Thursday, April 26, 2012

Happy 3/4 Birthday Love Bug

Today marks Ella's 7th month as our baby girl. 7 whole months filled with doubt, joy, fear, laughter, and love. Lots & lots of love.

She started out in nugget form.

This post was supposed to be a 6th month thing ( Happy Half Birthday is so much catchier than Happy 3/4 Birthday or whatever 7 months is. I'm not very math-y) but time got away from me.

Our first family photo

I get so frustrated with myself for not getting these milestones down. I know I'll forget these seemingly innocuous things that make me weak in the knees - like the way her hair will never lay flat ( just like her daddy's), the way her two little teeth just barely appear through her gum, the way her feelings get hurt if you don't catch her before her wobbling becomes a tumble. I feel time slip away faster and faster and it makes me sad. She barely even wobbles any more.
I so got this, Mom

Where has the time gone? I guess we've been busy laughing at the dogs & wrinkling our noses when they get too close, enjoying our bath time & loving all this new food (Go squash & green beans!). We've gone on long walks & gone to church, visited family, taken airplane rides.

Waiting patiently for the next bite.

We've cried when the tooth fairy said it was time to get started on those teeth & when we have to go into the carseat. But we've laughed more than cried.

Daddy knows the right place to tickle & Mommy how to fake hiccup (and is really good at it).

Sometimes just looking at Daddy can insight giggles.

The dogs are comedic geniuses & are responsible for many peaceful grownup dinners (Thanks Duke & Oscar). She loves wet paper towels and tasting said towels with her little tongue.

More paper towel, please!

Having a child is so much more - more love, more joy, more light & more laughter- than I could ever dream of. Sounds very cliche, I know, but cliches are cliches for a reason.

It's too early for a photo shoot, momma.


Love You Forever (Ella)

By Robert Munsch

I'll love you forever

I'll like you for always

As long as I'm living

My baby you'll be.















Ashton said...

Enjoy even the small moments. Avery just turned 6, and I'm struggling with the fact that most of her "firsts" have already passed.

Kristen said...

Awe! I would struggle too, Ashton. I'm trying to soak it all in :)

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