There are so many reasons to love you guys - here are eight:
#1) You are sweet, gentle gifts from God - from the first time I saw you both I knew that my life would be blessed (crazy but blessed)
#2) The joy and happiness you show reminds everyone around you that life is worth celebrating!
#3) You show us what life is all about - it's not always about being in the fast lane, sometimes it's nice to take a leisurely stroll on a carousel.
#4) Whenever I have a bad day I know the second I see your beautiful smiles my worries will be washed away. You are always there to make me laugh and best of all - to smile!
#5) You are always there to remind me that we don't HAVE to get everything done - right now - sometimes we can just take a little rest - and have a "do-over". (even mom's need "do-overs")
#6) You show me what it's like to give your all, to play hard, and to dream - something I had forgotten how to do until you guys came along.
#7) You have shown me that it is possible to make anything fun - whether it involves being drug around Grandpa's yard by a dog or having a dance party while doing dishes - fun is everywhere if you just look.
#8) You remind me that it's okay to get your hands dirty - that camping doesn't have to be in a camper (although it's nicer!) and that it's important to learn how to fish and crab and hunt (provided I just get to take pictures!)
This could be the longest blog ever, if I were to list all the reasons why your dad and I love you two. Mostly I want you two to know how important you are to us and how proud we are of your first eight years.
Happy Birthday Kyle and Kaleb