Wednesday, March 9, 2011

6 of one...

Dear Mattias,

Just 6 short months ago, you made your appearance into our lives, yet I cannot remember a time that you were not a part of this family. Life with you these days is so much fun, albeit busier than I ever thought possible.

It is a gross understatement to say that you are THE happiest baby in the world. And it's not just your biased Mom saying this. It is everyone who comes into contact with you. You are quick to smile and laugh, and your little boy "chortle" makes my heart super happy (sorry, your sister has damaged my brain).

For some reason, you are wary of men. If one even approaches you, your eyes get ever-so-watchful, and your mouth starts to twitch; ready to scream lest someone without breasts (who isn't your Poppa) try to wrest you from my grasp. But oh my... you love the ladies, charming them with your baby blues and gummy grins.

You love your sister, who has taken to calling you Teeus. She entertains you daily with her singing and dancing routines. In return, you grab onto her hair and pull, squealing with great delight at your prize. Thankfully, she finds this funny. I pray that you grow up being great friends and remain close throughout your life.

You have discovered your "man bits", and like to grab and twist your junk at every opportunity. Now granted, I do not own this particular piece of equipment, but it is my understanding that doing that should hurt. Not so with you. You are a very strange little guy. I love you for that.

You are rockin' the "ba ba ba ba" and "ma ma ma ma". In fact, you are very vocal, and make many wonderful sounds. I just wish you wouldn't wake up 3 or 4 times a night and make them.

Little man... there is just so much to love about you. The way you pull back when I'm holding you so you can look at my face and smile. The way as soon as anything comes within your reach, your tiny hand shoots out to grab at it. Your crazy red-ish hair that never lays quite right. Your eyes. Your grin. The way you smell.

You are wonderful and I love you. Happy 6 months Teeus!

Those eyes... that smile!

Just chillin'

Father and son

Let's go for a ride!

Sleeping baby


sky0138 said...

awww Happy 6 months little man!! He is beautiful Joanne and you are such an awesome Mom!!

Jade =) said...

He is soooo cute! It was so great to get to play with him a little on Saturday. Glad he didn't freak out on Michael. Haha! Adults freak out around Michael, babies love him. =)

emily said...

wonderful words, great pictures. what a charmer.

David and April Vinson said...

Can't believe he's already 6 months!! WOW! He's adorable as always! Cute expressions!