Sunday, February 17, 2013

Daddy's Lil Helper

So far, having a baby on board is proving to be nothing short of pure fun for our family.  A large part of this probably has to do with the fact that Isla is a very "easy" child.  She is happy, independent, adventurous, and determined and has the sweetest little disposition.  Another adjective that could be used to describe her? Inquisitive.  This child wants to figure it all out.  If she hears a voice, she cranes her neck to see where it's coming from.  If I put a new hat on, she furrows her little brow to figure out why.  When daddy is working on projects at ground level, she wants to investigate...  I know everyone always says this, but holy moly I never knew I could love something as much as I love this child.  She is joy personified and literally makes my day every single morning when she greets me with her huge, beaming grin.  That smile lights up a room I tell you.  It's magic.



8 comments:

Carol Florida U.S.A. said...

Isla is absolutely amazing, and I'm sure, given the lack of space where Scott was working, that you would be right in there with the two of them, trying to "figure things out" and learn while watching him. I have been so impressed with your own knowledge about the "workings" of the boat, and your own ability at problem solving!! So, NO WONDER, Isla is so curious, and so interested in what's going on! But, I'm telling you, Brittany, after seeing a number of your photos of Isla "helping" her Daddy, NO ONE, and I mean NO ONE, could ever believe that she is ONLY 10 MONTHS OLD.!!! Even the way she holds the tools, she looks like she knows what she's doing!! She is a remarkable child, and you and Scott are doing a wonderful job!!! Love, Carol Florida U.S.A.

Brittany Meyers said...

Thank you so much Carol. She is an incredible child, that is for sure! And yes - she has hit every milestone pretty early and is VERY coordinated for a 10 month old (her balance is amazing - she compensates for the movement of the boat when underway!). We just keep encouraging her to explore the world around her and she just keeps soaking it up! Much love to you and thanks again for the nice comment :)

Tony Tassoni said...

Babies are such a wonderful gift. With their soft little heads, squishy cheeks, and lovely baby smell, babies are pure bliss. Good grief, the picture alone makes me want to snuggle that little bundle! So inspiring...

Marcus Valdes said...

Your baby will be labeled "gifted" simply because she will learn so much from being around her parents constantly. This is a wonderful gift you are giving her. She won't grow up in a daycare while both parents work to provide the "essentials" in modern day America. We are homeschoolers and you are well on track!

Love the blog and read it every day now for the last couple of weeks.

Sincerely,
Marcus

Brittany Meyers said...

Thank you Marcus. We are very LUCKY and blessed to be able to spend so much time with our child. But there are many, many other people who simply do not have this luxury. We have lots of friends who work full time out of neccessity and they love their children just as much and their kids are fantastic, smart, and fun. We all do the best we can with what we've got. But, yes, we are very, VERY happy to be able to be with her all the time. It's a gift - for ALL of us. Cheers to you for homeschooling :) and thanks for reading along!

Anonymous said...

The photos are so precious - holding the flashlight, hand on Daddy's shoulder - you'll carry these images in your heart forever. Thanks for sharing.

Marcus Valdes said...

That is a good point. I wasn't trying to be overly judgmental of others, and we ourselves have "too much" I think sometimes. But you guys are a great example of how to live rather simply and enjoy life. I fantasize about doing something like you guys are doing one day. There is an excellent video about a family that lives on a remote coast in New Zealand (kind of like being on a boat) that you can find on the internet. The thing that struck me is how sociable, intelligent, and just downright smart their kids are. Here is the link: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f3a_1247306260 I'm not saying your life is like theirs so much as saying kids thrive in all sorts of environments!

Carol Florida U.S.A. said...

Oh, too, too, funny!! I just went back and looked through the three photos you posted, still marveling at Isla’s involvement in the whole thing, and how much she truly knows what she’s doing. . . . and, after checking them out for the “umteenth” time, burst out laughing when I realized that, in the second photo, Isla even has the “signature” of a true plumber . . . “the plumbers’ crack” . . . when bending over and showing their butt cleavage!! Isla’s is more ladylike, and not quite so noticeable, but just the thought of it made me laugh out loud . . . what a wonderful start to my day!!! Kiss her on the “cheek” for me!! Hugs, Carol Florida U.S.A.

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