8 & 9 MONTHS


I didn’t have time to write an update last month, or even last Friday, when she hit the nine month mark. This is definitely a time I would like down in the books. She has grown so much!

In her eighth month she began standing against and pulling up on furniture!

She begun a crawl which is equivalent to a dead sprint for us vertical folks. Mama is exhausted and proud!

She is eating food with chucks in it and is a champion chewer.

She still only has two teeth, but seems to be having a dreadful time teething every now and again. My fingers are crossed for the rest coming in at once! – This little development has Mama vacuuming and sweeping the entire house at least once a day.

She is calm 99.9 percent of the time, and is so smiley!!

She now says “Mama,” “Dada,” and “Bababababa,” so many times a day. It is getting so easy to understand what she is trying to tell us and what she needs.

She is now in 2T clothing!! Her and Penelope share clothes most of the time, which is nice when I’m in a hurry and convenient when I just have to pack one spare outfit in the diaper bag!

She and Penelope are becoming better and better friends as each day goes. When A cries, Penelope usually says, “I got her Mommy, I got her.”

Love this lady so so much!!



My brother and his Mrs. are moving to Oregon at the end of the month. I am super bummed, and at the same time, really happy for them! (Miss Sadie Boo joined us!)


Penelope discovered pretzel sticks, and could have not been more happy about this. She only got sillier from here, but I somehow started to cut her head off…oops. 🙂



My adorable and awesome nephews!


I haven’t asked them of they liked it or not yet, but I can’t get enough! My parents couldn’t stop laughing at how hard it is to take a group photo with cranky grandkids, and Megahn doing a silly something-or-other behind my head in attempts to pull out some smiles! It was a pretty great moment.


Joseph and Megahn’s babies.


Notice this is the same Rootbeer can Leo had been drinking from. It took them about a half an hour of swapping this can to finally finish it.


We are going to miss you lovely folks!!

Two brothers at opposite ends of the country and the sisters smack dab in the middle…