and now that name we picked, is a person.
|Didn't take long.|
UH, so my friend Amanda, who WATCHED MY KIDS when I first left for the hospital, ended up joining us the next day! Crazy!
Cuz, apparently Tanner and Ben have to do EVERYTHING together.
Scarlett and Levi are good little "almost birthday" buddies.
These are there tubby baby photos, that were such a hit on facebook.
..still sweet when he's sleeping (when he does sleep:)
|I've just realized I've posted this picture a bunch, I just love it.|
|His little friend , about the same age. We left them with my friends babysitter and she took had to take picture of the Levi, cuz she couldn't believe how big he was!)|
He does this thing with his eyebrows, right before he breaks into a big grin, that just makes everyone, the grocery clerk, the person behind us at church, all the relatives, think, "Oh yeah, i'm his definite favorite!" He had a bit of a fan club at church. We didn't dare leave til they got to squish "chubby-chunga"'s cheeks.
When he came with me and mom to DC this summer, he literally had tourists taking pictures of him (the White house was no competition for the adorably fat baby!) He even made airport security crack a smile!
That was such a fun trip.
Having just Levi.
Getting to know his cute personality.
Finding out what a charmer he is.
Ya know the little stories about eagles raised with chickens...or is it monkeys with dogs..anyways, how they end up believing they are the other animal and act like they are.
Well Levi has always thought he was a big boy!
Anything his brothers could do he [thought] he could do too.
And lots of times he could!
Climb up the slide.
Climb onto the trampoline.
Climb up the bunk bed ladder.
Crawl into the lake.
Fight over the iPad.
If his brothers are doing it,
he's right there with em.
He has been exactly what our family needed.
Sure he could have slept a little better (but I'm starting to think that may just be my lot).
But he couldn't have been any cuter, more generally good natured, more of a fit for us.
Levi, is a name of Hebrew origin that means "Joined"; "combined"; "joined in harmony".
I am so in love with my little Levi.
I love how I can look at him and see all my boys: Aaron, McKye, and Benny all rolled together,
with those distinct Levi eyes all his own. The window to his unique little soul, all his own.
Only 365 days, and I feel like I already know you so well.
And yet there is so much more to be learned.
So many years to come.
So many milestones. So much mischievousness yet to come.
And I just want to remember, as much as my knowledge of you will grow, Levi...
my love is already beyond expression. Already so big, so full.
Because, love my son, is a gift.
And my love for you, was given to my heart right along with the purpley 8 lbs 4 oz babe with the "big mitts" that was placed in my arms exactly a year ago.
My lovely Levi.
|... trying really hard to "walk by a year"....almost Levi, almost.|
|Levi this morning|