Friday, May 8, 2009

One Month Old

My baby is officially one month old today. Boo! Hoo!- It just goes way too fast. I am loving each day and wishing he could stay a newborn for a little bit longer.  Can't I just freeze them all for a little while?

 Happy One Month Birthday little bear. We adore you.

On this occasion, I thought I would share something with you that I do for my kids. I am a terrible scrapbooker (is that a word?), really awful. Luke has half of a book and  Jack and Ty's are empty. Sad, really. But, there is some redemption here. 

As you know I like to write, so when Luke was born I came up with this idea to make a book called "Letters to Luke." I wrote a letter to him every month of his first year of life. When he turned one, then I started writing a letter to him on or around each birthday. I continued this with Jack and Ty. I will write my first one to Vance today. Here are what the books look like.

The letters contain my thoughts and feelings about them, milestones, what we have done together that year as a family. It is a great way to keep a record. Some day I will wrap them up and give them as a gift to the boys. Graduation day, wedding day (I'm not sure this is the right time), their first child maybe- I don't know when- but someday. 

And now I will leave you with this photo of my oldest and youngest. There is some mighty love in this home.


Anonymous said...

aww he's just precious! What an adorable little guy!!! I also have journals to my kids, but I have to admit I have let them go by the wayside. I should update more than once a year!!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Love that idea! They are so going to appreciate that someday. What a good mama you are. Hope you have a blessed Mother's day.

Lena said...

I am a bad scrapbooker as well, so the letter idea sounds great. My little one just turned 4 months on Wednesday! It is amazing how much we love our little ones. It is how God loves us, even more than we humans can.

Mrs. Chief said...

Beautiful....words are strong and will stick with them like glue. What a wonderful idea...I love it~!

Liz said...

TOTAL people-bumps (like goosebumps - but I am not a goose)!!! You do what you can for your children and hopefully we will all learn to stop judging ourselves and comparing our talents with others. To know their mother's thoughts...that is priceless!