Thursday, August 26, 2010

6 months

Ellie,

Just a couple of weeks ago we celebrated your 1/2 birthday! You are now 6 months old and continue to amaze us with the new things you are able to do. This last month has shown us how much a baby truly can grow over the course of just a few weeks. You are now able to sit up on your own and you enjoy twisting your head around as far as you can to make sure that you don't miss out on anything going on in the room. You continue to roll over, more quickly each time, and always with the same excited look on your face when you catch our eyes after one of your rolls.

You continue to try new foods and love them all. So far you have eaten sweet potatoes, avocadoes, bananas, carrots, peas, pears, nectarines, plums, yogurt, and rice cereal. And I can't forget your favorite snack for when we are on the go...your Mum-Mum crackers. You eat food twice a day, in the morning and in the evening, and I think you would love it if we increased that number! Getting the chance to feed you is one of the most fun parts of the day. We love it when you let us know how much you enjoy the food by making your own "mmm"noise to show your approval.

Speaking of noises, you have started to really tuck your lips in along your gums and make a noise that sounds a whole lot like "mommmm." This has your mom really excited as she gets to hear you call out to your mom! It may not be officially 'mama' or even 'mom', but I can't help but think that is soon to come.

You have met so many new people, I can't even begin to list them all. And you have been so good with all of them. We are thankful you are such a great baby and have never met a stranger! All of them say the same thing about how beautiful your bright blue eyes are and how happy of a baby that you are.

This weekend is going to be one that we will always remember as you will be baptized on Sunday. We are so excited about this event in your life and pray that you will come to know the Lord and his abounding love and grace early in your life. It will be extra special to have all of your family here this weekend to be a part of your special day.

With all the new things that you are doing, I still find myself finding such joy in two of the most simple parts of your days. When I get to pick you up out of your crib in the morning and when I get to lay you down in your crib at night. The look in your eyes when we come into your room in the morning sticks with me throughout each day at school. You will never fully understand how much joy that you bring to our lives. And then, putting you down at night and watching as you roll to your side and bring your hands up to your face as you fall asleep. Those two simple moments hold such a special place in our hearts.

We love you so much and can't wait to see what the next month brings!







2 comments:

Chris and Abby said...

she is absolutely precious!!! Glad you all are doing well!!!

Sara Pyles said...

She is beautiful! I can't wait to see her at Kelly's Shower this weekend!