Dearest Dr. Drew

Dearest Dr. Drew

Last week the Flu hit Mommy and Daddy HARD.

For the first couple days I couldn’t do anything but sleep, but as usual I became very restless and anxious to feel better.   One afternoon in an effort to lift my weary spirits I began to explore the depths of my computer’s hard drive.  19 months of images..

Then it happened

Something else other than the flu hit me hard.

I see it happen every day but as I quickly scrolled through the contents of my hard drive it became crystal clear.

How had I missed it?

You’ve grown…

Not just a little, but inches and pounds..

I don’t carry you with one arm anymore but I need both and occasionally the balance of my hip as well.

You speak, actual words and sentences. You walk, you think, you rationalize, you even manipulate.

Looking at your beautiful face grow so quickly scrolling through my hard drive was a little jarring..

It made me want to document more of our time together.  To use more than just my camera.  Relish, write it down, share more than just the images.

I know how I felt capturing every single picture of you but I want you to know too.

There are so many things that you do that makes my heart skip.

The way your tiny little hand fits perfectly around my finger.

The way you say AHH with every hug and end every kiss with MUAH!

The way your voice sounds when you yell for your sissy.

Every. Single. animal sound you make.  They never get old.

I want to find the right words to share with you here.

You will come to learn your Mommy is full of words but when it comes to putting in to words what the last 19 months have meant to me, I have no words.

There are no words to describe how lucky I am to be your Mom

There are no words to tell you how much I love you.

There are no words to tell you how it felt waiting for you.

There are no words to tell you how special you are.

From here on out I am committed to tell you more here on this blog how much I love you and share these special moments.

Let’s get this blogging party started!

Below are some pictures and the story of a special little Sunday we had with Daddy before the flu hit us..

XOXO Forever and Always,

Mommy

20140216-DSC_1748-2You were such a good boy and loved the planes so much we got you one to take home.  It’s been two weeks and you still play with it every night.

20140216-DSC_1648There were lots of these chairs.  You loved climbing up and taking it all in..

20140216-DSC_1698The planes were great but once you saw these elevators it was all over.  We took at least 10 trips up and down.  We got a lot of strange looks as we stayed on and continued to ride up and down.  We didn’t mind and here Daddy even sneaks in a kiss

20140216-DSC_1742Here you are seen just taking it all in

20140216-DSC_1615Your Dad’s come a long way in his love an appreciation for photography.  He even squatted to take this picture without me asking.   Something I never thought I’d see him do.. He was so proud of himself he forgot to focus.  I don’t care.  This picture will always remind me of Daddy practically laying on the floor to take our picture and it makes me smile.

20140216-DSC_1589You said WHOA when you saw another little one dressed up like you.  I love it.

20140216-DSC_1585Remember what I talked about and that sweet little hand of yours.  Here you are seen holding Dad’s.

20140216-DSC_1687Here is a Pic where Daddy remembered to focus.

20140216-DSC_1738 20140216-DSC_1732 20140216-DSC_1736My favorite part of the day actually ended with a quick snack and some McDonalds fries for you.  The three of us sat at the window and watched the Planes from Dulles landed.  You were in absolute heaven and sat there like a perfect angel for almost 40 minutes

Thanks for a great day. So many more to come.