letter to gabriel.

To my baby boy…Gabriel Eliah.

The other day I heard you wake up from your nap.  Happy, as usual, you begin to call to me in your cute little sing-song voice.  Typically you don’t cry, but call out, “Maaaaaama,  Baaaaaaaba,  Maaaaaama,” until someone shows up at your door.  Today I decided to grab my camera before heading up to get you.  I am very glad I did.

There you sat cute as could be.  You showed me your blankie, pointed out the window saying, “Doggie!” When I asked you about the bird I heard, you made a cute expression as you looked around your room like it was getting ready to pop out and surprise us.

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And then one of my most favorite things in the world….you lean down because you habitually HAVE to give kisses through your cribs bars.

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One of your favorite games is to take your blankie and throw it out over your crib on top of my head, and then I throw it back up and do the same thing to you.

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After you got out of bed, you got dressed.  I just adore your sweet little puny arms.  And your eyelashes are going to melt the heart of the ladies someday…I am afraid.

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Books are your life right now- all shapes, all sizes, all colors, all types of stories….but your current favorite that has to be read and reread again and again is “Green Eggs and Ham.”

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You are such a big boy…and the thought that my “baby” is not going to be a baby much longer makes me sad.  I can’t believe you will be 2 yrs. old in just a couple months.

This may sound completely selfish, but I am kinda happy you have taken your sweet time growing and developing.  Each kid is different, and I know you will get there in your own time, but I am enjoying these days with you small and in my arms.

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It is no secret that I want to {and do} eat your face quite often.  How could I possibly help myself?

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And yes, you look like you father, but with your Mama’s brown eyes.  I am still in shock that I have a blond headed baby, but I love it.

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Sweet little boy….I will savor these last few days before your terrible twos arrive.  With you sweet and pretty calm nature, I don’t imagine that they would be very terrible.  But we will have to wait and see.  You may just surprise me and give me a run for my money. :)

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Love you little goose.

~Mama

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April 28, 2009 - 5:02 pm

Erin - So cute!! Lovely photos.

April 28, 2009 - 5:09 pm

Nathan Walker - My little boy (our first baby) is due in 2 months… I can’t wait to feel the bond a parent has with their child – thanks for sharing :)

April 28, 2009 - 6:18 pm

mel - i loooove how you wrote that. its funny because i was going to do a simaliar thing. great minds think alike!! :)

April 28, 2009 - 6:26 pm

Gail - Exquisite.

April 28, 2009 - 7:00 pm

wrecklessgirl - i adore these, and your little letter. so darling. it’s like i’m there, too.

April 28, 2009 - 7:31 pm

gina@kiwistreetstudios - ahh, jess, so sweet;)

April 28, 2009 - 7:39 pm

lucy - omg. i love him. he’s such the perfect baby boy…so cute and precious…espcially when he’s screaming…SHUT UP!

April 28, 2009 - 9:25 pm

betsy - Oh what a sweet pumpkin!!!!!! Love this. : )

April 29, 2009 - 8:58 am

Briony - these are adorable…what a sweet lil model :) i love love love pretty much all of the black and whites. you always teach me so much about perspective!

April 29, 2009 - 1:38 pm

holly - he will love you even more for this little note someday.

April 29, 2009 - 2:11 pm

Lindsey Joy - what an adorable post, he is precious!!

April 30, 2009 - 10:20 am

Stephanie Cantin - These. Are. Fabulous. Gorgeous tones and a stunning little boy. The last one is my favorite!

April 30, 2009 - 5:55 pm

Lauren - Who wouldn’t love these pics? They are just too cute! He’s so handsome and he knows it :) As always… I really enjoy your style of photography! FYI…I added you on my favorite blogs list on my blog! Thanks for the inspiration!

May 1, 2009 - 2:09 am

Katelyn - I love how you are so good about documenting your own life and your children. It’s quite inspiring. It inspires me to be this good at photographing my own children when I have them someday. Your photos are so beautiful.

May 1, 2009 - 2:45 pm

Jen - Jess — that was just precious.

May 8, 2009 - 3:21 pm

Alex - Yeah… he is soooo sweet… as honey!

May 24, 2009 - 2:59 pm

Maya Laurent - Love this Jess! He such a sweetie!!!

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