Monday, October 28, 2013

2nd Anniversary.

I never got around to posting a sappy blog post about my husband.
So here comes the sap...(you've been warned.)

Dear Alex,
Happy 2nd Anniversary!  These 2 years have flown by because being married to you is SO GREAT!  On a daily basis you make me feel: funny, beautiful, special, and important.  I can only hope I do the same for you. (insert handsome instead of beautiful though. :)  I don't know where along the way Heavenly Father deemed me so lucky as to have you, but I'm so thankful He did.  This past year has been more stressful and crazy than the first, but thank you for helping me through my pregnancy, labor, and delivery.  You were there the whole time.  Thank you for the runs to Taco Bell in snowstorms at 10pm.  Thank you for being at every appointment with me.  Thank you for rubbing my back almost every night.  Thank you for not remembering my pre-pregnancy body and for making me feel sexy when I was growing our child and then even now.  Thank you for shaving my legs.  Thank you for working so hard in school and at work.  Thank you for never coming home and immediately asking, "What's for dinner?" or "Why are there blankets, baby clothes, and stuff just everywhere?"  Thank you for giving me blessings whenever I need them.  Thank you for making our sweet baby with me.  I'm pretty sure he's the best thing we've ever done.  Thank you for being such an amazing husband and father.  I think I'll keep you around for at least another year.  Love you.

Link to 1st Anniversary video:

Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Smile.

Kameron had his 2 month check up.
I don't think it's any surprise that he's a chunk.
Height: 24 inches.
Weight: 14.1 lbs.
Percentile: 95th.
We have ourselves a big boy.

Someone at work asked me what my favorite part of being a mother was.
I knew it instantly.
So without hesitation I said, "When he smiles at me."

I'm sure my "favorite motherhood" moments will change and morph as Kameron and our other children grow and mature.
I'm sure some day it will be watching them do their talents, cooking Christmas goodies, or having late night chats over grilled cheese sandwiches.
But for now...Kam's talent is filling up his diaper in one blow, Christmas is not here, and neither him or I can make it late in to the night. (With or without the possibility of a grilled cheese being involved.)

That kid's smile though...I live and breathe for it.

And I still don't even have a picture of his BEST smile.
His best smiles are when there's no camera around and we're just playing back and forth.
I hope to document it someday, but for now...his best smiles are preserved in my head.

There is nothing more amazing than when he sees my face and gets a big smile on his.
His toothless grin makes my heart melt and all is forgiven.
I've forgotten that he spit up all over me at church.
I've forgotten that he woke me up 4 times the night before due to a growth spurt.
I've forgotten that he exploded all over his freshly put on outfit.

All I can think of is the way his eyes sparkle.
And the dimples on the right side of his face.
And his chunky cheeks.
And his squeal of delight in his valient effort to laugh.

It's for certain.
That my favorite part of being a mother.