Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Happy Half Birthday Birdie

18 months old... wow, Baby! You are getting to be such a big girl. We had a well baby check this morning and you are just perfect... thanks Doc... already knew : ) Out of 100 kids your age you are taller than 75 and weigh more than 3 of them. We joke that we are going to start feeding you sticks of butter... haha. You really are a great little eater though. Some of your favorites include hot dogs, bananas and popsicles. It seems like you're learning a word a minute and it is so fun to hear all of the new things you come up with. You call Lily "Lil-lah" and Cowboy is "Ta-Ta". You love when we blow bubbles and ask for them if you see the bottle... "buh-buh". You're also good at saying water and cracker. You have been off the boob for a whole week and I am so impressed with how easily it went. You have a very good understanding of what you are told so I just told you that it was "all gone"... you are such a big girl you drank it all and wow, good job : ) You run everywhere and love to be outside. Your little knees are always scratched and you like it when I put Neosporin on them. You also like to wear sunscreen and shades... little smartie! The swimming pool is a new favorite place. You bounce all around the pool and dip your face in to blow bubbles. You bring so much happiness to your family and we feel blessed to have you. Happy half birthday little sweetie!
All my love,

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Father's Day!!

Jake,
I was looking for a good daddy/daughter picture for your Father's Day post. I spent hours scrolling through pictures and loved any picture of you two, there are a lot of them.. my Loves : ) I got all the way to an album called "birth" and my heart just melted when I found this one. Our daughter is only minutes old and has already been through so much.... she is premature, weighs less than five pounds, is in a crazy new environment and has been poked and prodded by a team full of doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists. She has every right to be freaked out and maybe even pissed off but she isn't. Her tiny face is as calm as can be because you're beside her. She found comfort because you were right there and she's clearly not letting you go anywhere... holding Dada's finger tight! I remember how special it was when she was so little and would calm instantly to your voice... really even before she was born she responded to you in my belly... you and orange juice ; ) It is amazing to watch your relationship grow and I feel very blessed to witness it. Happy Father's Day Jake! Thanks for being our rock.


and a note to my Daddio:
Thanks for showing me exactly what to look for... I am a lucky lady!
Happy Dad's Day.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Guess what...

I love this little girl!