Wednesday, May 18, 2011

8 Months



It didn't take long before he decided to crawl away.

(This picture makes me want to kiss those cheeks!!)

How about I take the pictures?


I am amazed at what a little person Jayden has become.

He laughs when we laugh, even if he doesn't know why we are laughing.

He's developing a sense of humor. It's so cool to see what he thinks is funny.

He plays with really PLAYS with them...not just picks things up and puts them in his mouth. (Although that's still very appealing.) I am in awe everytime I watch him playing with toys and babbling to himself or making noises.

He's so smart and I love to watch him figure out how things work. Even if it means we have to add more baby-proofing.

He dances....which KILLS ME. It's so ridiculously cute. He will do it if I sing and dance with him, or sometimes when I'm just playing music he likes.

If he is in the living room and I come in and sit down on the couch with food, he immediately comes over to me with his mouth open, ready to have a bite of whatever I'm having.

He understands what the word "no" means. A few times he's even stopped what he was doing when I said it.

When he doesn't get his way, he has a fake cry. It involves squinting his eyes and whining. It's adorable.

Is it weird that the pincer grip is one of my favorite milestones so far? I think it's because I love his little fingers so much. I bought him some Plum organic puffs just to watch him do it!

The kids taught him that it's funny to knock over a building made of blocks. The kids now make block structures all over the place for him to knock over. He loves it.

He's very mobile. And has discovered he can climb to reach things.

Climbing to get his pacifiers:

We had to put gates up!

He loves the cats. He lights up when they come into the room. Unfortunately, they don't love him. In fact, they seem to be terrified of him.

He's all over the place and very busy, but he's still a sweet little cuddle bug.

He gets up very early in the morning and when he does, he comes into bed with us for a couple hours. He snuggles right in and I love it. Someday when he is older, I think it's those times that I will miss the most. 

I love this little man.


  1. That face, and that smile! So precious!!! He looks so very happy, and your happiness is just oozing off the page...

  2. What a cutie! As always, I love the diaper shots. Cloth bums are so adorable.

    Such a happy baby- you guys are doing a great job!

  3. I don't think it's possible for him to be any more gorgeous!

    I still love watching my 16 month old picking things up. Her hads still have the baby chub and I want to bite them constantly!

  4. Jayden is so cute I could just die. I want to just give him a squeeze!! Can't wait for his and Miss A's wedding :)

  5. He is beautiful Lisa. You are so blessed. I just love his smile.

  6. Goodness! I could have swore the last pictures I saw was a three month pic. If it's flying by for me it must be flying by at super sonic speeds for you!

    He's absolutely adorable :)

  7. So precious! I can't believe he's 8 months old already!

  8. I love this post and can't wait for Saturday!!! He is soooo going to get squeezed when I see him!

  9. So precious! I know that's already been said, but it is the truth! He's just so adorable!

  10. What a handsome little man! Happy eight months, Jayden!

  11. How lucky you all are. AndI love the snuggles too... Sometimes I let Meg pretend she's still asleep when we're running late just so I can hold her.

  12. He is so cute! He looks so happy too! Isn't it amazing how fast they really do grow up! I'm not ready for this!!

  13. Oh my goodness, he is just growing up so fast. I just love this little guy <3

  14. He is SO CUTE!! Its crazy how mobile that is! I'm glad Mark isn't able to do all that yet! I'm not ready! :)

  15. I just came across your blog...what an adorable guy you have there! As an adoptee myself, I know how special it is. Love the picture with the cats! Cheers!