How are you already 8 months old?! They say, “the days are long, but the years are short,” and I couldn’t agree more. I keep telling your dad that we’re going to blink and you will be a teenager. This month was an absolute whirlwind! You decided that you wanted to start crawling and that was the end of keeping you “contained”. The world has suddenly become so BIG, and you can’t wait to go experience (and eat) all of it.
Dad’s team made it to Nationals, so we spent quite a few nights without him this month. We missed him a lot! But, time stood still for one perfect day when we took you to the Zoo. Dad and I love hanging out with you and helping you experience new things. There’s nothing better than watching discovery in your eyes. We dedicated you to the Lord in a special ceremony at Journey Church International. While Pastor Christian prayed for you, you kept lifting up his jacket and looking inside. You are a little stinker!
Wedding season arrived and I spent a whopping 11 hours away from you shooting a video! It was the longest you and I have spent apart since you were born. But, we did survive!
This month, you have started grunting during meal times and looking with desire at MY plate! I had just mastered making your baby purees from scratch and now you only want to feed yourself real food! What happened to my little baby?! You have a strong will and a strong spirit and I can’t wait to see how the Lord will use you.
In the meantime, I fall in love with you more everyday!
Your “Firsts” this month:
First Word – “woof”
visiting the Zoo
Best buds!Finally made it to the zoo!Mind blown!i had the best day with you today…
Making friends in strange places“Well hello there!”
Pit stop in the Arctic
Looking thrilled!Finally spotted Nakita! Let out a little laugh and my heart melted…Having fun!Of course, who needs the Zoo when you live next to the Browns!Snuggles before leaving to shoot an all day wedding!
Date night! 🙂Watching the sun rise! Literally, ahah
Love our Face Time with Papa!“Mama, where you be?!”Full of joy!Shooting scenes for the next season of Prison break…She promised she’d wear this hat for me for Mother’s day 🙂Staying up late at Aunt D’s!Girl time with Aunt D and Kasey!Spotted: Doggy!A llll mmmm ooo sss ttt there…And we’ve officially started stealing food off Mom’s plate! YipeeStudying with Dad.Baby Fat. The. best.ever.These two sent Mom out for a “treat yo self day”!
Little angel!My best friends!“Hey there mama!”Fun after church!Hanging out with the coolest cuz in town!“Mom and Dad, not in public please!”Savannah Jo is excited to host her first Memorial Day party!Waiting for our guests to arrive!Enjoying the sunshine with Gram!Woke up and the party was over!“where’d everybody go?!”
Family selfie!More silliness with Papa!Neighborhood watchAs you can see, she is oh so helpful with homework.Another clepto moment. At least she has good taste in food!these moments. the best.Striking poses with Mommy…You’d never know that thirty minutes ago, we both had zucchini in our hair and wedged in the crevices of the highchair. You’d never know she had a death grip on two spoons and would scream if I tried to take them. You wouldn’t know that I teared up because she wants to feed herself now and she’s just so independent for an 8 month old. You’ve never know because every night before bed, she looks simply angelic and whatever we endured during the day is already a fleeting memory…