Things I don’t want to forget

* eavesdropping on Andy (daddy) as he greets you in the morning with a “Good morning Hen!” as he picks you up from the crib to start your day

* the bottom lip of yours that curls when you’re about to cry

* your blue blue eyes that smile with you

* your smile that extends beyond your cheeks

* your arms that extend out when you’re excited and happy

* your sweet baby smells

* the way your legs kick, kick, kick

* your hair that gets matted down in the back when you come out of your car seat 

* the way you stiffen your body when you don’t like something or on the verge of crying… that’s genetic, thanks to your dad!

* the way your little scratchy finger nails feel on my skin

* your super soft baby skin

* your open mouth kisses, tongue first when I go to kiss you

Love you Henrik!

Happy 3 months, Henrik Townes!

My little dumpling. You smile with your eyes and it’s contagious. These pictures are just a sampling of what we get to see each and everyday. Oh how we love you so. 

This month has been a big one for you. You have grown and matured so much over the last month that I can’t quite keep up! You are so interactive, playing with all your toys, trying to sit up, 90 degree angles when you do tummy time, and rolling over continuously from you tummy to back… tummy time isn’t your favorite so you’ve found an escape route! Snoop. For a while now you’ve slept from about 8pm to 6:30am without any feedings in the night. THANK YOU! I know that will change probably in the next month or so, but it’s been nice for now. You have lots to say and definitely have a loud cry. You must get that from your dad. ;)

Your eyes are blue(r) by the day and I have a feeling they might stick around. Your hair has an auburn, blondish tint. We call you tintin. Your hair just decides to stick up so we go with it and make it a faux hawk. 

I have one more week with you until I go back to work and even though I am loving every minute of our days together, I am also mentally preparing to go back to work and I know it’s going to be a hard transition. Please know that I’m doing this for YOU. Both your dad and I are. We want the best for you and you’ll be in great hands with both your grandmas. I am excited for your bond to go strong with the two of them. You are so lucky!

Time is irrelevant to you now so you won’t know I am gone all day, but boy am I going to miss you. I’ll miss waking up to your little coos and seeing you smile big and bright first thing in the morning. Those are the best hours of the day. Lucky you though, you’ll get to spend those waking moments now with your dad. And I’ll be home in the late afternoon to spend lots of time with you! 

Looking forward to what the next month brings…!

My favorite part of waking up is seeing this guy and his smiley face. Mornings have easily come my favorite. 

My favorite part of waking up is seeing this guy and his smiley face. Mornings have easily come my favorite. 

Delayed by about a month, but I swear I’ve been busy! Happy 2 months Henrik Townes. This is the month where you really showed us that beautiful smile. A lot. More and more each day. You notice us and turn your head in the direction of someone talking to you. You’ve outgrown all your newborn clothes and wearing 0-3 months, but those are also getting tighter on you. I got sad putting away the clothes you’ve already outgrown! You weigh a whopping 13lbs 7 ounces and are 24 1/2 inches long. You also noticed Red dog for the first time and get a smile on your face when she comes to see you. You guys will be best buds one day. 

This was a busy month for you as you got to meet your great-grandparents for the first time, a visit with your aunt mo from NYC and her awesome boyfriend Tim from California came to see you, we celebrated 4th of July, my mom (your ammi) babysat you for the first time so your dad and I could have a night out to see Gillian Welch, you went to the beach and pool, spent time packing up your ammi and ukki’s house, celebrated ukki’s 60th birthday and the list goes on. 

It was a wonderful 2nd month and it’s so fun to see you learning new things. 

You may have reddish hair and your eyes are still really blue… I hope those both stay but you never know. I’ll love you any which way! 

You’re almost 3 months old now and this is the most changes I’ve seen in one month. I’ll write more about it on your birthday. 

Love you little man.

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gugguu kids

mylillelimon:

Have you heard of Gugguu kids? IMO it is a brand to watch!

Gugguu kids is a new Finnish label that designs basic pieces with a twist of asymmetrical detailing in classic color palettes. 

When I opened my mailbox this morning I received a welcomed surprise - a new brand possibility for My Lille Limón

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A week from today we’ll be driving up to the northwoods of Wisconsin for a week-long family vacation. A yearly tradition. However, this year will be different…2 new babies, Henrik & Arabelle, and 1 new dog, Savu.
8 adults, 1 toddler, 2 babies, 4 dogs, 2 banjos, 1 guitar, 1 ukulele and a whole lot of love.
I can’t wait to get away from the city for a while, take in the the fresh air and forest smells, sun on the boat dock, play yard games, read, love on my baby and relax.
Henrik’s first family vacation. One of many.

A week from today we’ll be driving up to the northwoods of Wisconsin for a week-long family vacation. A yearly tradition. However, this year will be different…2 new babies, Henrik & Arabelle, and 1 new dog, Savu.

8 adults, 1 toddler, 2 babies, 4 dogs, 2 banjos, 1 guitar, 1 ukulele and a whole lot of love.

I can’t wait to get away from the city for a while, take in the the fresh air and forest smells, sun on the boat dock, play yard games, read, love on my baby and relax.

Henrik’s first family vacation. One of many.

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georgianadesign:

Brookside rustic residence, Minneapolis. SALA Architects.

georgianadesign:

Brookside rustic residence, Minneapolis. SALA Architects.