Monday, April 5, 2010

i caught you...

Ephraim has the funniest habit of grinning like a mad fool at people who aren't looking at him.
i keep catching him - because, it seems that no matter who i'm talking to, i can't take my eyes off of that soft little boy.
He has a dent in his tiny perfect chin.
And one dimple on his right cheek.
It all starts out with him looking out at the world with his dark, piercing eyes. They're so full of intelligence and attention - he's beautiful.
Suddenly, his sweet face will be flooded with warmth - (how do tiny babies do that?) His eyes almost dance - & even though the corners of his mouth haven't turned - you can tell that he is *happy*.


That's when you start holding your breath...
It's coming...
It's coming...
There it is... a sweet smile that makes his chubby cheeks fold from the pressure.


& sometimes,
if i'm lucky...
he'll lean his floppy head back, open his mouth all crookedy and with a sharp intake of breath - produce the first syllable of a laugh - that one squeaky sound of joy...


Usually the sound shocks him & he immediately goes straight faced as if to say, "What WAS that noise??" He does the same thing if i laugh out loud while trying to coax a smile, so i really try to restrain myself.
He's such a gentle little soul...



Making the world a better place, littering it all up with smiles - not worrying a second if they're wasted... putting out joy & making the magnetic pull between his sweet babyness and my mama eyes unimaginably strong.

ephraim magnus, you are a joy...
you were throwing smiles around like they were going out of style...
& i caught you.

6 comments:

Jen said...

AWWW! That's sweet!
I'm starting to see what he looks like. Y'know when they are so wee they change daily and with every glance. Now he's becoming himself and what a CUTIE HE IS!!!

mamalena said...

What a cute series of pictures...and what a sweet boy. Can't wait to see him again in One week!

Courtney said...

I still can't believe I haven't seen him :(

Denise said...

Alisdair just came up to me at the computer and saw Ephraim's photos over my shoulder. He wants you to know that he thinks the baby is "absolutely adorable!" (And those are the exact words out of the mouth of my 10-year old boy!)...

Nice to have such a happy babe...

Saskatchewan Cousin

Prvbs31Mama said...

I haven't either Courtney!! so sad...but with our lice gone and the fact that we're healthy again! perhaps we can get together and give you your stuff back Paige! sigh, I still have that rocking chair of Gage's!!! I'm SO sorry!
Those pictures were absolutely adorable!!! I love it when they first start to laugh! hehe

Mindy said...

Adorable! What a fun post. :)

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