^^Smiling in his sleep.^^
^^Lying in the cradle he rarely sleeps in one day shy of 8 weeks old^^
^^The cutest little belly I ever did squish!^^
You're two months old! The last weeks have been a beautiful and messy blur of sweet cuddles and cozy sleepless nights--with a sprinkle of magic from Christmas time! You've grown so much in the last few weeks, morphing from a floppy, sleepy newborn into a sleepy but much more alert tiny baby. Your head quickly turns from side to side as your eyes find something new to stare at. And your skin is so kissably soft! I've enjoyed watching the little fat rolls on your thighs subtly appear and your cheeks and chin become more round. I can't help laughing every time you stretch your short legs out on the changing table as if you are so tall and big. "Hi, Tiny!" I often say. You've also begun to smile and coo! You have dimples, Conrad! It's the cutest thing and is so exciting. It makes leaving those precious newborn days behind less bitter as we move into this sweet new phase.
^^There's something about a quiet snow covered street that I love.^^
This week, however, winter is proving herself to be a bit more mellow with drizzly overcast days. I already miss the snow but am happy to have a bit of routine back in my life. After nearly three full weeks together, the boys need a break from each other. (Read: Mom is tired of playing referee!)
Still, I want the boys to remember their awesome snow days. Their second day off from school, the house was a disaster. I told Jed and Levi that there would be no tv until they cleaned up the living room. We wound up playing in and out of the house together all day long! When dinner time came around, I bribed the boys with their favorite Dad's-out-of-town meal. In exchange for picking up the living room, I would make Macaroni and Cheese! So it was an all around win for everyone. We had a fun day playing outside AND I got a clean(er) house.
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