Sunday, June 17, 2012


I would like to say thank you-

To my grandpa- for raising an amazing son that became my dad
To my father-in-law- for raising the man that makes me the luckiest and happiest girl ever.
To my dad- who has always been so wonderful and loving and taught me how to find a guy who loves and respects me
To my wonderful husband- for loving me so fully and helping me to become the best mom I can be for our children.
 I love you all and am so grateful for everything you have done. Happy Father's Day!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

It's Good to be 1

I have loved every stage of Johnny's life, but this is definitely my favorite. He has so much personality and is so much fun! He has so many facial expressions and just keeps us laughing all day long. Johnny also loves to talk. He will hold conversations with you, complete with hand gestures. It's adorable. 

I also call this Johnny's magical age. Johnny was a really bad napper for the second half of his first year of life. It caused a lot of stress and frustration on my part. He would normally only take little cat naps throughout the day and it was rough. Then he turned 1. I weened him off nursing and it was like we flipped a switch. Now, he takes a bottle and then puts himself to sleep for naps and at night. It's absolutely amazing and we're both happier because of it!

Johnny LOVES the water. We will go swimming for several hours (where he tries to swim by himself the whole time and hates that he has to be held) and then he still gets super excited to get in the bathtub as soon as we get home. I plan on him being in the Olympics one day. 
He's one cool dude!
Our best attempt at a cousin picture.
I love this picture. It shows each of their personalities so well.
Johnny is becoming such a little toddler. He is officially a walker. He's a little short for his age so sometimes it looks kind of funny that someone so short can walk around. But it's nice that he's more mobile so that he can keep up with his cousins better. He certainly enjoys it!
Mini Marcus
He is such a sweetheart. While he no longer lets me rock him to sleep, he is super cuddly when he first wakes up or when he's getting tired and I LOVE it. He also gives the best open mouthed, slobbery kisses. And he is just so sweet and happy. I can't remember what life was like before this little guy and I don't want to.

Taking a water break while watching Baby Einsteins