10 things I love about you:
:: those sweet freckles scattered across your face.
:: the twinkle in your eyes and the way your bright smile lights up the world.
:: your clever witticisms. You keep us laughing (and on our toes) all the time.
:: all the endearing nicknames we've given you: Bodger, Bodge, Bodgerino, LeafBud, Hud, Lishousness, Hodge, Reno... all these funny nicknames because we adore you so.
:: your head massages are the best I've ever experienced. You have such strong, knowing hands.
:: our special outings, just you and I, to the library and a stop for sushi. Speaking of your interest in ethnic foods, it's so fun that you chose Bombay House for tonight's family party.
:: the way you so easily make and keep friends. You are everyone's best friend and each of the kid's best beloved sibling.
:: how you still hold my hand and want me to hold you on my lap.
:: your insatiable love of reading and your curiosity about this world.
:: the lightness, joy, fun, and laughter you bring to our family. Your life and presence is a precious gift, and we can't imagine how it would be without you in each of our lives.