Friday, December 7, 2007

happy half-birthday, little one

Yesterday the Little Mister hit a milestone: he turned six months old! I know every mother in the history of the world has said this at one point or another, but I truly cannot believe how fast time has gone by. We hoped and prayed for a baby for years, then spent 8+ months of a difficult pregnancy worrying about the little one growing inside me....and now he's laughing and chattering at everything he sees, rolling over and over to get where he wants to go, almost (almost!) sitting up on his own, and eating solid foods. He's trying to sign (I'm teaching him mommy, daddy, bath, and eat, for now); I don't think it will be long before he accomplishes that too. Every time he smiles at me my heart melts. I truly am blessed beyond measure.

To celebrate we were in for a treat: the Harlem Globetrotters came to our base! I'd never seen them before, but I love basketball, and I'd been wishing for the opportunity to see them for a very long time. So my neighbor and I took the kids for an evening of fun. The Little Mister had a great time. He smiled and laughed and looked around with wide eyes...and he even tried to clap with the crowd! Precious.

I can't remember when I last laughed so hard and so long. Those guys are hysterical!! They are also incredibly talented. Even the little tiny point guard (5'8"...only four inches taller than me!) could dunk...and make it look effortless.

After the game there was an autograph session. I didn't bring anything special for autographs, didn't even think of it, and we didn't get a program when we came in (they were out!). So...I asked the players to autograph the baby! Okay, they didn't really sign the baby, but they signed his sleeper. Every one I talked to laughed and talked to the Little Mister. Some even posed for photos. By the time we left, there wasn't much blank space left on the sleeper's sleeves. What a neat keepsake he'll have! (Too bad it was one of my favorite sleepers, and now he can't wear it anymore...*sigh*...oh well.)

And now some fun pictures...





16 comments:

  1. Happy half birthday little man!

    Love the pictures...especially the one where one of the players is trying to hold him (?). His look up at mommy is priceless.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Heidi

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  2. What a precious memory for you with your little man. Babies are such miracles. So completely amazing to me. I've had three, and I still can't believe what a miracle it is to have a child. Such an incredible blessing.
    Happy Half Birthday!

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  3. How fun! What a good idea having them sign the sleeper!

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  4. Happy Half Birthday, Lil Mister!
    What a cool story! Great pics too!

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  5. how fun. and now you have a great reason to keep that sleeper! :)

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  6. The signed sleeper was a great idea, I dont think that would have crossed my mind. We didnt stay for the autograph session when they were here as both boys were beat.

    It looks like you had a full house too. I was shocked by how many people they could fit in one space. Then again I havent gone to a show like this in a while.

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  7. That does look like fun. I just love his expression in those pictures. Happy 6 months!

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  8. Oh, well, he'll outgrow that sleeper before you know it, anyway. What a cool thing to have!

    Happy half-bday, LM!

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  9. I love the signed outfit!@ Definitely get that one framed. What a day!
    Susiej

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  10. Yes--I love how he's looking at you, wondering when you're going to rescue him from that man!

    What great pictures to have--what great memories!

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  11. OK, HOW ADORABLE is that? A signed baby. Love it. Happy half birthday little guy!

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  12. How clever of you to have them sign his sleeper!!

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  13. Happy Birthday, Little Mister! (What a cutie, and I can feel ovulation coming already. :)

    catherine

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  14. That is so very awesome!!! Cute idea for the sleeper-signing! Something he will always have and not a piece of paper that might get misplaced! What a doll he is! Congrats also on your hubby coming home! Enjoy your time together!

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