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.



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.


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.



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.


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.”


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.


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



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.


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. :)


Love you little goose.


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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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