May 17, 2014

A boy that loves nature

There's something so satisfying about watching Emerson play outside. To see his wheels turning and the lights sparking through his eyes. He's so fascinated by textures running between his fingers and of course across his tongue and teeth for more accurate measurement, I'm sure. His favorites are running water, any assortment of brush with bristles and pine cones. 

There's nothing that keeps him more at ease with his babyhood than adventures in the outside world. He rarely gets restless on walks and could crawl in the grass, through dirt and under bushes and trees for hours, if only naps weren't a necessity for his little body. 

I hope he'll always have a passion for the outdoors, it's such an important aspect of being a child, of being a human. Something one should never be drawn away from for too long. 

We leave on Monday for Germany and I fear the worst for our hours in confinement on the airplane. The lack of space, the lack of freedom Emerson will experience. It's such a trying thing for a little boy to sit still. Even an hour at church is unruly for such a creature of his temperament. Maybe it's due to our frequent use of all the nature-made essential oils, nature's just in his blood. ;) 

Yet my joy will be full when he will be unleashed and get to experience the beauty that is embodied in the country of Germany. A plane ride will be worth it I keep reminding myself, it'll be over in the blink of an eye. Oh how I can't wait. 

May 6, 2014

Bug-a-boo is getting big.

E is growing up! And this time it's ok. It's amazing how in the first few weeks and months of E's life, his growth was a reason to mourn. It felt like once we saw any noticeable tinge of growth I'd shed a tear feeling like his youth had passed and he was now a grown man of 6 days old. Well quickly those days of newborn-ness have passed and yet the excitement that's come with his ever changing body has grown with each new milestone and stage.

-He's getting over his separation anxiety/month of grumpy crying all-the-time, doesn't-want-to-be-held-but-doesn't-want-to-be-put-down-either stage is clearing and there is hope for a bright very energetic wiggle-worm future.

- He's now got 5 teeth, 2 on the bottom 3 on top with one more breaking through on the top.

- He loves walking while you hold his hands but is a scaredy-cat and chicken's out when you try to let go of even one hand.

-He goes back and forth between loving different foods or just being bored with foods in general. He'd rather play with anything we give him.

- He's ALL about the outdoors and all about getting dirty. I just let him go for it! He's a boy ain't he?