Sunday, November 27, 2011

5 Months

Hi Stinky Boy!

Today you are 5 months old! I can't believe how big you are getting so quickly! You are such a sweetheart, and a huge flirt! Your relationship with your "girlfriend" is continuing to blossom, and I think it is official to say you prefer blondes.

Over the past month, you have been a BUSY little bee.  You are growing, changing, moving, and learning at such a fast rate.  It is almost easier to take video of you than it is to take your picture because you move SO much!  You are still a tiny little thing, just barely big enough for 3-6 month clothing and size 1-2 diapers.

Over the past month we have gotten to do so many new things with you!

Celebrated your very first Halloween as Charlie Brown...

Entered the world of solid food...and you can't get enough of them!
 Played in Granny and Pappy's new cabinets...

Working extremely hard to sit unassisted for longer than 15 seconds at a time.  This is improving quite a bit, although any task you try to accomplish while sitting often throws you off balance.
 Supported Mommy's high school football team by wearing the colors of your future Alma Mater.  Go Purples!  State tournament bound, heck yes.
 Spent lots of time playing with Mommy...
 ...and then curl up with Daddy once you are sleepy...

Passed out from a food coma after too many sweet potatoes on your very first Thanksgiving...

 Somehow discovered how to leave a trail in your crib of socks and paci's...

Became Santa's little helper...
 ...and MET Santa for the very first time! You loved him!

And met your Elf on the Shelf!

You are trying SO hard to crawl, and are managing to find ways of mobility without crawling.  You know how to get your knees into position, as well as your arms, but not at the same time.  Once you master that, I think you will take off quickly.  Mommy is going to have to baby proof the house soon, and I'm hoping that comes AFTER we take the Christmas decorations down this year.

Since you are working so hard at crawling, Daddy thought it would be fun to try to give you lessons.  It didn't go well...

Speaking of your Daddy, today is his birthday too! You love to play with him when he comes home from work, he makes you laugh quite a bit.  I know you will make his first birthday as a Daddy very special.

Your new BFF is Fenway.  Fenway is no longer afraid of you, and is extremely patient with your hands-on ways of discovery.

Make that VERY patient.  We are so proud of Fenway for continuing to show you love and kindness while you rough him up, and we hope to teach you soon to be a little more gentle with Fenway in return.

You LOVE to play in the floor with Fenway, and his puppy like demeanor really makes you laugh.  You would play in the floor with him for hours if he didn't get distracted so easily.  I think he would play with you for hours to if you could figure out how to throw his toys. :) All in good time, I know.

Watching you grow and learn becomes more and more exciting, thrilling, and fulfilling.  I love watching you figure out new tricks and practice them until you have them perfect.  I love when you cuddle with me with your eyes wide open-too sleepy to play, but not sleepy enough.  That is my favorite time with you, you are such a snuggle buddy.  I cannot believe you are almost a half-year old, and that we are coming up on your first Christmas!  Daddy and I have some big plans to make this a special one, even if you may not remember it.  You make every day special for us, and full of excitement.  We grow to love you more unconditionally than we ever have, and you bring our family more light than it has ever seen.

I'm so proud of you.


1 comment:

Rory, Chocolate Hair/Vanilla Care said...

that was so adorably sweet, brought tears to my eyes! ;-)