Monday, April 21, 2014

He is Risen!

Since Sawyer missed sitting on Santa's lap at Christmas, I was jumping at the opportunity to take him to see the Easter Bunny.

Mimi and I decked him out in his bunny outfit, complete with bunny ears, and headed to Mall of Georgia.  We joined the million two other children in line and waited our turn.  Sawyer was not sure what to think of the Easter Bunny, but he snuggled right in this year.  I'm not sure we'll be so lucky next year.
On Saturday night, I dressed Sawyer in his super-cute Easter leggings, and we ventured to Mimi and P-Paw's house for Sawyer's first Easter basket.  Daddy is not very fond of his leggings, but I know that I can only get away with them for the next year or two, so I'm taking advantage of it.

Mimi and P-Paw spoiled our little man with a super-cute Easter bucket filled with goodies - a bathing suit, sunglasses, a hat, formula, gas drops, a book, and (much to my sadness) 8 - 10 oz bottles.  I'm still in disbelief that he's ready to give up his 4 oz bottles.

Since I have an addiction to Zulily right now, Sawyer had yet another outfit for Easter morning.  We headed to the annual Easter lunch at Gigi and PawPaw's.  This is an extra special lunch because it involves ALL the Clowers and Mimi and P-Paw are invited, too. 
Sawyer with his great-grandmother
Sawyer was very overwhelmed by everyone who came to see him.  His sensitive little soul just couldn't handle all the attention, so he spent most of the day sleeping. However, he did wake up for some cousin time with Ladybug.  She loves him so much, and I love to see them together.

Then, Sawyer Daddy and I partcipated in the egg hunt.  Sawyer scored a few dollars and some yummy candy for me!

Before we left, Gigi and PawPaw gave Sawyer ANOTHER Easter basket full of goodies - bathing suits, bubbles, books, and a teething ring. 

Our little man was tuckered out by the end of the day, but he loved celebrating our Risen Savior!

John 11:25 - 26
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Two Months

Dear Sawyer,

I want to memorize every little detail of life right now.  You are such a sweet little thing, and I don't want to forget what any part of this feels like....even the sleepless nights.

I want to etch in my mind the way you curl your baby fingers around your bottle in an attempt to get your food faster.  I smile thinking of how you poke out your bottom lip right before you're about to cry.  I love the way you kick your tiny feet in the bath water at night.  I wish I knew what you were thinking when you take your saucer-round eyes and look back and forth; soaking up all the world around you.

Everything is new to you right now.  You're so interested in every sight and sound. You love for me to walk around with you.  You're still fighting sleep because you're afraid you're going to miss something.
Recently, you've started "talking", and your daddy and I could be entertained for hours listening to you.  It's the best sound in the world to me right now.  Well, that, and the sound of your heavy breathing when you're deep asleep.
I'm back at work now, and you're still waking up every three hours to eat.  I'm tired, but I also know that you won't be waking up like this forever.  It seems like only yesterday that I was worried we were going to sleep on the couch for the rest of your life, but you transitioned to your room, and life keeps going.

You're still trying to find your thumb.  I don't think you're going to be much of a "pappy" person. You spit it out with disgust just about every time I offer it to you.  I think you will be much happier when you finally do find that thumb for good.
You enjoy "dancing" with your daddy in the afternoons.  You think it's funny when Maci jumps on people. Your best friends are the monkeys hanging from your bouncy seat.  You will smile and laugh at them for a good while.

I just can't believe you're mine. All 10 pounds 11 ounces of you. God has blessed me greatly.