Happy birthday, John Amos

This time last year I was in Taiwan, welcoming this little guy into the world.

Hello, John Amos. My name is Aunt Amanda.

He was just the sweetest little baby.

A whole year has passed and he’s gotten much bigger and even sweeter.

Now he’s grown into a full-on adorable and rascally little guy who is getting very good at keeping up with his big sister and brother.

Happy birthday, John Amos.

I’d give anything to shrink those 7,946 miles between Taipei and Richmond and give you a big birthday hug.

(John Amos’s birthday is actually February 4, but I’m posting this a day early because at noon on February 3 in Virginia, it’s midnight on February 4 in Taiwan. Tricky.)


  1. Grammy February 4, 2012

    I’m sad that I can’t be there. More than a little sad, actually have tears in my eyes. I wish I was there to give him a birthday hug!

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