Olive | 7 months

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Seven months already!  I can’t believe it!  I think this is one of my favorite chalkboard months yet.  It took me two days to come up with it, I personally like #3.  I took this photo by myself too.  In the past I would have my husband stand guard so she wouldn’t roll off but this time I felt confident that we could do it with out him and we succeeded!  I had just finished the blanket shown in this picture too.  I have been taking a sewing class and this was my first project.  It’s made from scraps of our clothes, a pair of pajama pants from high school, a pair of plaid, wool pants from Abercrombie & Fitch I bought when I was a junior in high school, my fat pants (the first pair of jeans I bought after having Olive) and my husband’s dress shirt.  On the back I did a buttery yellow, super soft fabric.  I love it and so does she. You can also notice that Olive is wearing her pajamas, we have pajama Monday and these are just plain cute jammies!  I loved that she turned around in the chair to show me her kitty butt!!  So big and so funny and so smart!

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I had her 7 month photos taken my my dear friend Anne at ALM Photography.  I wanted to do something different, I have been trying to take her photos for weeks now.  I’d get her into position but the second I’d put my camera up in front of my face she’d get distracted.  So it was nice to have someone else pushing the button.  Plus I love Anne’s studio!  The photo of Olive standing was a re-creation of a photo of me, we are wearing the same shoes in the photos.  My mom just told me though that I was 10 months in my photo not 6-8 months like I thought.

We are into month eight now and wowza, what a difference!  Teething is a nightmare!


Olive | 6 months

My little Olive is turning into a big Olive.  She was 6 months on the 29th of July and I am shocked at how fast this 6 months has gone.  Everyone told us “it goes so fast” and I believed them but I really can’t believe how fast it does go.  She has this personality that makes me laugh and tear up everyday.  I see so much of both of us in her that I imagine what kind of child she will be.  I forget about lists I have, responsibilities I have when I look at her, nothing else matters.  I know that she is the greatest thing Steve and I have done, if we never go on to do anything “great” in our own lives I know that we created a pretty special human.  I have been struggling with the dynamic of family recently.  I have been handed a very difficult task of forgive and forget and I am finding it very hard to do either let alone both.  But with that I know that I want Olive to forgive and forget so I am trying to set good examples and find some peace with in the hell.  I want her family to be everything I always wanted and it’s my job to make sure she gets that.  I wonder what the next 6 months will bring?  Besides walking, some words and snow! yuck!  Looking forward is all I can do right now and right now we are planning for the big year one!_MG_0147web