Today marks the beginning of your sixth month on the outside. In the world. You have really adjusted beautifully, enjoying interacting with people, delighting in this world. You are eager to touch things, to taste things, to explore your surroundings. You are a social butterfly and a wicked flirt. You know when it's time to put on the cute baby show and you can certainly work a room. This morning we had brunch with your cousins and friends and you were all smiles almost the whole time. And not just smiles-huge grins, funny faces and overall cute antics. You tried to eat the menu, then settled on my sunglasses
As you can see, you like to take big bites
You worked that restaurant for an hour and a half, fretting only briefly when you were passed around soon after arrival. As soon as we left, you had an epic meltdown. Epic. It took a long time to settle you back down-I think you were tired before brunch, but were having such a lovely time that you shelved it until all eyes weren't on you anymore. As hard as it is to watch you meltdown, Daddy and I couldn't help chuckling to ourselves that you are such a social butterfly. And of course you recovered and are now napping happily.
The photo above is from your first ever photo shoot, which took place in Prospect Park two days ago. A very good friend of ours (who's daughter I hope will be your friend for a long time to come) is a wonderful photographer and generously volunteered to take some pictures of you. He is touching up the ones we like best, but we have a whole host of fabulous shots of you just being your 5 month-old self. I will post some more when we get them back. In the meantime, here's a video of what happens almost every time you get a diaper change.
I can't believe it's been five months. I can't believe how much you've grown and matured and become yourself. You teach us so much every day and we are so fortunate to get to spend so much time with you.
love love love,