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February 25, 2011

Through the Eyes of a Baby???

Now I know the title seems a bit off, but if you stop and think about life through the eyes of a child.  The world holds the greatest wonders ever imagined.

From the tiniest flower to the biggest, fluffiest cloud you could just almost touch.  The snow glistens a little brighter the first time it's ever seen.  And the smell of dirt when it's wet for the first time it starts to rain.  And the great tinkle tinkle sound it makes when it's falling.

There is nothing that doesn't hold you in awe when you look at life through new eyes.  There is so much magic in the air!

From the time Mom and Dad find they are having a baby to the joyous day they see their bundle of joy for the first time.  That moment is FULL of joyous awe and you have to stand in awe at the miracle of the most perfect little person you've ever seen.  Ten perfect fingers and ten perfect toes.  The twinkle in their eyes to their little button nose.

Of course the miracles don't stop there.  They transform the most adult of adults to mere children again. And the toughest of them all turns to mush in the presence of a baby.  We stand in awe as they take their first step, say their first word or that very taste of something new.  The wrinkle in the nose when they aren't quite sure that is how it's suppose to taste.  But with assurance they learn to love the very things that become their favorite things.  With much patience we wait and watch these little wonders find their way.

This last year, another bundle of joy was added to my family.  My grandson, Blake, was brought into the world and he is just the most awesome bundle of joy in the world.

Though he is far away I get regular updates and pictures of his progress.  And the oh so wonderful videos of all the milestones he's accomplishing so far.  He's successfully got 2 front teeth now and has mastered crawling.  It won't be long he'll be holding Daddy's hand and walking along side him.

Though Dad is tall and they will be long strides, it will be the cutest thing to see and one I can hardly wait to see it.

I made a diaper cake for Mark and Angies baby shower last year to celebrate the momentous occassion.
Here's a picture of the diaper cake.

Isn't that just the cutest?!!
If you would like the directions for this diaper cake, please email me.

Soon this little bundle of joy will be a year old.  My how time flies when your having fun.  Here's the latest picture of him doing what he does best........... stealing your heart with a smile !

That's my little guy right there.  And through Gramma's eyes.... well he's just about the most perfect thing I've ever seen. (to the exception of my boys of course!) 

This little snuggle bunny, loves to snuggle and smile and talk up a storm (you can't understand too many words yet, but he thinks Gramma understands them all!)

I'll leave you to the moment as you look at the twinkle in his eyes. And allow you to ponder a few quotes of the day...

Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.
~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

What do you think?  Isn't he a keeper!  I sure think so. :)