Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Things Layla Loves volume 4

I should have posted this a couple of weeks ago but I knew little miss was on the verge of crawling.
Which means...SHE IS CRAWLING {see picture 6}!
She took her first little moves on September 11 while we were at my cousin's house.
I say she was inspired by my cousin's little boy {who is a month and a half older than Layla} who is such a fun little army crawler!
Since then, she has been going & going and all of the sudden her crawling ability just about quadrupled.
It's been fun. So. Much. Fun.
I love seeing her little self more all over the place to explore, chase us and move to just move.
I love her so much.

She also has her FIRST TOOTH {not pictured}!
It's so fun to see it but I know she has been in pain :(
Number two is coming right behind it.

  • Swinging is probably her absolute favorite thing to do.
  • Puffs might be one of MY favorite things along with hers. Dinners out are already so much more fun!
  • A few days after she started crawling, she decided she was ready to pull herself up. I'm impressed. But I am also always on the lookout for things she could get her hands on.
  • I dunno, shoulder time might be as exciting as swinging.
  • That Zany Zoo is absolutely brilliant. Joni from Lay Baby Lay inspired me to pick this piece up because her sweet baby girl {Vivi} loves hers so much. I am so glad we now own it because it is truly incredible and will be a wonderful learning and playing tool for years!
  • Up until the last month, books have been lovely for chewing on {despite our nightly readings}. Now, she has discovered the wonderful images, colors, noises, textures, etc. that come along with books. She sees a book and her eyes light up. She laughs hysterically when I make animal noises and smiles when she sees faces. I love that she enjoys books.
  • Ok, y'all. Bath time. Seriously. She loves it...especially in the sink. Can't explain it!
  • She gives the best, best, best kisses in the world. Sloppy wet ones.
  • She makes strolls desirable. She has such a wonderful ability to brighten the days of everyone who sees her smile. Because, if you smile at her, she'll smile at you.

J & I are so unbelievably blessed to have a daughter who is able to bring joy to *seriously* EVERYONE. She is the most amazing little gift in the whole world.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Layla Grows {7 months}


baby girl is now seven months old. i can.not.believe.it. she is growing so fast.
she turned seven months last week but due to the cold and the rainy weather this last week i haven't been able to take any pictures in her room! 
the sun finally showed itself this morning so i took a few shots!

we finally were able to pull out the cold weather clothes and i got really excited.
it's fun to dress myself in fall clothes and even more fun to dress a baby.

layla is having so much fun talking and singing.
she lovesloveloves giving mommy kisses. and mommy loves those kisses.
these kisses are sloppy wet kisses.
the best kind.
she is on the VERGE of crawling.
she has figured out every single way to get across a room.
except for crawling.
she'll get there though.
she is on the go go go all the time and i love it.
she can now high five.
we {her daddy} have been working on this for..well...seven months.

i am so proud of my little girl.
she is such an amazing little girl and is blessing so many people.
seven months old. wow.

love you, baby girl.


Casey featured my headbands on her blog today.
she and her beautiful baby girl look so pretty wearing them!
Thank you, Casey!


Friday, September 2, 2011

rejoicing while we wait

It is such a beautiful thing to see a child rejoicing. 
It is even more beautiful when that child is your child. 

I know that Layla is just seven months old but there is something so right and so pure about her spirit. 
I guess that is why the term "child like faith" is so endearing.

One her favorite activities is to swing {fly}. It's so inspiring. 

I think we have been to the park 5 times in the last week and a half just to watch her swing. In fact, we are even planning to buy a bucket swing for our back yard. 

I may enjoy it just as much as she does.

For all of you who read this post...thank you.
Thank you for reading, for praying, for listening, for replying.
My story is continuing to be written and answers are being provided daily.
Now we wait. And we rejoice as we wait.

 "After all we have experienced in our lives and all that we have experienced since this started, God has been faithful through it all, and He has brought peace, strength, and been the source of many joys and triumphs amidst uncertainty and difficult circumstances.  He has never left our side, and He never will.  I pray that you will find peace and just continue to trust that the Lord is in control of this.  As much as you or I want to be in control, we can never compare to what He is able to do. Have faith in that and find peace that we are all in His merciful, loving hands.  It will be ok." 
-words from a hurting loved one 

John 16:33  " I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulation.  But take heart; I have overcome the world."  

I pray that this may be an encouragement for those of you that are also facing difficulties and that you are able to rejoice as you wait.


I'm linking up with Casey today. Please be praying for she and her family as they mourn the loss of their baby. Casey was twelve weeks pregnant.