Evelyn, this month you learned to crawl, and our lives have completely changed. Nothing is safe from you.
You never want to be held or sit still. It has made church a little rough. I mean, I can’t really blame her. I’d rather explore under the pews than listen to high counsel speakers too.
You are obsessed with the hymn book. When it’s open, you love to grab and smack it as hard as you can. We usually get some interesting looks.
Sometimes I’m not sure why we even bother trying to go since we spend more time in the halls than in the service.
You’ve hit a major growth spurt this month, length-wise. A lot of your clothes are still 3 month and 6 months, but your legs are getting so long. No surprise about that though.
You’ve started pulling yourself up to stand, so we had to lower your crib stat! I’ve never seen you look prouder than the first time you did it. You were so pleased. I was not.
You’ve been able to spend so much time with your cousins over at grandma’s house this summer. Both Molly & Dylan love you SO much. They love to play with you. You love the attention.
We took you on a house-hunting adventure with us, and you enjoyed exploring and snooping as much as mom & dad.
This month we got stuck in a ridiculous traffic jam, at which time you decided you were starving and it would be good to let me know by screaming your brains out. I whipped out my mad mom skills, made a bottle, fed you, AND took a selfie to prove it, all whilst driving.
Water always makes you the happiest. It’s the cure-all for your moodiness. You’re a little sea creature.
Dance time with Aunt Heidi is also one of your favorite activities. Your smile goes on for days.
Sometimes I get a little sad because I think you don’t look anything like me. But then I remember we have the same nose, and that’s enough.
You got a bug bite on your cheek that got infected and turned into a big cyst. The doctor had to drain it with a scalpel. It was the saddest thing. It took 3 nurses to hold you down.
Your night time sleeping has improved so much. We don’t have to swaddle you or blindfold you at night (naps are another story).
We’ve turned a corner with the dogs, especially Buster. When you go to sleep (at night AND naps) Buster will go to the side of your crib and beg and whine until we put him in there with you. Then he just snuggles up to you.
Evelyn, sometimes being your mum is a challenge. Sometimes I feel like giving up. It’s really hard. Some mornings when you’re up bright and early, and I’m exhausted beyond belief, I beg to Heavenly Father to give me the strength to make it through the day and not take my struggles out on you. It’s those days that you make me laugh the most, that you smile the most, and that you make me proud the most. I love you sugar drop. Thanks for keeping me humble (and active!).