Monday, January 18, 2016

Eight Months

Month eight has been a fun one! During the past 30 days you've had your first round of winter holidays. We celebrated Thanksgiving on your seven month birthday and Christmas on your eight month birthday! 

You are growing, growing and are up to about 17lbs or so now and definitely getting longer by the minute. Your feet can almost reach the floor in the exersaucer. Still only have the two teeth on the bottom but seem to be thinking about the others every now and then. You still love sweet potatoes-they are by far your favorite food! And you definitely enjoy talking and this month you learned to clap. You are a marvelous clapper! 

We tried to soak up the season this year and introduce you to all of the fun things that Thanksgiving and Christmas bring. We spent lots of time with family and ate lots of yummy food. We visited Zoolights Safari to get in the Christmas spirit and you loved all of the lights. 

 We also took you for your first visit with Santa. You weren't quite sure what to make of that crazy old man with the beard but you didn't hate him :)

We made cookies for our friends, you learned about Hanukkah at school, you loved playing with your Little People nativity, and enjoyed all of the extra time with the people we love most. Christmas Eve was extra fun with you around-after a yummy meal at Bebe and Pops' we headed for a special service at church and ended the evening by reading the Christmas story and Twas the Night Before Christmas together on the bed. 

Christmas morning was full of toys and laughter! Look at all of those goodies Santa left! 

After some time playing at home, we loaded up and headed to Bebe and Pops' house. What fun we had (until the storms rolled in). We made it home safely (and snagged your 8 month picture at the top super quickly before it really turned bad) knowing that storms were on the way. It was a strange ending to Christmas as we spent a good 30 minutes in the closet hoping for no tornadoes. Thankful to be safe but we spent the rest of the night without power. We definitely won't forget your first Christmas any time soon! 

Seven Months

Growing like a weed. You officially broke your first two teeth over the past month. You weathered your first ear infection (we didn't even know you had one until we took you in for your 6 month check up). You still talk ALL the time and when you get a case of the giggles you just lose it! You love to chew on your teethers (and anything else really). You are very interested in iphones and remotes (don't worry Xmas is coming, maybe you'll get your own). 

You celebrated your first Halloween and were the cutest strawberry I've ever seen!

We are working on finding new foods to try and eat. Mostly you like oatmeal, sweet potatoes, and avocado. It's a work in progress. 

What a joy you are Harper! Thank you for making life more fun!