Where's my baby?

Lea is TEN months old today. She is definitely her own little person now... laughing at jokes, making her own jokes, deciding when/if she wants to do/eat something, "talking" more and more, pointing at things, waving at anyone/anything and standing unassisted for a few seconds at a time. She loves the water, loves to be chased, hums along when you sing, claps her hands, dances to music, loves to play with the phone and remote, loves bath time and has learned how to climb up the bottom of the stairs.

It's very hard for me to comprehend that my baby is no longer a baby. She is approaching toddler hood faster than the blink of an eye. I cherish every crawling moment, every gummy smile and every little babble because I don't know when it may be the last... she could take her first steps, cut a first tooth or say her first word any day now! While it totally breaks my heart to realize that my baby is growing up, I am also aching with anticipation for what's to come.

Lea had so much fun this past weekend with her very first trip to the beach. The first day there, she wasn't sure what to think... the sand felt weird and the water was loud. By the second day, the sand was pretty cool but the water was still kinda scary. But by the third day, the sand was so fun to throw around and the water was fun to splash in! Besides the awesome crab dinners we had each night, my very favorite moment was watching Lea early Sunday morning as she chased a seagull down the beach. I kid you not... my 10 month old daughter literally chased a seagull down the beach... far away... not looking back once to see where mommy and daddy were!

People stopped to watch! She actually kept going for awhile after I stopped recording. :) I couldn't have asked for a better birthday. This time last year, I was 30 weeks pregnant and while I knew that Lea was going to change our lives for the better, I had no clue that it would be THIS much better. I am so blessed.

Here are a few favorite pics from our weekend...


  1. Absolutely love it...and when you find YOUR baby let me know where mine is too please!!! : ) <3 you and Lea, and well ok Kevin too!!

  2. Wow. Isn't it crazy how fast they grow up???

    I am sort of new to the whole parenting thing. My fiance has three boys...I've decided that time moves by at double speed when there are kids around the house!

    I've been meaning to stop by your blog for a day or two now. You left me the sweetest comment a week or so ago and darn it, it got stuck in the "system" and only just came through.

    In any event, thanks for stopping by again and entering my little contest for the J. Crew card. I am totally hoping it will go to one of my wonderful EVO friends!


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