Tuesday, May 28, 2013

8 Months Old!

Hey all,

Yep, you read that right. Declan is 8 months old. (I'm a little late with this post, but excited, nonetheless!)

Sweet boy,

You are such a blessing to us. We love you more and more each day. We continue to marvel at your progress and just love seeing your personality come out more and more! 

He fell asleep watching a movie with mama and dada.

Mr. Turtle, he is such a silly boy!

Love this sweet, but mischievous-looking grin.

Here's a video of Sophie and Declan playing together. :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nwzqYAEgsyQ

You like:

  • Crawling! You love getting into everything and I mean everything!
  • Cruising and Standing! You are standing independently longer and longer each time. You will be walking in no time!
  • Elephants---on one of our recent Target runs, you just had to have a little blue stuffed elephant. Lucky for us, you are a bargain hunter like your mama and it was only $5! ;)
  • Music---You will stop everything when the theme music for most shows comes on. Good examples of this would be:  The Office, Bobby's World, and The Amazing Spiderman animated series. You love music and enjoy just sitting and listening.
  • Spending time with mommy and daddy. You love for us all to be together.
  • Food, you love to eat!
  • Snuggles with mommy and daddy.
  • Playing with Sophie.
  • Playing with mommy and daddy.
  • Playing with everything, but your toys.
  • Blowing spit bubbles.
  • Playing peek-a-boo

You dislike:

  • Diaper/clothing changes. (Some days are better than others!)
  • Having things taken away.
  • You have started showing signs of separation anxiety more. :(
  • Loud noises
  • You HATE bath time. We had a power outage that made that worse. Dada was just about to put you in the tub and the lights went out. It was quite a surprise. You cried and peed all over him! lol. A night we will never forget. It seems to have made you dislike the tub even more. :(
  • Being told no.


  • Your coordination and balance is getting much better. You are standing independently longer. You really enjoy holding mommy's hands and walking. We are sure you will be walking soon!
  • You love to eat. You even swiped a piece of baked okra from mommy's plate last night! It seems you want to eat more foods and faster than your teeth want to come in! :/
  • As I said, you are still teething and those teeth are still hiding!
  • No new words...but you are saying mama and dada more often! :)

We are so thrilled to be your parents. You bring such joy to our lives. We love you so much!


Mama and Dada


  1. He's really growing up on you. :)

  2. Gosh, how time flies - you will be so glad you have this record of him as he grows. Re the bath thing, have you thought of getting a different shaped/coloured plastic large bowl and letting him play with it empty and then with a little water etc until he sees getting into it as fun?? just a suggestion - and what would I know! Good luck

  3. Such sweet pictures! Can't believe how fast time flies!


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