Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Happy Birthday, baby boy.

My dear sweet Jax,

I can't believe you're already a year old! This year has absolutely flown by. You amaze me on a daily basis with just how quickly you learn new things. Your personality is so different from that of your sisters. Your daddy and I marvel on a regular basis that even with four kids, you're all completely different and unique. It's awe inspiring, truly.

You love to give hugs and kisses, and know all of your sisters by name. When you see their pictures, you stop to stare at them and point excitedly at each one in turn. Wednesday is your favorite day of the week, and you and Dahdoo both seem to know when it's time to leave to go pick Tora and Doodle up from school. You rush to grab your shoes and put your coat on so that we can "go! go! go!" As soon as you see them come down the hallway, you squeal with excitement and rush to get out of my arms to go be with them.

You are very much still my little man, but are so excited when your daddy walks through the door every night. It puts a smile on his face every time when you race over to him and yell "Up!" until he swings you in to the air. Then you bury your face in to his neck saying, "hug."

Your hugs and big sloppy baby kisses warm my heart. You know just when to lay one on me to make all the worries of the day disappear. You are kind, and gentle, and precocious, and so very inquisitive.

I never knew I could love so much, but you have helped me reach a whole new dimension, and for that I am eternally grateful.

I am so very glad you chose me to be your mama. Thank you, sweet baby. I love you with all of my being.


Friday, February 15, 2008

Jax's first haircut!

A baby mohawk! He's so cute. Not that I'm biased or anything.

Oh, and it's long enough that the top can still lay flat for a more "normal" look. It's really more "marine" than mohawk, or at least B thinks so.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Pay It Forward Indeed

You know that old saying that what you give out comes back to you tenfold? We got major proof of that today.

When I got the mail this afternoon, there was a typed envelope addressed to B and I, and inside was a typed letter that say, "To B and S with love." Folded in the letter was $100 cash.

After the tears stopped, I called B to let him know.

I can not tell you how deeply this touched us. This simple act of generosity, which may be minor to some, was huge to us. It means two full tanks of gas. It also means that we have an "extra" $100 this week to put in the "get S's car fixed" fund, or the "pay off our medical bills" fund, or or or....

So, thank you, whoever you are. You touched us more than you know.