They grow, and grow, and grow…

“Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy. -Robert Heinlein”

Juju has spent this last month growing his obsession with any type of instrument in his reach. My mother bought him a bunch of different instruments. for Christmas and every morning, afternoon, and night he’s shaking and banging away at his new toys. He’s learned to take risks and to test his limits, which means he’s also testing mine. His little brows give him a way each and every time. Here’s a snippet of the day we spent together. This will be the second to last time I’m going to try to take pictures of him on his nursery chair. He is quite the wiggle worm and I wouldn’t have him any other way.

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas

“The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.” -Robert Holden

Today we celebrated our first Christmas with Juju and the rest of our family. It was such a treat to watch Juju mess around in his pj’s all day long. We couldn’t have asked for more this year. He’s a healthy child, full of life, that brings joys to those around him. Money seriously can’t buy that kind of gift. Hope you all had a marvelous Christmas too!

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T-minus 2 more months

“How do you spell ‘love’?” -Piglet

“You don’t spell it, you feel it.” -Pooh

Where did the time go? How is it possible that this past weekend Juju turned 10 months old? He keeps growing and growing and changing and changing. Last week, he started babbling “mama” for pretty much anything and everything he wants. It melts my heart when he says it and he reaches for me and it makes me laugh when he says it and crawls straight for his snacks.

Auntie Yvie, sent us these cute onesies to finish off Juju’s first year of life. As you can see, he has graduated from the big chair and now wants to take pictures on his rocking horse. I can no longer safely take photos of my moving target without a little help. He’s such an active crazy kid. Truth is, I’m pretty happy I ended up with a boy first. God must’ve known what my heart was made for. Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! Can’t wait to post Christmas morning photos in a few weeks.

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