When I was going through my pictures I discovered I had a lot of pictures of Matt when he was sleeping. He was a very light sleeper, so it was fairly rare that we could catch a picture of him sleeping and even more rare than I could actually touch him when he was sleeping. So the pictures where he is sleeping in my arms is probably the only times we could ever get him to do that. It’s funny because he sleeps like the dead now and I usually have to pound on his door to wake him up in the mornings.
I just love the puzzle pieces. I think they were one of the neatest things I was able to find at the Expo. The large letters have both a positive and negative image that you can use. The big ones wouldn’t fit across the page, so I had to use the small punched out ones. The small ones have rub-on letters and are double sided so you can mix and match the colors and patterns – very fun!
I love the picture of the cat in the bassinet. That’s our Tigger who was my pet before we got married. I loved him to death, but I nearly freaked when I saw him in the baby’s bed. It was about a week before the birth and we had lovingly washed all the bedding and gotten everything all ready for the baby-to-be and then we walk in and there is Tigger sleeping so peacefully in the baby bassinet with a big smile on his little kitty face. You could tell that he was thinking that his people were so kind to set him up such a soft and comfortable little bed. Naturally, we shooed him out of there and re-washed everything and then we had to be careful to keep the bedroom door closed so he never got in there again.
These pictures were from a very special trip. When Matt was born, we lived in So. California and my Mom and Dad lived in Utah. My Mom tipped me off that my favorite Aunt and Uncle were coming for a visit from their home in Northern CA. So, we cooked up a plan for a surprise visit for them to see the baby. We flew in and my Dad pretended that he was going to the grocery store, but really he was picking us up from the airport. When I came through the door with the baby in my arms, my uncle was in the living room. At first, it didn’t register that I wasn’t supposed to be there, but then he was so surprised and both of them were absolutely delighted to see Matt.
It was also a nice opportunity to visit with my sister and my nieces who both enjoyed holding the baby. Even at 12 and 14, they were both crazy about kids. It’s funny to think that between them they have 5 kids of their own now!
I think this one is my favorite spread. I just love cute little baby butts! I tried to show these to Matt’s girlfriend Niki, but he got all embarassed and closed the album so she couldn’t see them. I guess that’s the whole point of pictures like this – to show them to his friends and watch him get all red and embarassed – evil mother!!!