peanut of my heart! you were a WILD RIDE to photograph this month. you with your standing, stepping, twisting, reaching, arching, and unsticking... you are something else! :) and to think 11 months ago you sat there like a sack of potatoes. i know that in just a short month or two you'll climb down that chair yourself, and walk to the other side of the house without me. good thing this monthly photo experiment is only planned for a year--at least on that chair!

munchkin, you really continue to amaze us. do you know that the second you fall asleep, i miss your smile and activity!? and the second you wake up, i miss your sweet, sleepy, heavy breath?! oh, the problems i have--will they ever go away!?

daddy and i are having a blast with you and your blooming personality, or should i say "ever-expanding knowledge of things you've officially decided you do and don't want..."! ;-) we think the world of you, sweet pea, and love you always!

mommy n daddy


happy birthday, dad!

without you, "hide and seek" would have just been "hide". without you, i'd have had to walk on sand dollars instead of clinging to your neck. without you, i'd have no clue how to travel. without you, i'd never understand how magical a moon could be. without you, i'd throw like a girl. without you, i'd think "hot" was "hot" and "cold" was "cold. LAME. without you, "no matter what" would just end there.

i'm beyond thankful for every day the Good Man Upstairs has given us together. :)
i love you, dad.
happy birthday!!