Saturday, January 5, 2013

The First Month

I'm obsessed.
He's awakened a whole new section of my heart that I didn't even know was there. I get butterflies every time I look at him. Smell him. Kiss him. Snuggle him.
He is so sweet.
And such a little Henry.

How has he already been with us for a month? 
I want to cry. 
He's my little boy and I want him to stay that way forever. 

He still sleeps a lot.
But Annabelle will play with him like he's wide awake.
Yesterday morning I walked in to find her setting up a tea party with him. Lucky boy even got two cups.

He's getting really chubby. And those dimples on his hands make me crazy about him. I love those little man-hands.

He's so very sweet, and a little bit stinky. 
I guess that's the boy in him ;) 
His chubby arms and little grunts remind me of a hibernating bear. If he's gonna get the hiccups it will happen around 7pm. He never sneezes just once, it always happens in twos and threes. He's a happy little boy and has loved to eat since the moment he was born. Sometimes he just needs his daddy to hold him, and all his squirming goes away. He's strong and can lift his head up to look around. 
He smiles a lot and every time he does my heart grows another size. 
He's my perfect little Henry.

And I love him.
Every little bit of him.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Christmas 2012

One of my favorite things about Christmas is the excitement of getting a new ornament. I remember my mom buying us kids new ornaments each year, and I've loved continuing the tradition with my own little family.  
And here's a list of more traditions I hope to hold on to:

* Get a real tree
* Watch Catherine Hardwicke's 
The Nativity Story on Christmas Eve 
* Make Jesus a birthday cake
* Do some sort of service for another family on either Christmas Eve or Christmas day. 

While I really enjoyed this Christmas, I felt it could have been a little more spiritual. So my goal for next year and the years to follow is to give Christ a gift: the gift of serving others. I'm not sure how we'll do it yet, but I think it'll be a good lesson to teach my babies. And so fitting at such a special time of year. 

This year Santa got Annabelle a one-of-a-kind wooden kitchen. He slaved away on it, and I'm quite impressed with how it turned out. Him and I have very similar taste. :)
And it was so fun to see her face Christmas morning. 

And this year Henry got a little toy. And that cute candy bar. I had never seen one of those before, and I have no idea if they're even good. But I'm pretty sure he's gonna get one in his stocking. For the rest of his life :)

I think Santa knew his kiddos really well this year, cause Annabelle hasn't stopped playing with her kitchen since Christmas morning . She loves bringing us a cup of hot chocolate and a fork to stir it. 
And just this morning I asked for a quesadilla and an apple, and she came back saying: "No more apple. Taco?"

Close enough :)

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas as well.

Now onto 2013. 
I have a feeling it's gonna be great :)