Griffin + Scout Turn One!

On August 11th, our sweet babies turned one.  Wha?!?

How is that even possible?

This past year has flown by.  It has been a year of excitement, exhaustion, and pure pure joy.  I can’t begin to describe how these two tiny little babies have turned our world completely upside down, in the greatest way possible.

Keith and I spent their birthday replaying the big day and the nine months leading up to it.  It seemed like just yesterday I was eating a watermelon a day because of these two monsters.  I spent the first trimester scared to death, wondering what the future would hold. The second trimester, planning as much as I could for the following year.  I spent so much time creating a small living space in our home (and my heart) for these two babes I had only seen on an ultrasound screen.  Who knew that they would inhabit far more of our house (and our hearts) than we could have ever imagined?

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We’ve spent the past 52 weeks celebrating Griffin and Scout.  Every single day has been complete bliss.

This isn’t to say that we haven’t had hard days, because we definitely have.  BUT, I can count those “hard days” on one hand, and I consider myself unbelievably lucky for that.

So,

Scout, it is with your sweet gummy smile, and your perfected fake laugh that you have completely melted my heart.  You smile at all the right times, you reach up with your tiny chubby arms to be picked up, and you say mama in the sweetest possible voice.  You love your brother and both Stella, and Bruiser, which makes my heart feel so unbelievably full.  Your big blue eyes (and perfect eyelashes) light up when Dad comes in the room.  You’re smart, and beautiful, and you make me so happy and proud to be your Mama.  Thank you, pouty. I love you so much.

Griffin, you’re my best friend.  You’re happy-go-lucky.  You wait for eye contact before smiling at complete strangers in the grocery line, at the library, the doctor’s office, and playground.   You’ve grown so much from that tiny little 4 lb 10 oz baby that we brought home from the hospital.  Your big boy smile and giggle make me want to have a million babies just like you.  And the way you tickle my face and neck when I’m holding you is enough for me to want you to stay just this age forever.

I have these two beautiful human beings that we created to thank for the mush that I am today.  I love this life and I love these babies more than I ever ever thought I could.

 

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Happy, happy birthday, my little loves.