Thursday, June 24, 2010

Happy Four Months My Little Man!!


I cant believe that four months have already gone by. This has been the most joyful season of my life. He has changed my life in every way. A few months ago when he started growing out of his 0-3 month old clothes, as I began boxing them up and putting them in the attic, I have to admit that I felt a lot of sadness. That sounds crazy because of course he was still such a little baby. It's not like he was starting to walk yet or anything like that. Just the thought of him not being a baby for much longer was really hard for me. I have realized this past month though that as he grows and gets older that each day, week and month is monumental in some way. I do miss himbeing tiny, but this month has been amazing as we are daily seeing not just a baby anymore but a little person.



This last month has been the biggest change in him so far. He is a little ball of energy, laughing and smiling all the time. He enjoys music and lights. He kicks with delights when he sees or hears something that he likes.

It has been so much fun playing with him and hearing all of the noises he can make. He weighs 16 lbs now almost double his birth weight.
This picture melted my heart the moment I saw it.
This is his new favorite expression.
I cant believe how fast it is going by. I love these baby days...I cherish every day that he will let me hold and snuggle with him. I know that in just a couple months he is going to be on the go and Mama's lap will not be on his little radar.

I love all the expressions that he makes. What must be going on in that little mind of his.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Cute Video

William just started laughing a couple of weeks ago. This video was the 2nd time I ever heard him laugh. He loves to hear funny noises . He is a darling!

video

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

For such a wonderful daddy. We love you so much!



(This was Shea's card for his first Father's Day)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Summertime

We are really enjoying the summer so far. We have been to the beach few times already. It is definatley one of our favorite places. Being 20 minutes from the beach makes that even better.
After a long day there is nothing like sitting on the shore with the ones you love the most in life.


Here is a page I did of a recent trip to the beach.


Water Front Park...and there was a BIG BOAT!

Having Asher for a month was a great way to start the summer. Sadly, he went home this week. I have to admit that I am mourning a little. He is a very sweet little boy. What a fun kid!

One of the places we took him was Water Front Park.It is a major attraction here in Charleston. On hot days like these there are dozens of kids swimming in the pineapple fountain or playing in the water sprayers. Asher is an extremely careful child. At first he didn't want to play in the showers or the fountain. We tackled the fountain first. He sat on the side for quite while. Shea was so great with him. He is a good motivator. He eased Asher into the idea of getting in. They walked the edges of the fountain first, then took a break and sat on the side. I knew he was okay after I looked up and saw Asher with his head under the water. Uncle Shea taught him to be brave that day. Uncle Shea giving him a little pep talk.
Dunking his head under the falling water.

He really didn't like the idea of the shooting water. But after his courageous moment at the fountain he was bursting at the seams to get in the this water.

It is a beautiful park with a great view of the water. Asher though was fascinated with the cruise ship. He talked about Water Front Park and that "BIIIIIG BOAT" the entire time he was here. He vividly described that day to so many people. He would say "we went Water Front Park and saw a BIIIIIIIG BOAT (as he stretched out his arms)....but I didn't go on that boat cause we need a ticket." He could not understand why we could not go on that BIG boat. It was the only "view" that he cared about. This was the our idea of a great view......




Of course, for our own amusement we put William in too. He didn't care at all as long as he is safe and comfy in the arms of his Daddy.


It was a very special day!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

An evening on Folly


Everyday days Asher talks about going to the beach again. With Shea's work schedule and him only having one day off a week that has been tricky.
But being that this was his last week here we really wanted to make that happen for him.
Shea, me, William, Uncle Ricky, Asher, Angela and of course the furry family members all went to the beach for a few hours one evening. We had a great time. We went late in the day, so it wasn't miserably hot. We play and played and played as the sun went down.
Uncle Ricky bought Asher a boogie board, he has been dying to go "surfing" since he got it. Well.....it was fun for about a minute, then Asher was over that.


We let William get his feet wet too. He was great. Even when the water splashed up on him he didn't fuss at all.





Of course the dogs had a BLAST! They love the beach and it had been a long time since we have taken them to the beach. The best part for me was that they slept for the next two days, and didn't bug me.

I love those fat little feet. He kept his toes curled up when they were in the sand.

This is probably my favorite picture from the day. My sweet Moses enjoying the view......also very worn out from going after the ball about a million times.



You Can Not Lose My Love


Motherhood has made me the mushiest, lovestruck person on earth. I am so in love, head over hills in love with this little boy.

When I was in high school and photography school one of my favorite singers was Sara Gorves. I played her cds over and over again in that plum colored 1994 Plymouth Acclaim. She has a song about the love a mother feels for her child called You Can Not Lose My Love. Though, motherhood was the furthest thing from my mind I loved that song and knew every word of it.

One day as I was holding William, getting him to sleep, singing any songs I could think of to him that song came to my lips. Since he was a few weeks old, that has been our song. His face lights up to the sound of my (not so great) voice singing those words to him.


All you moms out there, listen to this beautiful song.....

Here are the lyrics:
You Can Not Lose My Love
By: Sara Groves
You will lose your baby teeth.
At times you'll lose your faith in me.
You will lose a lot of things.
But you cannot lose my love.
You may lose your appetite.
Your guiding sense of wrong and right.
You may lose your will to fight.
But you cannot lose my love..
You will lose your confidence.
In times of trial your common sense.
You may lose your innocence.
But you cannot lose my love..
Many things can be misplaced.
Your very memories be erased.
No matter what the time or space.
You cannot lose my love..
You cannot lose.
You cannot lose.
You cannot lose my love..