It's a pleasantly cool 70 degrees, and at night it even dips into the 50's. Fall has finally come to Texas! We've been celebrating by wearing jeans, cardigans, visiting a pumpkin patch, and eating pumpkin cookies. I absolutely love fall even if the trees here are green and still have all their leaves.
Twenty-seven years ago (on the 16th) my hunk o' burnin' love was born! The world is a much more joyous place because of it. Cole's major contributions to the world thusfar:
He is funny, positive, and has such an infectious smile. He cracks me up and makes life a lot happier.
He's got a rockin' bod....just saying.
He's a great leader and hard worker and keeps our family toeing the line.
He does some killer magic tricks and impressions.
He's an amazing Dad.
He is talented and is pretty awesome at most everything (yep, one of those kinds of people)
To celebrate Cole's awesomeness, we got a babysitter (thank you Rupps) and went out to eat at Ruth's Chris. Delicious! On Sunday, I made Cole orange chicken to pay homage to our joint love of Panda Express and we had friends over for homemade cake and ice cream. It was a great weekend.
@ Ruth's Chris
The Leaning Tower of Chocolate
Lily was mesmerized by the candles
Cole's family singing "Happy Birthday" with gusto on Skype
I love this picture (thanks Quin for taking it!)
Honey, you rock and I love you. I am so glad you were born!
So far 7 months is kicking my butt. Lily's been army crawling for quite a few weeks, but just this week she's discovered she can go fast and her curiosity has taken me by surprise. I can hardly keep up. I've survived on a steady diet of Coca-Cola to keep me going, but gosh darn if I'm not pooped. At 7 months she:
weighs 15 lbs. 11 oz.
measures 26.5 inches long
army crawls like she's on a mission
can pick up small objects with her fingers (like the nasties on my floor, eek!)
likes to pat things with her hands and will copy us if we do it
sleeps through the night 7/7:30 to 7 a.m. straight. Hallelujah!
stretches out on her side like she's posing (see picture below)
says "Da da da" usually just like that--3 "da's"
unabashedly stares at people and will crane her neck or tilt her head to keep looking at them. This cracks me up.
has got some Stranger Danger issues and separation anxiety when we go out of sight...we're workin' on it.
has started taking baths in the big tub with me. It's one of our favorite things.
Just because I love this girl. Just because I'm a little bored. Just because I think she's the cutest. Just because this is all we've been up to. Just because cups on our head are the coolest. The end.