Mondays are generally not the day you most look forward to in the week, right? Well, I’ve gotta say that I LOVE Mondays. And the biggest reason I love Mondays is this precious child. On Mondays, I have my Sweet Caroline. She’s not really MY Sweet Caroline. She actually belongs to my brother and sister-in-law, but for five and a half blissful hours every Monday I get the privilege of having a baby in the house again. And it is oh so sweet. I get to touch her super soft baby cheeks, zerbert her rolly-polly thighs, smell her baby shampooed hair, feel her grab my cheeks with her fists and squeeze with all her might…her form of a baby hug, I’m sure. She has a scrunchy nose smile that makes me laugh every time. She’s starting to get all of these crazy ideas, though. For some reason she thinks she’s getting big. She’s doing things like saying words. Actual words, like “Hey, De!”. I’m not sure if it’s meant to be “Hey there” or Hey, Dad” but either way she’s definitely saying it and she knows what she means. She shakes her head “NO” at you every time you ask her a question. She’s standing up without holding on and would easily take the title of National Champion of coffee table cruising if there were such a thing. She will be walking soon. And I can’t wait to see those clumsy baby steps, but the sweet “babyness” of Caroline will be missed so much. It’s a shame this first year goes so fast. Caroline, Aunt Aron loves you, Baby. You are my very favorite Monday partner. Hugs and Kisses, Baby Girl!
Collin photographed Sweet Caroline mid-diaper change last Monday. Is that not the sweetest little toosh?!?