Tuesday, May 25, 2010

a celebration of life

We traveled to horseshoe bay to celebrate our dear sweet friend Billye Fietz's 'One year cancer free' party. Billye is jason's best friend Mike's mother. We love her so much and she went through so much but as you can see she is as beautiful as ever and strong! we were very honored to be a part of her celebration and witness to her great optimism and strength. As always, we love spending time with sweet Mike and Heidi. They all spoiled little mister and he had a ball. It was his first road trip and he did wonderfully!

He also had his first swimming experience. He loved the water and even was so at ease he fell asleep in his float. Must remind him of being in his mama's tummy. We loved watching him experience it for the first time.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

my first mother's day

My first Mother's Day was such an emotional one. It is so true that you never really understand the sacrifices and love of a mother until you become one. I realized over the course of 3 days leading into that Sunday that being a mommy is far more than just having a child. It is heart-wrenching in it's finest. It is the most painfully rewarding experience one can have. Yes, having a child IS having your heart walk outside your body because "they" are your world. Every decision I make revolves in how this will effect Bo...He of course is oblivious to all of this, just giving genuine smiles, laughs and unconditional love. Funny how he just makes the world better with every little smile he gives.

Bo can now say "mama" and l love it! He still is not associating words with what they mean but he knows that when he says Mama I cheer and praise him. He is also moving around really well. He is ready to just take off. He laughs all the time and it is very clear that he is a happy little boy. It is such a blessing to be his mommy.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I was running out the door last week to attend a "Breakfast with St. NICUlas" meeting...which you will hear more about another day, and Bo was on the floor playing with the green ball. He loves rolling the ball back and forth at his Little Gym so I bought him this ball and he loves to play "catch" with us at home. As I was picking up his toys to leave, I tickled his tummy with the ball and got such a funny reaction. Jason heard Bo from across the house and came in to see what was going on.

You can see from the video that he such a very happy baby and we are such blessed parents. that giggle is the best sound... :)