Tuesday, August 19, 2014


"A portrait of my child once a week, every week, in 2014."

You are just way too cute, bug!  I don't know what we are going to do with you once you really start working your charm and knowing what you are doing...we're in trouble!  

You are the sweetest, silliest, wildest and funniest baby we could have asked for, and we are grateful for you!

(And just look at your little curled toes!!!)

Sunday, August 10, 2014


"A portrait of my child once a week, every week, in 2014."

My little wild man!!!  You are wild, but you are also a cat napper.  We're working on consolidating those and getting you on a 2 nap a day schedule.  (Right now you have been napping for over an hour in your room!  Yippee!!!)  Even when you don't get good naps, you are just as happy and joyful as always.  I love that about you.  (You're my little dream baby!)

This week you started sticking your tongue out at us, and it cracks your papa and me up every single time.  The best is when you smile real big and then stick the tip of your tongue out just a little bit for us to see.  I think you think it's funny too because every time you do it and see us laugh you crack up too.

I can't tell you enough how much I love getting to spend every day with you.  It makes my heart completely happy!  (Even on the rough days!)

Monday, August 4, 2014


"A portrait of my child once a week, every week, in 2014."

A day late.

The days just keep getting better and better.  You are definitely finding your voice more and more each week, and the noises are just too funny!  They range from sweet coos to crazy spits, and we love every single one of them!  You love to "sing" when we're in the car (or anywhere you hear music) and when we rock you to sleep.  It's the sweetest noise ever when I know your tired and a little fussy and then all of a sudden you start making little humming sounds.  That's a clear sign for me that you're about to fall asleep.

One of my favorite things lately is your little milk mustache after you nurse.  It only happens when you fall asleep nursing, and it has to be the cutest thing in the world!  (I know I say that about all the things you do, but this is at the top of the list.)  You just look so innocent and peaceful, and it makes my heart melt!

You make me one happy mama.  If I could have a million babies just like you I would!

Sunday, July 27, 2014


"A portrait of my child once a week, every week, in 2014."

You are one good lookin' babe!  I love how your personality is coming out more and more each week.  It makes me sad to think that 6 months of your life have already gone by (and so fast), but I am so thankful that I get to stay home with you each and every day.  I'm looking forward to the days ahead because it really does get better and better.

You love to roll around on your play mat and in your crib just playing and tossing your toys around.  You are curious, wild, joyful, loud, and the biggest sweetheart I know.  You are so close to saying mama or papa, and I'm sure you're getting sick of us saying "m-a-m-a" or "p-a-p-a" to you over and over.  (Hopefully not!)

I love you to the moon and back!

Sunday, July 20, 2014


"A portrait of my child once a week, every week, in 2014."

You are something else!  You've been teething this week and wanting to chew on everything...and I mean everything, including a bottle!  Yes, that's right, you finally are taking a bottle and paci but not for the obvious reasons.  You like to chew on them...not drink, not suck, just chew.  It's actually pretty hilarious; for the past 6 months (that's right too, you're 6 months old!!!) you didn't want anything to do with a bottle or paci, and then all of a sudden you LOVE them.  (Well, you know, love to chew on them.)  This teething phase must really be bad if you are resorting to a bottle to comfort you.  I sure do hope it ends soon, and we see some little white teeth in your mouth because it's so hard to see you in pain and discomfort. But the majority of the time you are happy as can be.  

This mama thing is pretty crazy because I would give absolutely anything to make you feel better.  I would take all the pain you could ever experience in your life and bear it for you and be happy doing it, but unfortunately that's not how it works.  It drives me crazy when you aren't your happy jolly little self 100% of the time.

I love you, bug! 

Sunday, July 13, 2014


"A portrait of my child once a week, every week, in 2014."

My little water baby!  You have absolutely loved every time you've been in the water so far (even when you accidentally dunk your face in and scare your mama to death).  I love it that you're not scared of much and love to hang out and do the things your papa and I enjoy.

This week your "wild factor" has gone through the roof.  You are rolling and scooching all over the place.  (We found you under your crib on Friday with your head sticking out with a big smile!)  You are also talking and screaming up a storm.  (Working those vocals with papa!)  

We introduced more food this week to help fill your little tummy.  You pretty much loved everything you tried, but sweet potato and avocado are still your favorite.  Even though you're pretty messy when you eat, you are the cutest thing ever.  When you're ready for a bite you open your mouth wide and give a good raspy yell all while trying to grab the spoon.  (It makes me laugh so hard, and I almost dropped it on you a couple of times instead of getting it to your mouth.)

With all the wildness and craziness coming out, you are still one sweet and cuddly little boy who loves to be held.  I love that, and I love that you can still take naps on our chest.  Too sweet!

Sunday, July 6, 2014


"A portrait of my child once a week, every week, in 2014."

Rattle, book, teething ring...my little multitasker!  You rarely want just one toy these days, most of the time it's 2 or 3.  

You had your first trip to Colorado this week.  I was so worried the altitude and time change were going to throw you off, but it didn't seem to affect you.  You were just as pleasant and easy going as ever, but with all the fun going on, you didn't seem to want to nap for very long.  (I don't blame you.)

You loved our morning walks in the mountains and would take everything in.  (You are such a curious and smart boy!)  You also loved hanging out with family and seeing your cousins.  You were a wild man at times, and I can't imagine how wild and crazy it will get when y'all are all running around in the years to come.  You will be my little nature boy!

I enjoy every second with you and miss you when you go to sleep at night.  (I know that that is such a mama thing to say, but it's true!)