Sunday, May 29, 2011

You Smile, I Smile

So we've got Bieber Fever going on over here.  I'm not ashamed to say that I'm included in this. We just got the DVD "Never Say Never" and I have to admit, I'm now a fan of Justin Bieber.   What got me was the photos and video of when he was a baby and a small boy.  Oh. My. Gosh. but he was such a cute little guy!  There was this one part in the movie where he was just about 4 years old and dressed all up in his snowsuit, ready to go out and shovel some snow for his mama - he was so sweet! 

Anyway, so my little Andrew has got the Fever bad.  He has watched this movie about 8 or 9 times already and goes about his days humming and singing the songs.  I'm hearing "Baby, baby, baby, oh!"  in my sleep now.  Andrew also has a set of drum sticks - he doesn't have drums, but just drum sticks.  I have no idea where they came from - and lately he's been "drumming" on anything he can find that remotely resembles drums.  Today he took my baking pans (the round ones that I use to bake cakes) and took them outside to "drum" and when they came back into the house they were all dented out of shape.  (we are going to have some lumpy cakes now!)

Andrew's birthday is at the end of June.  Dare we buy him a set of drums?  I'm dreading the noise, but he's so darn cute, the way he's been drumming everything in sight.  He might have talent.  Who knows?  He could even be the next JB.   Hey, it could happen.  Never say never, right?

So the song playing right now is "U Smile" and it's my favorite JB song.  Enjoy.  But first let me tell you why it's my favorite...

The other day while I was pushing Aria in the swing at our neighborhood park, she kept saying "Higher, Mommy!  Higher!"  and I would give her another strong shove that sent her soaring,  and I watched as her smile got bigger and bigger with each shove.  And at this one point she tilted her head up to the sky with her eyes closed, the sun shining down on her sweet face, her hair flying in the wind....and she said, "Mommy! This makes me happy!"   Just like that, my two year old said the sweetest words that a Mommy can hear.  It instantly brought happy tears to my eyes, my heart melted, and I burned that moment into memory so that I can replay it again and again when I need to.   Once the lump in my throat subsided a bit, I said, "This makes you happy, Ari?"  and she nodded, yes, still with a huge smile on her face, as I continued to push her.  And I said, "Well, you know what makes me happy?"  and she said, "What?" and I said, "Pushing you in the swing makes me happy.  When you are happy, I am happy."  

You smile, I smile.


Here are some other sweet smiles that make me smile:












 Happy Memorial Weekend!



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12 comments:

  1. The things I have to look forward to... Your kids are gorgeous!

    Following you back from the blog hop.

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  2. Thank you for finding my blog and following me. I am now following you too.
    What an amazing family you have, I agree with the poster above, your children are gorgeous.
    Have a fantastic weekend.

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  3. Thanks so much for stopping by and joining in my blog! They all are beautiful! Will be back to explore more...

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  4. great blog, im a new follower.

    i love all your pictures here.

    you're so lucky to have so many kids. I want to have more but I'm experiencing secondary infertility, anyway, im happy to have one too.

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  5. Loved this. Following you back from the hop. Can't wait to read more about your beautiful family and life!

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  6. New public follower here from Say Hi Sunday. Nice blog. Beautiful family. I would appreciate you following back http://talesfrommyjournal.blogspot.com I would also appreciate if you would like me in facebook http://www.facebook.com/DeniseMartin.LillaRose and in twitter @DeniseLillaRose. I always follow back. Just leave me a note so I know you stopped by.

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  7. Thanks for following me! :) I am following you back! Erin

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  8. Thanks for your follow, I'm here following back. I'm a big Bieber fan too - I love this song. What a happy and good looking family you have. Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend - because "when you smile, I smile!"

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  9. My house has Bieber Fever too! (Me included!)

    I'm a new follower! :) Can't wait to get to know you better!

    - Terin @ http://terinaleah27.blogspot.com/

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  10. Your family is beautiful and I love to read your stories, you have a wonderful way of telling them!

    I'm a new follower from the Triple Threat Tuesday Blog Hop! I'm following on GFC and Twitter. If you have a moment please stop on by and follow me at http://www.mommydigger.com and say hello :)

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  11. So you have a little mini-Bieber on your hands!! FUN!!!

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  12. You have ridiculously pretty kids! Ariana looks so grown up - so lovely! And I love the new song! We are Beileibers here, too!

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