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....that Carolyn and I were heading off to Copley Hospital to welcome young John Bailey to the world. Six years. 2191 days, counting one leap year. This is one of the first pictures we took of him. He was always a very happy baby and was a treasure to have around. This picture is from a little later in 2001, November I think. He was a penguin for his first Halloween in October, 2001. 

Today he turns six years old, and if anything, he's gotten easier and more fun to raise, and he remains a lot of fun to have around. 

This is what our six-year-old looks like today:

If you'd like to see how much Bailey has grown in the past 12 months, click here.

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He's having his birthday party with friends tomorrow - today, the four of us will have a small celebration with the Birthday Boy's requested dinner: Hot dogs and mac and cheese. (Yum, I guess.)