Yesterday, I jumped at the chance of babysitting two little chicks for a few hours. Those birds... they are so soft and sweet and chirpy! We let them run around on our patio for a little. Noah loved them so much... he petted them and even caught one to put it in my lap. I ended up having to protect the babies from his excitement - he was doing an awful lot of jumping up and down that could have ended badly.
Later, when I nursed Noah to get him ready for his nap, he asked for the chickens to climb up on the bed with us to they could nurse too. If that's not a sign of love, I don't know what is!