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despite my best efforts

Despite my best efforts, Birdy grew a little bigger over the summer. 

chubbier in person

This afternoon we gave her a few of her favorite things —

the outdoors.

a blanket.

her sisters.

her belly.

her toys.

and the animal kingdom.

birdy + columbus

It's her favorite place to be and she's so content…so content in fact that I could wander around a bit with my film camera, while she sat happily on the blanket watching chickens, grabbing fist-fulls of hair from a passing cat, getting a quick snuggle from one of her sisters. 

Birdy + her biggest fan

Though this time, while I was wandering, she managed to inch off the blanket and "weed" the clover. And taste it, and drool over it, and tuck it away in neck rolls, and trails of drool down chins, down onesies and clenched in tight little chubby fists.

some day i'll tell her

I know I say it with each passing stage, but this is so my favorite age. 

And you'll probably hear me say it again in a few weeks….

Despite my best efforts, Birdy grew a little bigger over the summer. 

chubbier in person

This afternoon we gave her a few of her favorite things —

the outdoors.

a blanket.

her sisters.

her belly.

her toys.

and the animal kingdom.

birdy + columbus

It's her favorite place to be and she's so content…so content in fact that I could wander around a bit with my film camera, while she sat happily on the blanket watching chickens, grabbing fist-fulls of hair from a passing cat, getting a quick snuggle from one of her sisters. 

Birdy + her biggest fan

Though this time, while I was wandering, she managed to inch off the blanket and "weed" the clover. And taste it, and drool over it, and tuck it away in neck rolls, and trails of drool down chins, down onesies and clenched in tight little chubby fists.

some day i'll tell her

I know I say it with each passing stage, but this is so my favorite age. 

And you'll probably hear me say it again in a few weeks….

18 comments on “despite my best efforts”

  1. If only we could preserve each stage just a bit longer. I loved every minute by minute by minute – still do and he’s 18! Enjoy every moment.

  2. I love those days where at least one child is perfectly content. When more than one is it is almost heaven! Then if you let me walk around and take pictures…well then Mommy is on cloud 9. Also your girls are beautiful!

  3. My guy is 5 & a half months & equally delicious! They’re like a drug at this age! He is also an inveterate grass/leaf/sand eater. Good for their systems!

  4. Me too! Definitely my favorite age – after the “4th trimester” newborn stage and before the “into everything/can’t take your eyes off ’em for a nanosecond” stage. So glad she turned out to be a happy girl after her fussy start!

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