Monday, July 13, 2009

It is amazing how quickly time is racing by. It seems like I am constantly going non-stop, and yet...I look around and there isn't a whole lot to show for it. But we are having fun and taking on all of life's adventures as they come with all the effort and energy we can spare!

I just feel inspired to say how grateful I truly am to have such a wonderful life. I love my husband and my son so much. They are more important to me than I ever thought possible. When Scott and I are together I do what I can to stimulate his learning. He is such an active little guy. He loves to see the world from an upright and standing position! He doesn't seem to have much interest in learning how to crawl, and yet, he is extremely wiggly and finds his own way to get around. He rolls all around and uses his legs and arms to swing himself this way and that way to get to where he wants to be. I have a feeling we will be having to chase him around the house in no time at all.

When Matt comes home from work, Scott is all smiles for his daddy. Those two boys have a connection I don't think I will ever understand. They have a great time playing with each other. It is very clear to me that Matt is a very hands-on and attentive father. He picks up my slack, and when he sees that I need a break, he swoops in to save the day! ...and, between the two of us, he seems to be much better at putting Scott down for his naps! Sometimes, Scott just needs his daddy.

I am grateful for the love and attention that friends and family offer to myself and my family...well, lets be honest, it is mostly all for Scott! But that is ok! Just in the past couple of days Scott has received gifts from friends for no reason in particular. He gets so much attention from anyone that comes around him, even perfect strangers. And it makes my mommy-ego grow every time they describe him as being: cute, handsome, smart, happy, and so on. He really is my world, and as a mother I wish I could protect him from all the bad things in this world 100% of the time. Unfortunately, reality has its way of telling me that I can't. I hope I will have the strength to help Scott get through the tough times.

And, just to update, Scott is now in the process of growing 4 more teeth. His two upper lateral incisors have already begun cutting through the gums. We have been teasing that he is going to look like a hippopotamus :) But then, we noticed that the gums around the 2 upper central incisors are starting to puff up and look like they have teeth coming soon too! So we should be seeing those in a few weeks I suppose. I want to try to get pictures, but every time I try to lift Scott's upper lip he manages to get so tight-lipped I can't even peek! Darn.

July is going to be an exciting time for us. Scott is turning 7 months old tomorrw, Matt will be turning the big 3-0 on the 23rd, and just for some extra fun, our nephew Tanner will be turning 7 years old on the 30th. We have a lot of celebrating to do! So here is to being safe, healthy, and happy! And now, here are a few fun pictures:

Scott and I are watching the fireworks together. I was so relieved that Scott did so well. He didn't even flinch at the noise.
Boy boy, big yawn
This was just so funny because he fell asleep holding onto the carseat handle, and never dropped his teething ring either.
Say "cheeeeese!"
What a happy baby!