Tweet Tweet Pwecious Babee

1132 1132_ () 1132 1132 We were all sitting on the floor this afternoon, huddled around Henry and watching his every move. He is holding his head up so high these days and we can’t get enough of his sweet little face as he discovers the world around him.

“Let’s straighten out the blanket,” I said to Elliott, “and then I’ll put him back on his tum-tum.”

“We have so many new words now that we have Henry,” said Elliott.

“What do you mean,” I asked.

“Like tum-tum,” he said. We never, he said, used to say things like “tum-tum” or “pwecious” or “punkin pie sweet wittle baby cakes.”

We did, I told Elliott. But it was a long time ago. It was so long ago that he didn’t remember. Because he himself was a baby and then a very little boy when these words were still a part of our everyday vocabulary.

And then I realized just how much I had missed all this — getting all googly-eyed and silly and pronouncing my R’s as W’s and my S’s as T’s. I had forgotten about getting this much satisfaction out of watching someone realize that if he turns his head juuuust so he will be able to see the object he is looking for. What incredible delight I take in witnessing these tiny moments.

Just as sweet, I’m realizing, is that this time we’re all enjoying this together. Henry’s mommy and daddy are loving this season. And so are Henry’s big brothers.

And that is what makes it all the sweeter. 1132″>


My Menu Brings Them To Tears

“Mom,” said the boy sweetly, sniffling a bit at bedtime, “I just want to tell you that dinner tonight was a little, um, low.”

Celebrity Calls

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Mysteries of the Universe

Dear Army Guys,

How is it that no matter how many times I bend down to pick you up, I continue to step on one more of you? How do you do that?

Curious in Georgia