love

when my baby girl falls asleep on my chest after a long, rough day, i remember that this is my version of perfect. i’m reminded to slow down, to breathe slow breaths, to quiet my mind, to enjoy this moment. i’m in no rush to move, enjoying the memories of when she was a part […]

simple fun

we had play date at the park today – Joy was all smiles 🙂 although there was a ton of equipment for her to play on, she was happiest playing in the wood chips and dirt ya gotta love the simplicity of children  

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this kid LOOOOOOVES Gymboree! so while i followed Joy around Gymboree, i couldn’t help but notice how much she’s grown (physically & mentally) since i first began taking her there at about 6 months old. i can’t believe she grew inside of me from a tiny egg into a functioning being and is now walking […]

[ pre ] walking

JOY TOOK FOUR STEPS !!! she just stood up and started moving … she crawled over to me, put her hands on my leg, straightened her legs, then straightened the rest of her body to stand. her widespread legs wobbled, her eyes focused and her teeny tiny little feet carefully planted themselves down on the […]

guess it’s time to buy a baby gate :D

AAAAHHHHHHHHH! Joy just climbed up all the stairs! Joy hasn’t shown much interest in climbing at all. she just recently began climbing over toys or anything in her way but it’s not an often sight. she’s NEVER tried to climb the stairs … not even one. she’s shown some interest in them but she would […]

8 months!

it’s hard to believe that my sweet little baby girl is 8 months [since 9.9.2011] already. time is zooming by. these 8 months have been amazing to say the least. she’s a big ball of laughter. she’s the silliest, happiest baby i’ve ever known. her eyes are always questioning. she’s interested in EVERYTHING like her […]

road trippin’

Joy took her first road trips last month. we went to St. Paul, Minnesota to visit family & Palm Beach Shores, Florida to visit the BEACH! we also stopped in Marietta, Georgia on the way to and from Florida. we stayed in Minnesota for a few days. this was her first time meeting her family […]