HAPPY BIRTHDAY HANDSOME!
hi there. it's been a while. we've been busy. time is flying by.
to prove this point (much to our chagrin) lil'man Otis turned FIVE years old today, he has grown so much since last year.
the time between then and now has been laden with struggles and challenges so milestones like these often present themselves with especially bittersweet emotions.
thankfully, Otis has always been filled with a unique energy that sets people instantly at ease - he is a master of putting things in perspective, his eyes and smile can melt away any fear, doubt or insecurity. we are lucky to have him.
as often as i feel that fate gave me Ethan to teach me patience, i think i was given Otis so he could help me learn to enjoy the little things in life. here are some photos of my favorite "little thing", who refuses to stop getting bigger...