Okay, where are my 300 fans? You know, that movie with the super attractive Gerard Butler, which I think may have sparked the production of the similar TV shows, like Spartacus, Vikings, Game of Thrones, etc. Well, meet baby Leonidas Paul! 300 is like Dad's most favorite movie of all time, so of course, it's no surprise to me that his son is named Leonidas, and has a 300-themed nursery.
Dad dressed up as King Leonidas for Halloween one year, and has the shield from his costume hanging on little Leo's wall. They also found Leo a costume of his own to wear for these photos. He looks like a tiny Spartan, complete with a clenched fist, as if he were holding a dory (Ancient Greek spear).
Also, I’ve known baby Leo’s dad for over 10 years, and I've never known him to take anything too seriously. He always puts his own humorous twist on EVERYTHING. So this photo session was no different, with sporadic jokes and funny faces.
But little Leonidas was quite the charmer! At one point, while I was rocking him to sleep on my chest, this little man was giving me the sweetest hug. His arm was wrapped around me, with his tiny fingers clenching my side. I’m pretty sure I left a puddle on the floor, from my heart melting. ♥
I think baby Leo looks mostly like his daddy, but I see some of Mom’s beautiful features as well. :) And both of them are already wonderful parents. (I watched Dad change a yucky diaper without gagging!) I am overjoyed for this sweet family, and can’t wait for more baby Leonidas snuggles!!