Thursday, March 31, 2011

On this day in history

From just a few days old to a happy little man playing dress up,
you always make me smile and very proud to be your father.


Kyle was born, and I entered parenthood. I have no idea how these first two years slipped by so quickly. You will forever live in my heart and mind as my little bunga that we brought home from the hospital 24 months ago. As I watch you play with your toys and chase Tank around the house with endless energy, I realize how blessed your mother and I are to have you in our lives. Looking at how much you have grown both physically and mentally is amazing. Your curiousity is getting so big, your smile so contagious, and your world is getting larger. I feel fortunate every moment that I hear you say "Da Da", and you never fail to lighten my day, my mood and my heart.

As a new chapter of your life begins, I hope that you take with you all of the love, happiness, and joy that we have surrounded you with, and know that your mother and I will love and cherish you forever. Remember that you will always be the most amazing part of my life, and don't ever stop filling the world with your beauty, laughter, and love.

Happy Birthday Kyle.


And here is a picture of Kyle and I roughly at the same age. It is somewhat scary to me how much we look alike. And that is my Mom holding me.



16 comments:

Jon said...

It is amazing how fast the time goes, and you can't believe it until you witness it firsthand. Of course, with this whole "rookie dad" thing, it's almost like I looked at you and said, "You first". I don't think we're doing too shabby a job either.
My son looks about like my clone too. I have refrained from any Mini-Me jokes for as long as possible.

Valerie said...

The likeness is remarkable. You are indeed a proud father and rightly so. Kyle is a lovely, lovely little boy and it's all down to you and your wife. Aside from the good looks...grins... you have made him what he is, a happy two year old. Happy birthday, Kyle. Grow up like you Dad and you won't go far wrong.

radioactive girl said...

Happy birthday to your adorable son. I will never get tired of seeing his cute pictures!

I think being a parent is the best thing ever, and I am so glad you see it that way too. So many people look at kids as a burden, which makes me wonder why they even had kids in the first place. It seems like you and your wife are doing a great job at being his parents so you deserve a celebration on his birthday just as much as he does.

Ms. Moon said...

Your mother was so beautiful! She would be so proud of you! Look at what a wonderful job you and your wife are doing with that precious, gorgeous boy! Sending much love from Florida to you all.

texlahoma said...

Enjoy these days when he is young and at home, they'll be over before you know it.
(My kids are grown and have moved out and from time to time I wish they were young and still living at home.)
Nice pics,
he's a chip off the old block huh?

Hey, with those glasses on, Kyle looks a little like Glenn Beck.

billy pilgrim said...

your mother is gorgeous. i've wondered where kyle gets his good looks now the mystery is solved.

no offense ;)

Jay Noel said...

Two years? Wow.

You call Kyle "Mini-Me?"

And not to freak you out or anything, but your mom was hot.

angel, jr. said...

Happy Birthday Kyle.
Wow, you guys are carbon copies of one another....

Phats said...

Happy Birthday Kyle!! Shife and Mrs Shife congrats on being such great parents, what a lucky little kid.

Random Chick said...

I'm crying! So precious.

Red said...

The apple clearly has not fallen far. Talk about mirror image! Happy Birthday to the little guy. It has been a real treat reading about him.As long as he has been growing, many of us have been keeping up with his goings on and your tales of parenthood. I can't believe it's been two years either!

Megan said...

I can't believe it's been two years already. Where does the time go?

Happy birthday, lil' Shife. I'm sorry you never got to meet your grandma. She did a great job with your dad!

Ananda girl said...

Happy birthday to Kyle! You two sure do look alike. BTW... mom was a beauty! No wonder you two are so handsome.

Limon Partido said...

Oh Wow Shife!! Kyle looks exactly like you as a child!! you are doing an amazing job and he is so lucky that you both love and cherish him so much. Your mother was gorgeous!! Great cheekbones, great smile.

Me and the Mexican said...

Great post! You and your son look just alike in the pics!

Jaime Leigh said...

The years slip by so fast...my oldest will be 9...ugh!!! You know the John Mayer song"stop this train" at least I think that's the name of it....I feel like stopping the train sometimes when my kids are growing up to fast....I just don't want to miss anything you know....anyways happy late birth to your sweet Kido :)