Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Tegan

Happy birthday to our little man! You are five today, and what an amazing five year old you are. You are constantly showing us just how special, creative, caring and grown up you are. Last year, we talked about how much your life has changed in the previous year. How you handled it with grace and maturity. Well, once again your life had a massive change in it, and once again you did well.
As your Mother and I looked back over this year, we noticed one thing over and over. You experienced a lot of firsts!
Your first trip to China
Your first train ride
Your first dog
Your first bike
Your first visit to Disneyland
Your first visit to Hong Kong
You were baptized
Your first trip to Thailand
Your first day at school
Your first snow
Lost your first tooth, and 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th!
Your first time using chopsticks!

Honestly, my little man, the list is endless. But through it all one thing remained the same-- your sense of adventure, and your ability to adapt to any situation, and handle it better than any other person I know. You grew up a lot and had a few growing pains, but still did better than your Mom or I would have done.

We love you so much, and are so proud of you. For such a little man, you are a shining example of how someone should live their life. People see something in you that they don't have, and they want it! It is a privilege to be your Mom and Dad, to get to love you everyday, and watch you as you experience this adventure we call life. Happy Birthday Tegan Mesfin! Always remember... “We love you forever, we like you for always. As long as we're living, our baby you'll be”

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