SUNDAY FUN DAY – SUNDAY 01/25/2015

You Are Magical | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

You Are Magical! That’s what I would tell my nephew D.J. today, as he celebrates his sixth birthday. Of course, I’d also tell him that he’s a little nuts, way too hyper, and that perhaps he shouldn’t whack his Uncle B.O.B. Bob in the “ouchie area” so much. You are one crazy little boy; a blend of the rough and tough Johnson family, with a lot of the crazy Matthews family thrown in. God help you; you don’t stand a chance at being normal. EVER! It feels like just yesterday, that we were rushing to Richmond as fast as we could to see your sweet little face for the first time. You were so cute then. And quiet. And we fell in absolute “like” with you.

I’ve fallen in absolute “like” with this mug from Target too. I’m not the only one either. I’ve been seeing it on all of the blogs that I follow. It seems that we all went shopping at Target on the same week, and none of us could resist coming home with this little piece of happiness. I filled mine with Strawberries and Cream Hot Chocolate, but you’ll have to wait till February to hear all about that creamy deliciousness. For now, I just wanted to let you know that you should run like Superman drive as fast as you can to Target and pick one up. They are going fast.

It’s so much more magical to come home with a whimsical mug than a crying baby. But that’s just your crazy Aunt Colleen talking D.J. We will always be in “like” with you, but we will always “like” that moment when we get to give you back to your parents or drive away from the insanity that is the Johnson household. But in between all the jumping up and down, smacking your Uncle B.O.B. Bob, making your sister cry, and running around naked you have given us some truly unforgettable moments. Here are just a few of my favorites.

The very first glance we got of your precious little face.

Baby D.J. | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Giving you your first beer. (Don’t get all judgmental, we didn’t let D.J. drink any of it; it was for picture purposes only. We’ll be there to give D.J. his first legal beer too.)

First Beer | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

My all time favorite moment and picture of you, is when you took a nap on your Uncle Matt’s belly, while we were on vacation at the beach in Hatteras.

Sleeping on Uncle Matt's Tummy | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Three generations of Matthews men together. After seven girls, it finally happened.

Three Generations of Matthews Men | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Those rare times when you settle down for a cuddle.

Cuddles | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

I adore that you are always willing to put on a costume. You definitely fit in with the Delawder Matthews even if you are a Matthews Johnson.

Silly Ears | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Watching you fight with your Uncle B.O.B. Bob. It’s all great until someone gets pinched, or someone gets hit in the “ouchie area.”

Play Fighting | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

We live for your silly faces; they always make us laugh.

Silly Face | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

You’re always up for a game of something. You have more energy than any child should have. One day it’s going to make you an absolute success at something. We’re just waiting to discover what that something might be.

Ready to Play | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

You are just so weird sometimes and love to make a mess. That comes from your Matthews side of the family.

Dirty D.J. | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

No child loves to be more naked than you do. While this is a little strange to us, it also makes for some funny moments. And one day when you’re older, I’m going to have so many blackmail pictures of your naked butt. I can’t wait to the day when we get to meet your future bride, so that I can share them all with her.

Naked D.J. | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Happy 6th Birthday D.J.!!! Your Uncle B.O.B. Bob, Cousin Brenna, and Aunt Colleen absolutely “like” your crazy, silly, outgoing, and often naked little butt. Have a wonderful birthday, and have a fun time showing your birthday suit off to everyone on your special day! You Are Magical!




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