Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It's February 22. Eddy is 2 months old!

Yes, it is February 22. And Eddy Waymon is 2 months old. 2 on 2-22.

So here we have it:

This month has been fabulous. Eddy smiles all the time and has even let us hear a few giggles. His coos could melt even the coldest heart and his chubby rolls are delicious.

This boy is a ray of sunshine.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love is all you need.

I love Valentine's Day. I know that some people like to complain about it, say that it's a holiday created by greeting card companies, dread it when they don't have a significant other, but I LOVE it. It is a day just for telling people that you love them - friends, loved ones, children, dogs, parents, brothers, sisters.

We did it up for Valentine's Day this year - and on a budget! We got all kinds of crafty.

Feel the love.

Eddy kicked off the week by sending Valentines to a few special little ladies. Mailboxes have never had so much cuteness in them.

I woke up in a bit of a panic because Eddy didn't have anything special to wear on his first Valentine's Day. I had some leftover red felt from his love letters so I sewed a little heart to his white one piece.

We picked Papa up from work and went to Thundercloud Subs for lunch.

We even ran into Uncle Dan on our way home!

When we got home, we decorated our front window to look like a box of candy. Yes, our Christmas lights are still up. We were a little busy this holiday season and frankly, would rather hang out with Eddy.

Then, we went to Phil's Ice House as a family and enjoyed hamburgers and ice cream. Lucy came, too, but we couldn't get her in the picture.

We just had to squeeze in a little photo shoot.

And now, the shot we've all been waiting for and dreaming about since we laid eyes on this mini-Tim.

Wait for it.

Hold the phone.

Brace yourself.

Eddy with a beard.

Yep. Papa got a matching shirt, too.

Love. It really is all you need. And we are so lucky to have a lot of it.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February 8th.

7 years ago today, Papa T and I went on our first date. We were 2 crazy kids and Lucy and Eddy were just a twinkle in the eye. We met in the parking lot of Shady Grove, had an unforgettable meal, and then went to The Elephant Room. I was in love.

Tonight, we'll ride to Shady Grove together like we've done every year since. This time, with a baby.

We had been dating for about 2 months in the picture. Young love!

Tim came with me to my family reunion a few months later. It was our first trip to Chicago and we fell in love with that city.

On our first anniversary, we went to San Francisco. We didn't leave our hearts there.

That summer, we moved in together and brought home our precious baby girl, Lucy.

On our third anniversary, Tim asked me to marry him in fabulous fashion.

And here we are. Now I have the awesome privilege of hanging out all day with a baby that looks just like him. Life is so good.

"I can't imagine anything that's better
The world is ours whenever we're together
There ain't no place I'd rather be instead of groovin'."
                                                               - Marvin Gaye

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Nighttime Ritual

Every night, just before bedtime, Papa and Eddy get quality time while I'm brushing my teeth and washing my face. From the bathroom, I can hear Tim talking to Eddy about his day, boy stuff, and me.

After their chat last night, Papa read a bedtime story.

Eddy hangs on his every word.

After Goodnight Moon, Papa read Eddy the new Lyle Lovett interview in this month's Esquire.

We all dreamt about goodnight mittens and cowboy boots.