Ordinarily he would be outside doing this. (And Aidan would be copying him.)
Or concentrating on a nail-biting chess game...
Or playing Wii...
Or with his dad doing this.
Oh yeah, their favorite --hot wings!
But probably not doing this! This is actually the one and only time he's ever done this.
This is baby Josie, Kevin's little girl whom he named after Joey, and this is a first for Chase.
The truth is, you're not a real man till you've fed a baby!
This was 2 Christmases ago. I love, love, love being with this guy. Chase is a truly engaging, intelligent, kind, thoughtful, funny young man. He's got political opinions and he expresses them well. He's hilariously funny and he's good at tossing out funny lines from funny movies. He plays scrabble and he even speaks some French. He's a delightful blend of his dad, his grandpa and his Uncle Joey, whom he admired tremendously. I know he misses Uncle Joey a lot and it's been a sad year for him too.
I would say that right now, Chase is my most interesting relative.
And one of the most interesting things about him is watching him
Just a little over a year ago, he was almost the same size as me: I'd say 5'3"
This one was taken a half year later... he's up to his mom's eyes: 5'5"
(That's his whole family there, in Hawaii, at his mom's graduation from Hawaii Pacific University. Summa cum laude, I might add. I love the leis stacked round her neck.)
Taken almost at the same time, he still fit under his Papa's chin...
And under his dad's shoulder...
But one year later--not any more! Check this out!!
His dad is 6'2". My guess is that Chase is 5'10".
It amazes me how much more mature his face looks in just a year. So handsome.
Oh, can I tell you how very much I love these chocolate drop eyes?