Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The sound of silence

Shhhhhhh. Did you hear that? It's SiLeNcE. It means that Baby E is sleeping, the washing machine is finished with it's cycle, the phone is turned off, the cat has been fed, and Big J is sleeping in his red chair. I love that sound.

I was so busy with daily life this weekend that I completely missed wishing "Happy Ten Months" to my little monkey. I usually get photos developed and try to get a page or two done in his scrapbook. In lieu of that, I am going to tell everyone in the world (or at least the ten of you who read this blog) what I love about my baby boy.

Dear Baby E,
I love your big blue eyes.
I love that whenever I take you somewhere somebody stops me to say what a precious/cute/gorgeous/adorable/sweet baby you are and then you bat your eyelashes at him or her and he/she just gushes over you.
I love your smile.
I love that you only have 2 teeth in your mouth, but you really give them a workout.
I love how happy and alert you are when you wake up in the morning or from taking a nap.
I love your curly red-blonde hair that can't decide if it's going to be blonde or red.
I love your kisses. You open your mouth as wide as you can and pull on my cheeks until I cave and you slobber all over me.
I love your "cuddles" when you are sleepy and just want mama to hold you.
I love that you let me kiss your neck whenever I want - you just tip your head to the side and let me keep my mouth on your soft neck until I can't breathe anymore.
I love when you pull on my legs to help you stand up.
I love that I can't get a thing done around the house when you are grumpy.
I love to watch you feed yourself. It is one of the best moments in my day.
I love when you try to kiss Delilah and you end up with a mouthful of fur.
I love it when you get giggly after dinner and before bed - I call it your "happy hour".
I love to watch you sleep.
I love when I'm trying to change your diaper and you roll yourself over and crawl away.
I even love when you are crabby, sick or teething.
I love you, I love you, I love you (with all my heart) my little bean/peanut butter cup/monkey/bear/lovey.
Love, Mama
And here are some photos from his 9th month. It was a busy month for us!

Here he is just after his bath

With his Auntie Tara

Asleep in his bouncy chair - poor neglected baby!!
Baby E wants to blog.

Sleeping in his car seat - after a day in Disney World.

And just hamming it up for the camera.

And finally, the coolest flower I've ever received - I think it was a genetic mutation, but it's pretty cool! (Mother's Day flower)


  1. I love that I cried reading this!
    I love that you are my daughter!
    I love that you are such a good mom!
    I love you!

  2. So do I! I am pretty dam lucky to have a awesome wife and baby E! LIFE IS GOOD

  3. We love YOU too, Jason...you're a proud daddy & husband-Your wonderful, most favorite, Mother-in-law!

  4. Oh...that melts my heart!! I love all the "I loves" and I want to make a list now too! Thank you for sharing this.
    PS - my favorite pic is the one of Baby E sleeping in the bouncy chair. I have a ton of those pics too cuz they're just so darn cute!

  5. Yayee!!! Uncle Justin & Aunt Catherine LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the pics of our little guy!! He is getting more adorable each month!! Love & miss you guys...