I had been out for a yoga class and felt a bit guilty as I often do when leaving Joel with both boys, so my heart melted when I came home to find this (as well as a very tired husband who pretty much fell asleep as soon I walked in the door). A beautiful close to this January project, and I’m a little sad to leave it behind. This one month of documentary discipline has provided so many opportunities to reflect and give thanks, and to treasure these moments that change all too fast.
Thank you for sharing in this journey with me, I’m pretty sure I’ll be back next Jan for more! xo
Once a month or so, the stars align and you begin to think it’s not so tough after all. We managed a family brunch date in a cute cafe and our dear little Luke lay happily on the padded bench and fell asleep straight after he was wrapped. I looked on in disbelief. Thankful for days like these; some respite from the usual drain and a quiet hope that a new milestone has been reached although that may all disappear tomorrow. I’m being taught so much by my kids. About patience, and focus, and just being honestly present in the moments that they share with you whether awake or asleep. Happysigh.
Caterpillar eyebrows. They crack me up. So does his pout. And the way he tries to suck on his daddy’s nose when he’s looking for food. Oh, I love this gorgeous little expressive face. I can’t believe he is still so new in every way and we have so much more to learn of him – and from him. I don’t think Jesse will ever remember life without him and that’s kind of nice too…togetherness is such a beautiful thing.
I love to hold his curled up little body close and marvel at his long fingers and toes, poke around at his dimples, and stroke his delightfully soft baby skin. Looking at this picture I should also pay a bit more attention to removing cottonfluff from in between his toes, and to try to get a manicure for both his nails and mine. You can see he definitely didn’t get his pretty looking hands from me! xo
I woke up this morning to this sight and blinked a couple of times. Firstly because he was stark naked, and secondly because he was actually brushing his teeth. He has been gnawing on his toothbrush for ages and we’ve been letting him do that while we brush our own teeth and then help him with his. We introduced toothpaste into the mix about a week ago but he then just attached himself to the toothbrush as if it was a lollypop. So this was different, and oh so cute. He even tried rinsing and spitting. Sigh. Time flies.