Now a mother always thinks her kids are adorable, cute, beautiful beyond belief. We also always expect that we are biased, of course. But recently, while on vacation I was reminded several times by a kind, approachable celebrity that Jake is “one of the most beautiful children on the face of humanity.” This obviously hyper-intelligent man stopped me several times, once even telling the person he was speaking to on his cell phone to wait while he made comments to me about Jake’s good looks. I think my favorite moment was when he first noticed Jake. He stopped, looked at Jake while he was crying and said, “Buddy, if I looked as good as you I’d never be unhappy a single day of my life.” Jake, completely unimpressed, looked up at him and said, “Waaaaaaaaah!”
So, in honor of his birthday (Jake is 2 on the 8th of December) I’m going through the archives to find my favorite photos of our sweet baby boy. I’m so grateful to Jake’s newest fan for the inspiration to take on this project. Between Tyler and I we took 52,434 photos of our family in the past 2 years. Pouring over these photos and reliving so many sweet moments has been one of the most wonderful ways to ease my mommy blues as I watch my babies grow up so quickly. I’m looking forward to marking Ben’s fifth birthday in January the same way.