seriously, i can't believe that we're already celebrating your half birthday! you'll learn quickly that birthdays are a BIG deal to your mama, so we celebrate half birthdays around here too. (:
at your 6 month check up you weighed 17#10oz, measured 26.8" long! what a big boy you're getting to be.
in this past month you stayed with Mimi and Papa (and Mere) for your longest stay away from mama and daddy-o yet (for the crazy Palmetto 200). you also (ad)ventured to St. Augustine, FL for a reunion with 2 of mama's very best friends, aunt Melissa and aunt Carolyn. you're a little beach bum. you hung out in the sun (well, under the umbrella) with us girls for hours, took a dip in the chilly ocean (and didn't mind that it was cool) and were a champ in the heated pool! i can't wait for our very first summer together -- swimming pool dates at honey's and gram's, tractor rides with OD and Pop, daily walks with mama, lunch dates at the park with daddy-o, and so much more.
you are on.the.move! you like to roll and roll and roll. on Haley's birthday (May 5) you actually sat by yourself for the very first time! it was only for a few seconds, but since then you've gotten much better (by May 17 you've really gotten the hang of it).
Learn to like what doesn’t cost much. Learn to like reading, conversation, music. Learn to like plain food, plain service, plain cooking. Learn to like fields, trees, brooks, hiking, rowing, climbing hills. Learn to like people even though some of them may be different… Different from you. Learn to like to work and the satisfaction doing your job as well as it can be done. Learn to like the song of birds, the companionship of dogs. Learn to like gardening, puttering around the house, and fixing things. Learn to like the sunrise and sunset, the beating of rain on the roof and windows, and the gentle fall of snow on a winter day. Learn to keep your wants simple and refuse to be controlled by the likes and dislikes of others.