Basically since the little man was born almost a year ago we have been talking about getting family pictures taken. Well, thanks to a wonderfully talented friend, we got some beautiful pictures done! I loved them all, but here are a few of my favorites!
Well here is the deal. I blinked and I no longer have a baby, but rather a wild and crazy little toddler. Just today we were talking about how quickly a year goes by! It was this weekend a year ago that we attended a birth class and had a baby shower and had no idea where we would put all the stuff we ended up with! We moved, into a still tiny yet slightly larger, apartment and shoved everything in every nook and cranny possible. We have accumulated much more stuff since then and still are getting creative with where to put it all.
The little man, is just that. A little man. He knows what he likes, how he likes it, and when he likes it. He is generally very agreeable. If we would let him, I wouldn't doubt that he could crawl a mile. Often times we take him outside with his walker and just let him walk down the sidewalk. He loves it and it won't be long until he doesn't need the walker to go on strolls.
Also, please notice the jacket. Since first moving to Mississippi my idea of "cold" has changed. I now check the weather and anything below 80 degrees denotes and "sweater weather". However, on this day it actually was cold. The little guy is lucky because he has a wonderful babysitter who took him out that morning and snapped this lovely shot to send to me while I was on campus.
I am now a graduate student. I have long wanted to go to graduate school and feel so lucky that I am able to. Additionally, I was hired as a graduate assistant to a professor in my department. I help her with some of her research and played a role in this lovely poster which has now been accepted at 2 different research conferences. I am the type of person who wishes they could be a student forever and have really loved being back in the world of academia once again!
I love fly away hair, and I think it was actually cold on this day!
And in other news, Adam got offered a job here this week, so between my school and his work it looks like we will be sticking around for a while. We are so very proud of him! Graduation is in just a few weeks and then come January he will be a working man and we will slowly move up the ranks from 2 grad students to 1 grad student and 1 with a real grown up job!
We recently had his month check up. He checked out well! At 6 months he weighs 19.3 lbs and was 26 1/2 inches long. He is a big boy! He sits up on his own and would usually rather sit on his own and play with his toys rather than be held. He is already very independent! He loves to play in his exersaucer from Aunt Holly! He is social and a big flirt with the ladies. He loves to eat and is loving tasting new things. He was ecstatic about tasting tiny bits of pancake. He drools like crazy and will try to eat anything he gets his hands on, but still no teeth. At 6 months he has been in 7 states, Mississippi, Louisiana, Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, Colorado, Utah, and also Washington D.C. He looks more like his Daddy every day and will most likely keep his blue eyes. He talks up a storm and will occasionally preach a good sermon. We love the little man and couldn't be happier!
I apologize for the poor picture quality, my phone doesn't take great pictures if the lighting isn't great. Wes loves his tub! Now that he sits up better it is a lot more fun too! He would play in the tub as long as we would let him.
I said I was going to post pictures of Utah next, well, they are all on Facebook, so go check them out there.
I always wish I could do a better job of capturing Wes during little moments of the day. I am not good at keeping my camera close at hand, so usually I end up just using my phone. My phone doesn't take great pictures, but it generally does the trick. In the past few weeks alone Wes has grown a lot! Here are a few of the fun times we've had in the past week or so.
Sitting up and doing his work.
He looks so big in that big boy hat!
What a cute little man!
We are working on rolling over and army crawling. However, his anatomy is not in his favor. With a belly that big it makes it difficult to do both! We are really close to catching on to the concept of rolling over, but the belly always gets in the way. It will all come in time!
On Saturday we had the most perfect weather imaginable! We decided to take Wes out to see the world a bit. He loves going in his stroller and really liked the walk. Here are some places we went on campus all of which were a first for Wes.
I love it that things are starting to bloom!
USM has some of the coolest, oldest, most beautiful trees!