half a cake for half a year

our sweet little man is 6 months old!  in honor of completing his first half-year, i made half a cake yesterday and we invited family over to help us celebrate.



we also attempted feeding beckett some rice cereal for the first time.  it was largely unsuccessful.  he was much more interested in the bowl than what was actually in it.  he is really close to sitting up on his own, and i think crawling will soon follow.  we need to childproof stat!

5 months

that’s how old my teeny tiny newborn baby is – except he’s not so teeny tiny and he’s definitely not a newborn any longer.  i hate how quickly he’s growing, but i love seeing him change and learn.  lately, it seems to be something new each day.  he’s now flipping over, both back to front and front to back, squealing {some might call it screaming}, and loves his feet.  putting him to bed is my favorite time of day – jared is home and beckett gets super giggly.  i’m still up with him about once a night, but he’s sleeping in stretches as long as 6 – 8 hours, which is heaven compared to the beginning.

he is officially mobile now.  i laid him on his playmat the other day and went into the kitchen for a minute, and when i came back he had rolled 2 feet from where i had put him.  he cannot be unattended any longer without putting him in a confined space.  how did we get here so fast?  i looked through some pictures today of when he was born and shortly thereafter, and he looked so tiny.  sometimes when i pick him up from a nap, i could swear he’s gained 5 pounds and grown 4 inches from when i laid him down.

for you mamas with wee ones, enjoy every little second.  it goes in a flash.