Me: "Who has the best seat in the house, me or daddy?"

Adam: "Well, Daddy's is nice, but yours is best. Your's is squishier."

Thursday, September 1, 2011

One: Amazing Year!

What can I say?

Life is full of contradictions. 
Like when you swear you will never:
get a facebook account,
dye your hair,
use a glue gun...

As promised, here in living color, is 15 minutes in pictures
of Jonah discovering the joys of sugar, chocolate and Blue #5.

"Aha, what is this technicolor delight?"

 "Alright, I'll try it, but just a taste..."

"Sacre bleu! Zis is incre'able!"

"Ok, if you insist, but just one more bite..."

"Did you say, "Dig right in"?  Well, okay..."

"It's sweet, it's squishy... it's a sensory extravaganza!"

"People just don't understand my art."

"My hair?  Oh, you know, dah'ling, nothing special.  Baby shampoo,
a little tear free conditioner, and about a pound o' yuuuuummm."

"Can you believe they plan to destroy this masterpiece by giving me a bath?"

If you have ever read more than a few of my posts, you know, of course, of my utter thrill at having Jonah boy in our lives.  I am so blessed to have been given the privilege of sharing my life with this peaceful being.  When Jonah had that horrid seizure a few days before his birthday, I spent several hours in the familiar fear that we might lose him, and in the time since it has served as a reminder to be ever grateful. 

If you have met him, you know what a magical soul he is. 

Every single day since his birth, I have whispered in his ear, "I'm so glad you're here."  And his being here has made me more grateful for each of my ten-toed blessings.  He has brought calmness to Ethan, playfulness to Adam, responsibility to Ellie, maturity to Tessa, tenderness to Guy, and to me?

Pure, chocolaty joy.


Jenni said...

Cute cake and cute chocolate-y boy! Love that last picture!

julean said...

I have to admit that cake smeared all over grosses me out. But that last picture makes it all worth while. You can see the pure delight on Jonah's face. Cute!

rebekahmott said...

Jonah is also blessed to part of a fun, loving family. It is fun to watch how loved and spoiled (in a good way) he is. It is nice to see. Love you.