Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Big ONE

Dear Harrison Thames,

"For some moments in life, there are no words" Willy Wonka

"Don't forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he wanted...he lived happily every after."  Willy Wonka

Happy First Birthday Harrison Thames.

I love you more than I can ever explain or put into words.  This has been the best year of my life.  You are one!  I brought you into this world a tiny life and at each milestone we cross together my only prayer is knowing I have raised you to become an amazing human being.  So far I will say this is spot are one wonderful boy.  The door has closed on this chapter but there are soooo many waiting to be opened.  



Friday, August 2, 2013

50 Weeks

We are at the beach...

Much more next week...

I love you,

Friday, July 26, 2013

49 Weeks

Dear Harrison,

We got our rain free day on the lake my love!!! You got to ride in two different boats and you rode your first jet ski...days like this make me sooooo happy!  There maybe mishaps and delays in this process of becoming boat owners and lake goers but it is all outweighed with the good times we have been having.  And these weekends are not over...we are going to suck the marrow out of summer!!!

On Sunday we got to hang out with the H3!!  I have been anticipting their arrival for weeks months.  They have a special piece of my heart and their little one is a crazy toddler and exactly as he should be.  Well besides the fact that we do not see him enough.  If the stars align maybe one day that will change. 

I think Kenneth was pretty happy to see you and your belly button.

Soon we will make a trip to see them in London.  Oh what fun you two will have together - riding the tube, watching ducks on the canal (preferrably not throwing toys into the canal), exploring Borough Market, tasting your first Cinnamon Tree Bakery Brownie, seeing The London Eye, Big Ben, and Parliment at night and oh so much more.  I am ready to book the trip can play in the rocks and share cheddar bunnies there too. 

All week we've been preparing for our big beach trip.  In turn the garden has decided to go crazy...good thing is you got the eat your first ear of grilled corn and I canned tomatoes for the first time.  Slowly our canning is coming together.  Next is pepper jelly (hint hint Aunt Cole)

Until next week my little let's go to Florida and be beach bums. xoxo

I love you,

Thursday, July 11, 2013

48 Weeks

My dear Harrison,


There are weeks were I feel compelled to write a lot and share every detail of our week, but most weeks I want to keep those memories to myself.  Keep them stored away so they are all mine.  I have no doubt that you will never feel less loved and appreciated if I write you a book or write a few happenings.  Honestly I doubt my ability to create something for a sibling if your Dad and I have another baby.  This was started as a photography blog documenting your growth and for me it is still those first moments and little milestones that happen as you grow…it will not go on for much longer as I want to have another outlet to share our memories together. One that's for just us.


There are many things I could write for this past week of your life.  Your Grand and I have been working so hard preparing for your Uncle Matthew’s rehearsal dinner.  You have made Goodwill runs and been right beside us cleaning every corner.  You’ve played outside as we have painted her deck and cleaned the pool.  You have been patient and I could not ask for a better baby than you. And we could not have asked for a better rehearsal dinner night!! Everything was perfect...


You proved yourself as a great baby again on the Wedding Day.  You got ready with the girls and were with us all day.  All three of us played a special part in Matthew and Jenny’s day.  Your Dad and I sang a song during the ceremony as your Uncle’s one request besides you acting as ring bearer.  I am so proud of how well you rode down the aisle in Matthew’s old wagon.  It was an exciting night as you will most likely never be a ring bearer again.  It was perfect and you were a big hit at the wedding.  You danced in my arms until you fell asleep.  You were up WAY past your bedtime but it was worth it.


We’ve had some clean up days and took some time to relax following the wedding.  We are going to continue that this weekend on the lake and by the pool with friends as we have one of our fave families in town for a few weeks and we cannot wait to spend time with them.  Our weekends are filling up little man and it is wonderful.  It is great to have amazing friends (who also have babies) it makes the journey that much sweeter.

You bless my life beyond measure.

I love you,


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

11 Months

My little 11 month old! How is this possible? We've just been having so much fun it makes time pass too quickly my love.

This last month you've gotten 4 more teeth and have stood unassisted a few times.

Books are still your favorite. Early weekend mornings we will read and enjoy the quiet before the day gets started.

You have been one busy baby and it's not even close to over...your next month before your birthday is going to be filled with more fun. I hope you are ready for it all!!

I love you,

Friday, July 5, 2013

46 Weeks

Dear Harrison,

We've had another eventful week!!  We started off last weekend with a night at the zoo.  The zoo shows "Zoovies" a few nights of the summer for members.  We played with friends and rode the carousal before the movie started and we left just as it got dark enough for the movie to start.  You were asleep by the time we were to the interstate.  It will be fun when you can stay and watch but it was fun to be out with friends.

Then on Saturday we played a bit in the pool and went to a birthday party for our friend Erik.  It was at a local place that serves up tasty burgers and homemade custard.  The best part is it is by a train track.  I am pretty sure I witnessed my favorite "Harrison moment" that night.  You were in awe of the train. 

Afterwards you got to visit the cows for a little hello.

We were off bright and early on Sunday to head to the was a LONG and frustrating day.  We were on the side of the interstate for hours but we finally made it on the water to enjoy some sunshine and friends.

This week we also enjoyed watching our grass being mowed, made some blueberry jelly, and climbed stairs.   

Yesterday was the Fourth of July...America's birthday!  It was a rainy day so no pool party as per our normal celebrations but we ended up with our favorite family by the time the day was done.  I'm pretty sure they have adopted us.  You got to play with 2 littles who were born last August like you.  Cadence - Aug 2, you Aug 10 and Hudson Aug 29.  It is wild to see the differences in your development and size.  Cadence, the oldest, is rocking her walking skills.  Hudson is now scooting around and pulling up on furniture.  Soon you all will be everywhere!!! 

Now the countdown to your Uncle Matthew's wedding is on...this week will be another busy one my love. 

I love you,