Sunday, May 17, 2009

11 reasons...

why we adore this little guy who is just one month shy of his birthday.

1. We love the twinkle in your eyes...how your sweet disposition and tender heart shine through in the way you smile at people with those big, brown eyes.

2. We love how inquisitive you are about the world around you. How you love to try new things (at least once) and greet every new experience with a smile and a squeal.

3. We love your silly smiles...how those new teeth feel funny in your mouth and how you like to bite them together and wrinkle up your nose when you smile.

4. We love your chubby little fingers. We love how they hold your favorite blankie close to your face, how sweet you look when you suck your thumb, and how when you hold our hands everything feels right.

5. We love that everyone is your friend and playmate. We love that you are social and a shameless flirt.

6. We love how you find amazement in everything you do. And how having you (even after having raised 2 others before you) seems amazing, and fresh, and new.

7. We love your soft hair. How it is turning blond and how big you look with your big boy hair cut.

8. We love your sweet voice. We love your little words and how you are trying so hard to find your voice in this big world. How you mischievously say "uh-oh" BEFORE you drop you toy and how you call both of your sisters "nana"...they love you just the same.

9. We love how you prefer a grilled cheese sandwich and fries to any baby food we could offer. And how you love to sit at the table with us and eat and talk.

10. We love how you love us. Unconditionally and without fear. We love you back.

11. We love the gifts we find in you. The courage to live a stronger life of faith. The contentment to be thankful each day for a new start. The encouragement to slow down and enjoy the small moments of wonder. The belly laughs, snuggles, and joy that make loving you such a blessing.

Happy Eleven months Super Sam!

Love,
Mama, Dada, Nana, and the other Nana.

10 comments:

Angel said...

Absolutely beautiful Jenn!

Noelle said...

Thanks for sharing your cute little boy with us :)

Jessica said...

So adorable! I love his smile, esp. with those new teeth poking through :)

mom2four said...

These are great. For those of you who have never seen Sam in person, HE REALLY IS THIS CUTE! I think you should add the hand/bike handle pic to your website.

Whitney :) said...

jenn ... he was just born!!! i swear ... i remember it well ... lol!! time flies and he is a doll ... you've got quite the treasure of pics from every stage to remember it all by :)

adorable!

whit :)

nic said...

what a gorgey post--the pics and the words, and of course, mr handsome himself! absolutely lovely, jenn.

Lala said...

Hi Jenn!!! OH... look at your little man! How quickly he's grown! LOVE the blue on him!!!

Thanks for sharing such cute pics!!!

Love, Lala :o)

colourdujour said...

...the apple of your eye!

Jumpin Jilli Bean Baby said...

He is gorgeous and your words brought tears to my eyes! Cannot believe he's going to be 1 so soon!

HUGS Jenn!
Jamie :)

Paula Prass said...

He is so squeezable, I bet.