My little ocean

He ran up to me with greatest enthusiasm, as always saying my name several times. There’s nothing like having this little guy over and having him greet me at the door with his sweet voice. While giving me a hug, I’ve noticed his tiny hands curled into fists. Puzzled, I asked him what’s in his hands, and to my surprise he excitedly repeated, “OCEAN, OCEAN!!!” The mystery of ocean was resolved once he brought his hand straight to my nose and opened for me to smell a mixture of flowery scents. Upon hearing me say, “oh . . . lotion,” he answered, “OCEAN???, ok, mo ocean!!!” and ran into my sisters room to bring some for me. After asking for help to put more lotion on his hands (for the tenth time my sister stated), he went off as happy as one can be about all the buttery ocean he held in his hands!

Oh, Josiah, you never cease to amaze me with your sweet ways to cheer me up, to brighten any cloudy day, and to add colorful memories to everyone around you. One day you’ll grow up and will be more sparse with your hugs, but for now thank you for being my little ocean of hopes and dreams, sweet smiles and bright notes! I love you!


Gift without a price tag

He curled into a ball and quickly fell asleep. I kept checking the camera monitor until he disappeared from the camera. Opening the door quietly I was greeted with shiny blue eyes starring at me from the crib, one hand leaning on the polka dot sheet and the other holding up a toy to his mouth, and all just out of the reach of the camera so I couldn’t see. Oh the little Jeremy! We spent the rest of the afternoon playing and reading and yes, taking pictures together. With Christmas just around the corner and gift giving in full swing, I was reminded again that one of the most precious gift one can offer is their time! It’s much easier to order a gift online and hey even have it wrapped for you, but this one you can’t put a price tag on!


Jeremy’s daily read . . .


And one of us together, having a very good time!