I can’t even begin to understand how it’s been almost a year since this guy joined our family. He’s gone from this little peanut of just 5.5 pounds of pure sweetness:
to this almost-walking, into everything, smiley-little-almost-toddler in the blink of an eye.
He is, I’m convinced, the world’s happiest baby. Case and point: I decided to take him out for this little photo shoot one afternoon when he fell asleep in the car for 90 seconds, thus ruining what would normally be a 2 hour nap. Since he wasn’t sleeping, we went and took pictures instead. And look how happy he was!
I also took him out one evening for a little shoot–and truth be told, I have plans for one more. This is my last baby to celebrate his first birthday, and I’m planning to take full advantage of the fact that he is happy as a clam to have his photo taken! This is not my normal style, but I loved how that light was beaming down right on him like that.
It makes me think about what a gift this little guy has been. We call him the “cherry on top” in our family. He’s a gift, and not just for me because it’s no secret that I love babies, but for my older three kids and husband, too. They are all crazy about him–over the moon crazy. We cannot imagine life without our little Sullivan. God knew we needed him, and I’m so thankful for him.
I can claim this kiddo as my favorite 8 year old because he’s mine! Oh, this guy…I could could blog all night long, and I still couldn’t cover all the reasons why I love him so. He’s kind, fun, easy to get along with, sweet, sensitive, funny, and a million more things.
He tries to act all serious and hold it in. But his joy is contagious and it doesn’t take much to get a smile like this out of him.
It has been an ridiculously long time since I got him in front of my camera. He really does not enjoy any part of having his picture taken. I will admit to some-ahem-incentives offered to join me on this photo shoot. I’d say it was well worth the happy meal plus a couple of dollars. 🙂
We moved over to Friendswood from Clear Lake a couple of months ago, and I’ve been itching to get out and explore a few Friendswood spots I’ve had my eye on. And they did not disappoint! I cannot wait to get some more families and kids out here!
He started to get a little more sullen and pouty towards the end, but he can totally pull off the pout. Such a handsome kid. (But don’t tell him that, because it totally embarrasses him!)
But right at the end, at the last little place I wanted him to sit, he tried again to hold in his smiles…
But he just couldn’t do it.
That joyful, fun-loving spirit is that bubbles over even when he tries to hold back is just one of the million little things I love about him. I’m so glad that he’s mine.