July 17, 2008

What a Blessing Garrett Is!

We blessed Garrett on July 6, 2008. Garrett has been such a sweet little addition to our family and his blessing was a fitting opportunity to celebrate his birth. It was a perfect day with close family gathered, pleasant weather, and lots of really good food! Our camera is quite old and has started to show its age by acting in a bizarre manner. Whenever photographs are taken outside, anything that reflects a lot of light becomes hazy and intensified in glowing brightness. I guess it seems appropriate for this occasion because it gives Garrett (dressed in his silky 90's vintage tuxedo) a look of being angelic...which, did I mention, he absolutely is! It seems like he's been a part of our boys club forever, because I can't imagine our family without him anymore.
By the way, Garrett also turned two months old. At his appointment he checked out great and has made a perfect recovery from his surgery. He is in the 58th percentile for weight (11 lbs. 15 oz.), the 80th percentile for heighth (23 and 3/4 in.), and the 12th percentile for head circumference. What can I say? The kid has a little head!
He is also smiling and talking a lot, but you wouldn't guess that from any pictures because, wouldn't you know it, he's camera shy! Every time we pull the camera out, he gets so serious. Oohh... but you could still kiss those chubby cheeks off!

The most distinguishing fact about Garrett's personality has been his sleeping habits. While he has become more alert and his awake periods have lengthened a little, he still sleeps most of the day away. When he wakes up, I know he wants to eat. He is given a diaper change and fed and within a few minutes he's dozing off until his next meal. I must say, this calm behavior totally adds to the cuddly, snuggle-bug factor. I just adore my little Gare-bear! How could you not?!
This post authored by Amber


Julie said...

What a cutie! You can definitely tell he's related to his brothers :-). You all make such an adorable family!

Tahiti Chick said...

:) Wish I could have been there. Cute.

Megan Conrad said...

What a cutie he is! (And all of your boys for that matter) He kept Emily and me smiling in church the other day:) It's fun to watch him in Sacrament Meeting:)

Amy said...

What a handsome little guy. You would never know he was camera shy. :) I love the vintage tuxedo look.