Saturday, January 14, 2017

charlie, nine months.

Dear Charlie-

Here you are, nine months old. You have been a whirlwind of changes this month! You still have your funny little crawl but you can flat out fly across the floor regardless. You are everywhere and into everything these days. Our Christmas tree somehow managed to avoid your curiosity this year, but the lights- not so lucky.

Angela Zuill Photography: January &emdash;

You're a tiny explorer. There are so many things for you to look under and in. You are putting some milage on that little walker that Molly loaned us. It's so useful in getting to you to the next thing to poke your finger into or get underneath.

Angela Zuill Photography: January &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: January &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: January &emdash;

You have the cutest little top tooth peeking through your gums. It sure gave us some sleepless night when it was making its appearance, so I'm not really in a hurry for the other cute top tooth. You still love to wave and you make the sweetest little kissing sounds with your mouth- especially when you see Gus the cat walk by. You've finally mastered a sippy cup. You know how to shake your head no. I'm sure that skill is going to come in handy, ha. You stood unassisted for a couple of seconds one day, but as soon as you realized what you were doing you slowly lowered that cute little booty to the floor. Karen & Jonathan gave you the sweetest little baby doll for Christmas. We'll say "Charlie, can you give your baby love?", and you do. Your cousin Ella Grace used to "love" her baby the same way and it just melts me.

Angela Zuill Photography: January &emdash;

You had a headful of hair when you were born, but over the months it slowly dwindled down to those two adorable curls on the sides of your head. Finally though, the rest is starting to play catch-up! We think you might turn into a little blonde!

Angela Zuill Photography: January &emdash;

You're not particularly chatty overall most days, but there's one word that seems to be on repeat- "Da! Da!". You'll crawl to the bottom of the stairs and call it out until he comes out from his office to give you attention. Daddy's girl for sure.

Angela Zuill Photography: January &emdash;

You've got both of the boys in this house wrapped around your finger. It's pretty amusing to watch actually. They will do whatever you want them to do to keep you entertained. I've never seen so many dance parties, and they'll push you around the house on your little rhino until their backs give out.

Angela Zuill Photography: January &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: January &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: January &emdash;

Henry has decided to start educating you early about the important things in life. Even when's he not furthering your Lego education, he'll still pull you up on his lap for a little story time. He's amazing.

Angela Zuill Photography: January &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: January &emdash;

You saw your first snow this month! Unfortunately we were all too sick with respiratory infections to really enjoy it, but Henry made sure you (and Layla) got a good look from the kitchen window.

Angela Zuill Photography: January &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: January &emdash;

You are slowly (and thankfully) starting to warm up to the people in our circle. Karen was the first one to convince you and the rest are slowly being allowed in as well. Your Gaga is so happy about that. She and Pappy came over last week to celebrate her birthday and they were covered up in grandchildren all night.

Angela Zuill Photography: January &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: January &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: January &emdash;

While they were here you were definitely showing off a little. Where's Charlie?

Angela Zuill Photography: January &emdash;

It's been a little cold/wet outside for us to venture out there for 9 month photos, so this month we tried something a little different and you thought it was a great idea!

Angela Zuill Photography: January &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: January &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: January &emdash;

Happy nine months, our sweet Charlie girl! We love you and are so lucky to watch you grow!

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