1 month of Finley

Happy Birthday sweet Finley!

You are now one month old and it has been such a roller coaster ride since you have arrived. As your mommy, I have loved every waking moment that I get to hold you in my arms, smell your smell, and catch a gaze at your beautiful wandering blue eyes. With your cute button nose and your perfect round face and head, you become more and more handsome each day. I can't keep from giving you a million kisses all in one sitting. He would never admit it, but I think that this makes your big brother, Carter, a bit jealous. 

You are pretty happy most of the time as long as you have a tummy full of milk and are being held. Daddy still sings those crazy songs with made up words like he used to with your brother and this gets your attention as well. You also have the most deadly toots I have ever smelled. It makes Carter laugh every time. Carter is a great big brother. He sings to you all the time and gives you kisses on the head, knee, or nose. You really stop and listen hard when he sings to you. This brings tears to my eyes. I can't wait for you two to play and, of course, fight together. I'm certain you two are on your way to becoming the best of friends. 

We love you more than you know right now and we promise to spend the next infinity showing you just how blessed we are for you to be in our lives. We thank God every day for completing our family with you!

With the truest love, 

Mommy, Daddy, and Carter


Carter turning the Big 2!

Happy Birthday to my sweet firstborn son! You are such a big little boy for a two year old. Mommy and Daddy are amazed at how smart and perceptive you have become. You have more to say than a talk show host and string sentences together that always get our attention with a raised eyebrow. We are so proud of you and how you keep your brain working. You love to play and get into everything as your curious mind keeps you on the go. You love to sing songs and recite your ABC's just out of the blue. Daddy and I were saying just last night how much fun you are as a two year old as you discover your world around you all the time.

On the other hand, becoming a big brother has definitely rocked your world! It has been a major adjustment for you and we know that it is tough sharing mommy and daddy with baby Finley. But you are a wonderful big brother and it makes mommy and daddy real happy when you given Fin a gentle kiss on his little head ( or knee, elbow, etc. ). You also love singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" to him which makes him smile. 

Carter, we want you to always remember that our love for you grows more and more each day and you will always be special to mommy, daddy, and Finley. Our birthday wish for you is to have not only a happy birthday but a happy life.

We love you forever, Mommy and Daddy.