Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Oh Lars,

you are just growing way too fast! You had your first big belly laugh yesterday and to no surprise it was at your daddy.  It was the most fantastically cute thing I've ever seen and heard! It was as if you couldn't control your little giggles.  It was amazing.

You will be THREE months old tomorrow and I think that is just flat out crazy! Where has the time gone my sweet little man?

You are just getting use to your activity mat and will stare and laugh at all the fun things for a while.  You have also figured out how to use your hands to grab the dangling animals from the top of the mat. You've also figured out to grab your binky, bottle and my boob and pull it to your mouth. Every time you do it me and daddy just think your a genius! You still LOVE LOVE LOVE your snugabunny bouncer! It could be our most prized possession, next to of course, the boobies :) I don't know what we would do without your snugabunny!

I have started to carry you around in the moby wrap and I think you're starting to like it! At first we had some issues because you thought every time you were in it you were suppose to be nursing and you would just violently shake your head around with your mouth open.  As frustrated as you were it was ridiculously cute!

Your baths have become one of your favorite times of the day. You just lay there and coo and talk and pee everywhere.  A few times you have completely passed while daddy poured water over you.

You hold your head up like a champ and it won't be long until you are sitting up.  You can stand and prefer to stand (with our help for balance of course) and do your little marching dance where you pump your feet like your ready to jump. You can basically hold your bottle all by yourself and again every time you do it....we are just as amazed as the last time.

These last 3 months have been the greatest! Watching you grow has been the greatest joy of my entire life and I can't wait to keep watching!


my beautiful lars
                                            i think i'm such a big boy in my new favorite spot
                                             daddy doesn't believe in matching socks! no way
                                      who doesn't love a little neil young on a sunday morning :)
                                                             yes!... he's THAT cute
                                                                i know...it's ridiculous!
                                                             ahhh...the whole bed to myself
                                                                ballsey the babysitter :)
                                                   oh stop it momma...stop with the kisses
                                                          how many chins do you see???
                                           oh what you want me to show a little skin??? OK!
                                             my first big boy jean shorts...they're still a little big
                                                                 getting my burp on
                                                    my favorite position to burp in

Thursday, June 21, 2012

a sleeping baby...

What is it about a sleeping baby that just makes you want to grind your teeth and squeeze their little cheeks. Every morning before I get ready for work, I roll over and look at my little Lars sleeping.  I look at his little bow tie mouth, his pudgy little Authement nose, his barely there eye brows, his slight monkey fur he still has on his forehead. I look at all of it and just take little mental pictures (and actual ones too) because I see him changing so quickly everyday. When he sleeps he makes the most precious little faces you've ever seen! He'll crack a little smile that will quickly turn into a pout that then turns into what we call his 'turtle face' where he raises his eyebrows all the way up and gets all these wonderful wrinkles on his forehead. He even laughs and coos in his sleep, and grunts and squirms and I just lay there and watch the show.  Sometimes I swear he's dreaming of a boob because he will pucker his mouth like he's nursing and move his little tongue in and out. It's really the cutest thing you will witness.

In non baby news...we have LOTS of company flocking in and we couldn't be more excited! July and August are going to be full of visitors (like every summer) and I can't wait to see everyone and have a grand ole' time.  Every summer I get a little sad when our last visitors leave...the house seems so empty without all the chaos.  Lars is going to get to meet his aunt katie and reeny and cousin kaeden that he has yet to meet and hang out again with uncle robert and aunt jen & family. He's going to be spoiled by his Nana!! He's going to have such a fun filled first summer!  Be on the look out for lots of summer pictures!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Letter to Lars

Dear My Sweet Little Lars,

Since you've arrived, my life has never been sweeter!  Things that use to seem important now pale in comparison.  Every time I look at you please know that I am in complete awe and am overwhelmed with love.  Love that feels like it could burst out of me...love that is so pure it sometimes scares me.  When you look at me with those big, soon to be blue eyes and smile, the rest of the world fades away and it's just me and you...momma and her monkey. I could stare at you all day and sometimes do and there's nothing else I'd rather be doing.  When I'm away from you I feel incomplete and the only thing on my mind is getting you back in my arms.  I absolutely love everything about you...your wonderful monkey fur that covers your little arms, back and butt.  The way you think it's so funny every time your binky falls out of your mouth, the way you smile at me when I make little cooing sounds at you, how you will follow your daddy around a room if someone else is holding you, i love that you love your bath time, i love how you look like a little glow worm when you're all swaddled sleeping next to daddy.  There's nothing about you I don't love whole heartedly.

You're getting so big so quickly and I want to cherish these days (and everyday) we have while you're still so tiny. You make me the happiest I've ever been and you are the most perfect little creature.  Life with you and your daddy is the most wonderful and exciting life I could ever imagine. There's no place I'd rather be than hanging out with you guys.  Thank you sweet little Lars for coming into my life. You have changed it the best way possible and I just don't think it's possible to tell you just how much I love you.


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