chicken fried

The weather has been so nice these past few days and thankfully I've been able to go out with the boys a few times (yay Target!). And there's just something about being able to go out that really cheers both Gabriel and me up. Don't get me wrong I am crazy about the snow but it's the beyond below freezing temps that force us to stay cooped up inside- that drives us bonkers! Cristian just seems to be content either way, he is just my sweet little butter ball. But Gabriel is not a home body at all. When it's tundra cold outside I can sense his energy and if he could talk more clearly he'd probably say, " I want to go out!"

So it has been so great to get some fresh air. The other day we went out and when we got back he was so wide awake and alert that all he wanted to do was play.  I was really hoping he'd nap so that I could get some things done but nope! That morning I dressed him with a pair of khakis and a flannel top that made him look like such a big kid. His hair is growing out from his first hair cut and his bangs fall perfectly to one side now. Then suddenly I was looking at him and thinking, wow you're getting to be so big.

So I let him skip his nap and I started to snap some pics. I've been on a country kick these last few days and we started slapping our knees and snapping our fingers to, "Chicken Fried by Zac Brown" and you should've seen the smile on his face. He gets such a kick out of the chorus. I'm so glad I took these pics because even now I can hear the song playing in the background,

 "And a little bit of chicken fried
Cold beer on a Friday night
A pair of jeans that fit just right
And the radio on
I love to see the sun rise
See the love in my woman's eyes
Feel the touch of a precious child
And know a mother's love..."