Family Pictures: August

Remember how Husband and I had this great idea to take family pictures every month? Then we failed for June and July? Those months just went by so fast! Wasn't the Fourth of July just, like, a week ago? But, it was worth the wait, because these are my favorite pictures thus far. So many Wade smiles!

They're not perfect (duh!), that's what you get when you have a super novice photographer and trying to take pictures with a remote. There were several that Husband and I looked better in, but Wade cuteness always beats out us looking dumb (like me fixing my hair in the first one).

fixing my hair a family on a sidewalk dad being silly heisman baby scrunchie face and daddy looking off with mom walking with mom saying hi to Stella sitting on the blanket with stella family on the blanket big wade smiles

This was the first time I was able to catch any of Wade's new scrunchie face, I'm sure I love it more than anyone else (excluding Husband, of course), but every time I see it my inside giggle.

This edition of family pics was a definite success!

Oh, and this kid is getting up on his knees:
   big wade smiles


Diary of Wade: 8 months

Wade here.


I love these glasses - they're a toy that mom puts right on my face.

This month I've been playing and discovering and getting my hands on everything I can.

I'm still playing with this same play gym, this thing has gotten it's use. I'm using it differently - now it's my standing post.

standing at my play gym

Or sometimes I like to use my feet to push it around.

feet on my play gym

And one time this happened:

knocked my playgym over
This is my favorite toy. It's a food tin - makes the best drum. Stella and I keep stealing it back from one another.

this is my favorite toy

I love my tower bowls too. Mom stacks them up a hundred times a day for me to knock down. She would be so bored without me.

mom picks these up for me all day long

I finally grabbed my car window butterfly. Now whenever I'm in the car I keep a hand on it. Sometimes two.

I can grab the butterfly

And I got my hands on a strainer during a bath.

I can grab the strainer

And my diapers. I pull these out a few times a day.

I can grab the diapers

And I played with the vacuum.

playing with the vaccum

So many toys!

so many toys

This is how mom and I get ready in the morning:

playing in the mirror

I've started riding in the cart - which helps me make even more friends at the grocery store.

riding in the cart

We went on a road trip this month so mom let me bring along some toys that I usually only play with at home. This is my frog piano - I liked to kick it to the end of my car seat, where mom couldn't take it from me, and play it with my feet.

we went on a roadtrip

I'm still working on crawling. Not there yet, but I can still move around pretty good. Good enough that Dad can't keep up.

sleeping on dad

And good enough that I keep getting stuck:

legs out of crib

Mom had to use some vaseline one time - that was not cool! Other than that I love my crib. I get to wiggle and move and screech to my hearts content.

legs out of crib while awake

When I do finally fall sleep I love snuggling my blankets.

legs out of crib haha

We went to the county fair to celebrate today. All the animals were just lying around, so I entertained myself with the tag on my stroller - I'm getting big enough to finally reach it. And mom let me try cotton candy - now that's celebrating! Maybe I'll finish my day off celebrating by sleeping through the night...

Naw, mom would miss me too much if she didn't see me all night.