I'll get back to talking about book-related stuff soon. And hopefully I'll be able to tell you about some very exciting stuff very soon! But during this holiday break, it's been nice to focus so solidly on what truly matters the most.
We had a wonderful Christmas this year, with 12 family members staying in our home for a few days. I'll admit, I was nervous about making it through the holidays with my sanity intact as a brand new daddy with 12 people in my house. But whenever I felt overwhelmed, all I had to do was ask whichever family member was holding Isaiah to please hand him back, and his cute li'l face and precious personality immediately reminded me how blessed I am.
For all of you family members and friends (and yes, that includes my readers) who weren't able to visit Isaiah within his first three weeks, here's a little bit of what we've been up to:
JoanMarie's been serenading him, which he absolutely loves. His favorite is the lullaby his mommy wrote for him, which he recognized the very first time she played it for him outside the womb.
We took him to the beach to watch his first sunset.
JoanMarie took him to check out one of the quirkiest spots in town: Bubblegum Alley. And no, he wasn't allowed to contribute to the wall just yet.
We gave him his very first bath, which he thoroughly enjoyed (once mommy promised to cover up his private parts for the photo).
Usually, he has a great sense of humor, yet he didn't seem to understand why I found it so humorous when he tried to suckle my nose. But you can tell in both of our eyes that it was a true father and son bonding moment.
So thank you, 2010. For Isaiah and many other reasons, you were the most fulfilling year yet.