Thursday, April 29, 2010

best friends....

this week we are thankful for kind eyes, warm smiles and open arms...we are thankful for others who are willing and wanting to reach out to us....so thank you.


camden has made a new best friend....when mommy can't console a crying baby, his best friend can....when we are just hanging out, he wants his best friend to hang out too....he loves the flavor of his new best friend and her soft furry feel...


i have a feeling that kitty is now an honorary member of our little family...

Monday, April 26, 2010

today and tomorrow....

we went for a family jog today, and i couldn't help but feel a little giddy at the site of the husband by my side and the jogger's little guest ready to be soothed to sleep by the moving pavement under foot. while trying not to sweat to death...billy and i dreamed of the days that we could dress up a happy baby in new swim trunks that are just a tad too big and lounge poolside with a smiley, splashing infant who will undoubtedly love the sun and sand and water as much as his mommy does....one day we will run along shorelines as the tide washes in and out and we will build sand castles that will inevitably be washed away later in the day....one day my little baby will catch his breath before we dunk his tiny body for the very first time....but today....he slept peacefully with the movement of his stroller, as the sun beat down on our very first family jog....today we tried tummy time to no avail because that little, tiny body rolls too easily now to last on its tummy for any ideal amount of time....today mommy got to go shopping with a sleeping infant in tow and the eyes of smiling onlookers appraising an awfully cute baby boy....today was a good day....and tomorrow will be even better....

Friday, April 23, 2010

dancing....

my house is a mess....and every time i make an effort to clean it my little one grabs my attention and i am pulled in by that captivating gaze of his....and i can't help but make funny little noises and smile as big as i can to induce another heart stopping giggle...so we turn the stereo up just a little louder, i hold his little hand twisted up in mine and watch as he smiles from ear to ear....i believe he has inherited his love for a good tune and corresponding dance session from his mother because as you have previously heard, my philosophy is that good music can cure any bad day....and so we dance....and he giggles and wants more.... and i give it to him....another day goes by....and at the end of the night i look at my pile of dishes and unkempt family room and feel joy for a day well spent with the little one and his grin from ear to ear....

Thursday, April 15, 2010

the magic of it all...

the first time a child laughs it is magic....to watch their little face twist in grin and then to hear those oh so awaited little sounds come sweetly out....those anticipated sounds....we loved every second of those giggles....we wanted more....
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the sun is out....beating down and allowing for its warmth to bring in the "outdoor" weather....we have been trying to enjoy it as much as possible...with play dates in the park....and walks around the neighborhood....oh the joy of spring.

on a side note....oh yes....he is a little scooter....on his tummy and his back....gently laid down at night, wrapped up so tight and placed into his side positioner....every night he ends up out of the positioner and his covers....explain? houdini?

Monday, April 12, 2010

little moments....


last night you were fussy...i mean i want to chomp on my bottle and stare at the world but i can't and i am frustrated fussy...so mommy finally went into dad's office, laid you down on the futon....curled her body right up next to yours and breathed you in....your little body melted in my arms and we laid there forehead to forehead until your little almond eyelids closed softly and you drifted off into a dream filled adventure....but i didn't want to put you to bed...i just wanted to lay there...smelling your baby sweet breath and just washed skin....i wanted to stare at that peaceful flawless face of yours until my eyes turned red and i couldn't keep them open anymore....i wanted to keep your little fingers ever so gently wrapped around mine....you were all mine right then and i couldn't help but be overwhelmed by the satisfaction of it all....and thought to myself...please just stay like this forever....

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

a name and a blessing....

on a blistery easter sunday....with the snow flurries lightly swirling on the other side of a window...we made our own sunshine indoors...we remembered our savior....with lots of family, warm smiles, a bundled up little one being passed from one loving hand to the next...

a few lively tulips to add a little color...

a handsome little face to light up our world...and a spring shower of first presents....
a name and a blessing were given to one little man on this cold easter day...

with more love than one can handle....



as we remembered the one who conquered death on our behalves we celebrated a new life with joyful hearts and grateful souls....

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