'm so thankful to be your daddy. I couldn't be any more proud of the little boy you are and the little man you're becoming. Thank you for reminding mom and I how life is full of wonder. How simple questions don't always lead to simple answers (why is Luke's light saber blue and why is Darth Vader's red?). How even the youngest faith can see Jesus. And how life is much more worth living when it's lived out with people you love.

Happy Birthday our dear little Sam!