Thursday, February 24, 2011

Six Months

Dear Emma,

It boggles my mind to think that you six months old. That you have been with us an entire half of a year. When you were first born and the weeks were flying by I knew your first year would go by fast but I had no idea it would be this fast. I try not to get worry about it too much because I know I have to enjoy the moment and enjoy watching you grow up but its hard sometimes. It’s hard to imagine that you won’t always have that adorable gummy smile… that you won’t always want me to hold you and rock you to sleep at night… and that you won’t always be so amused when your daddy and I make goofy noises and faces when you are cranky and need some cheering up. So instead of getting stuck on wanting you to stay my itty bitty baby forever, I will focus on the positive.

Emma, you have brought so much joy into our lives in this last six months. When I’m having a crummy day at work I just close my eyes and think about you and count down the minutes until I get to see you. And when I walk through that door, nothing else matters because you are smiling and happy and I see those legs start kicking and I know you are happy to see me. One of my favorite things to do is to watch other people love on you. Because I have the great privilege of being your mommy I get to see you every day and am often the first person you see in the morning and the last person you see at night. For our other family and friends, they cannot wait to see you on the weekends and see what you are up to. I love to watch to see how genuinely excited they are to see your face and how much you have changed. I love to see the smiles on their faces as they watch the smile on yours. Anytime we are together with family you are the center of attention but I sometimes have a harder time deciphering if you are the happiest in the room or if it is everyone else who is happy because they are with you. You have brought so so so much more love and happiness into our family and I thank you for that. I thank you for giving me a reason to want to get up in the morning, a reason to get through every work day, and for a reason for me to love your daddy just that much more because he helped bring you into this world with me.

We love you so so much and I hope you never ever have a single doubt about how happy you have made us and undoubtedly how happy you will continue to make us. And I hope you know that we will no doubt continue to make those goofy noises and faces to make you smile J


Emma, Six Months

Monday, February 14, 2011

I Have Loved You Right From The Start

Emma, do you know what today is?

No. But I assume it has something to do with the fact with this shirt that is covered in hearts. Oh right - I did hear something about this holiday and I had some help in making you and Daddy this!

But wait, before I give this to you I just need to see how it tastes...

Thank you Emma, we love it! Maybe next year Mommy and Daddy will buy you some chocolates so you aren't forced to eat paper.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

It's Our Eight Year Claim-versary

February is traditionally the month of love. The most often asked question during the first few weeks of the month is "what are you doing for valentine's day?" and I always respond with "nothing." I know that a certain little lady will probably bring the valentines celebrations back in full effect soon but for now I love that Larry and I don't do it. My favorite holiday of love is to celebrate our anniversary - February 9th 2003.

How is it possible that it was just 8 years ago that I forced you to claim me. I turned you from the self professed "never had a girlfriend" to the best boyfriend/husband/man bff I could ever have asked for.

Although our traditions have changed a bit since Emma arrived, I couldn't have imagined a better day to celebrate with you. You are constantly making me smile and love you more and more each day. I couldn't find any of our old pictures together so I decided to add this one... less than an hour after Emma was born I laid on the hospital bed watching you hold our daughter, and fell in love with you even more.

love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu (hoping Larry will read this and get the reference)