This is my favorite turning point during the first year of development. The fifth month is when my baby starts feeling like a BABY and less like a newborn. He started doing so many amazing things in a matter weeks. It seemed like everyday I would notice something new and fun about him. Graham is our more chill child…. but he also has a habit of panicking. It sounds like a contradiction, right? He’s so observant and relaxed but when he does decide to get upset, it sounds like he’s hyper-ventilating! Evy would SHRIEK and he has a PANIC cry. I don’t think either type of cry is pleasant but it’s so interesting to see how different our kids are in the small and the big ways.
Now, I’m just going to warn you right now…. this post is massive. If you’re new here, you should know that my blog is like my online scrapbook of our life. So, when I’m creating these blog posts, I’m thinking along the lines of “what do I want to remember” and not “how can I curate this perfectly”. This post is overflowing with images and memories from our family’s 5th month with Baby Graham and it makes me wish that summer would last forever. This was a big month for all of us. Evy started school, Graham got a tooth, started sitting up and lost his hair. We made a lot of memories with so many different friends and we watched our little guy grow in amazing ways. Here are some memories that I don’t want to forget:
Here are some of my FAVORITE pictures from life during Graham’s fifth month! They may not all include him but it shows what we were up to!!
We’re realizing….Harper is a HAM! Graham is terrified! We love this place so much! Even though it’s A LOT of work to get our crew there.
I just realized that Evy is swimming in her underwear. LOL.
All of the grandbabies!
This was the month where his hair really fell out except for a band of dark patchy hair on the back of his head… so we shaved it off! And it grew back EVEN … and BLONDE!
Self-feeding life jackets!
The most FAKE smiles I’ve ever seen!
Happy birthday grandaddy!!!
Their new favorite way to get out energy.
And then when we call their names, they act like they’re asleep!
Labor day with friends!
One of my favorites!
Covered in chalk!
Look at Evy’s smile… oh my goodness.
Oh Evy…. she tries so hard to love him… it’s just a little too much.
And she’s totally oblivious to it all….
She likes to write in her “journal” like momma does!
She’s so sweet and so feisty!
Morning smoothies with Mimi!
We had a pool and pizza night for Nexus volunteers from our church!
We’re in this phase….
And this phase…..
Micah said “KK, take a picture of me and my momma”. What a dream. Not sure what made him do it but I wish Evy would try it! ha!
Evy is still in an aggressive hugging phase….
This beautiful day way unlike any wedding I have ever photographed before. It’s hard to put into words how powerful and inspiring it was.
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