Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Breaking News!

It's official, last Friday Liam started to crawl! I can't believe it. We were just sitting the living room watching him, as per the usual, and he started crawling.  He looks a little bit like Bambi starting to walk right now, but he is progressing quickly.  So that's it. I can no longer put him down and know that he will be there when I get back. We are on the move and life is kicking into high gear fast. I don't feel ready for it, but I guess I don't have a choice! In went the gate at the top of the stairs, all the outlet covers, everything. As I am sitting here typing he has crawled over to me and started pulling my computer chord, eating my computer case. Nothing is safe from here on out! Here is a little video of his progression over the last few days.

And for those of you who haven't seen him in a while I put together another little video of some takes we have gotten of him in the last month. We had really slowed down on video for awhile, but here is what we have!

And here are a front and back shot of our not so little baby. He is wearing his Huehue soccer team uniform in the first one (Daddy's favorite), and not much in the second one.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Daddy's Little Girl

I think from the moment I was born I have been Daddy's little girl. I don't know exactly why, but I have some ideas. I know not all girls have this privilege and that there are many who don't want it, but it is something that I have always treasured. I will always be my Daddy's little girl, no matter how old I get. And I know he will see me that way no matter what I do. It is a special gift, the relationship between my dad and I, and I will be forever grateful that it was given to me.

Dad, thank you. Thank you for loving me so fiercely. Thank you for protecting me so completely. Thank you for believing in me beyond reason. Thank you for supporting me unconditionally. You have been a solid foundation for me to grow on. You have challenged me to always reach for more than I think I can. Thank you for always putting family first, no matter what, and teaching me to do the same. Thank you for all of the humor you have poured into my life. Thank you for being a man who is loyal, serving, and generous to those he loves. Thank you that you are a safe place for me, that I know I can count on you no matter the circumstance. Thank you for giving me the best of everything you have even when you have to sacrifice much to do it. Thank you for working so hard, with such integrity, for so many years, so that I could be comfortable, even when I was ungrateful.

Thank you, Dad, for sitting through every one of my sporting events, no matter how boring, no matter the weather, no matter where or when it was. And for cheering me on and encouraging me whatever my performance. Thank you for indulging my dreams and picking me up when they let me down. Thank you for pushing me and disciplining me. Thank you for always making time to play with me. Thank you for loving my Mom so well. Thank you for loving my husband, and now my son, with the same intensity that you love me. 

I could go on and on about you Dad (don't pretend like you don't want me to!). But, I don't think that words can do justice to the connection that we share. It is different, special, remarkable. I need you, Dad. I always have and I always will. I am your clone in so many ways that I need you to help me understand me. I love you with all of my heart and then some. 

Happy Father's Day from your one and only little girl,

This may seem like a funny picture to choose, but I love it! It makes me think of all the fun that I had with my dad growing up and I know that Liam will have similar stories with his grandpa.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Beautiful June

June has been beautiful this year.  We usually se a lot of rain in June, but this year has been sunny and warm. It is so nice to see all of the flower in full bloom with the sun out. We have kept busy and so has Liam. He changes every minute! It seems like it is going so fast.

Liam started sleeping on his knees some of the time. It looks so uncomfortable to me, but he seems to love it because I find him like that about every other night. Daddy used to sleep like this too!

Nina went out today and bought flowers for the barn. We are trying to make it look a little more welcoming and cheerful, which is hard to do with a metal pole building.

Liam loves to be outside. And we have a lot of outside to play in at our house. He loves to go for walks in the field and is totally happy sitting in a patch of flowers and weeds. But he is hard to photograph because he is always scrunching up his face and breathing like a charging bull through his nose!

Liam is definitely going to enjoy water sports. We have a little pool that we set up on the deck and he loves to be in it. We have also hit a few pool parties. Some of the babies are not so sure about the water, but Liam just leans over, sticks his face in it and laps it like a dog!

Liam started clapping in the airport in Spokane and now claps all of the time. The only time he isn't clapping is when we tell him to clap!

Monday, June 1, 2009


We need you to come home! Poor Mommy. If you don't come home soon, I don't know if there will be much Mommy left. We are flying home today and I didn't take much of a nap this morning, so I'm already grumpy. She has to hold me the whole time for two flights and she tells me that it's like wrestling with a bear! I am pinching her neck skin and some hair as hard as I can. I'll probably keep myself entertained on the flight doing that.
Grandma and Grandpa's has been really fun. They love to be around me and think I'm the best thing that has ever been on earth. I guess they're right, aren't they?
Grandpa has been walking me around. I am getting really good at it. But I get so excited sometimes that I lose focus! Mommy tells them not to do it so much. She says she's not ready for me to be running around. She tinks I'm going to be a bit of a hand full...

What do you think?
We miss you!