Sunday, August 23, 2009

What I Like About You


I heart Amanda Bynes.



Call me insane, but I think she's got great got comedic timing... and while her movies may not be shows that come with much depth, I never feel worse for watching them. And I think (What I Like About You), that was the name of her TV show...with Kelly from the Old School 90210;but that's not what this is about.

Mr. Holden, What I like about you at 6 months is an entirely different story (figured I ought to get this down since you turn 7 months in about a week.) We just returned home from an INTENSE trip to Bear lake. I say intense because anytime we do anything with your cousins (the Smith's) life takes on an even more grueling pace.

Prior to hanging out with your Aunt Sassa, I felt I had some semblance of being fairly accomplished and busy until you put me up against Cassandra (older sister for those of you just joining our blog-fam)... her pace is like the P-Diddy of Moms. She's driven, fit and she's ALWAYS busy. . .And always finding some way to work-out. Eeek!)

So Mr. Holden, my point is, I can't keep up with her at 31, as a 6 month old -- I think you did splendidly. 4 -6 hours a day on the boat (no beach time for heaven's sake... we're burnin' daylight!) You loved putting your feet in the water, and even though infant life vests seemed to be specifically designed to make you feel uncomfortable, you did fine.

I am grateful Auntie Cassandra suggested bringing your car seat onboard though -- turned out to be the only way you'd sleep (and sleep you did!) I'm still fascinated you could sleep aboard with the soundtrack to HSM3 blaring and the jolt and start-stop of a jimmy-jammer. (PS. Your cousin Tatum can ride that thing for like 45 minutes. Is that normal for 6 years old?!?!?)

So back to the original point at hand: What I Like About You Mr. Holden?

I really think my favorite thing is...
Besides that you smile when I sing the first three letters of the Alphabet song?
Or that you are a rolling fool?
Or that You Mona Lisa Smile when I sing the Lullaby Song to you for sleep time?

Or that You don't seem to like organic carrots but seem to enjoy lemons and tart plums?
Or that you are starting to push up to all fours in a wanna-be down dog?
Or that you can giggle-squeal-laugh pretty much on demand now?


Or that random strangers at restaurants make comments about your good-natured disposition?
Or that while few-and-far between, you are finding a voice to cry when something really isn't right?
Or that you have a love of cell phones and all things 'electronic device?'
Or that you love paper (especially at the doctor's office) and plastic (such that everyday I say to you smiling in
motherease 'Paper is not a toy, remember?')
Or that you love to rock it in high chairs when we go out to eat? (I wipe EVERYTHING down of course.)

Or that you're sitting up on your own -- with or without a Boppy?
Or that honeydo pureed and frozen served to you in a clean sock is one of your favorite treats?

I'm sad that you don't snuggle as much to eat anymore... but I understand, there's a whole world to see and the bottom of my chin is probably getting old after 1/2 a year.

I can't believe you're over 18 lbs. Everyone told me you'd grow fast, and it's already happening -- that brings a little wet in my eyes.

What I like about you, Mr. Holden, is that everyday you teach me something new about patience, about the incredible capacity of the heart to expand beyond comprehension and I am so blessed as to be called your mother...



PS. Also, no offense, but I don't really 'heart' the new solid food diapers...

8 comments:

Meesh said...

Yuck! The poops get SOOOO much worse. Jonathan is getting stinky too. But he is so sweet. Love that we have little boys together. Aren't they just wonderful. You write so eloquently, I love to pop on and see what you are thinking. Glad we have reconnected!

Cicely said...

I can't wait to see this kid! I also am excited to hang out with you. ps. I can't make any promises, but there may or may not be a place for us to reunite Oblio.

Staci said...

This was so sweet! I wanna see pics of him in his life vest...i bet he looked so cute. Seems like he is doing perfect and so are you mommy ;)

Lisanne said...

He is so cute! Hey, how did painting your cabinets turn out? Post some pics!
lisanne

WIKKY said...

Love his baby blues! Those eyes reel you in! He is adorable and I love that you document all of this. You know whY??? Because then you can come back and look it up when you have forgotten with #2, it happens oh so fast, our memory is fading with each child! Ahhhhhh.....
Glad you had a great time in Bear Lake.

Erin said...

Holden is at one of my very favorite ages right now... peak cuteness, eh? :) I love reading these sweet lists- they make me feel close to him even though I have yet to even see the little guy. (we need to change that soon btw... maybe I'll head to SLC one of these days just to visit!) We should catch up again in person too- call me! We can talk co-sleeping! :)

Alicia said...

I love the update. He's soooo awesome!!! I'm with you on the diaper smells. I almost wish that Zach was like Brady and wouldn't eat solids until he was 9 months old. So much easier :).

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