Saturday, you officially turned 10 months old. It’s been a fun month (with some bumps and bruises along the way), but most of them have been pretty expected.
It was a pretty gloomy day, so the best place I could find to take your picture was the kitchen. But, we made it work. Sort of.
You are constantly moving now, which makes getting anything more that one small part of you in focus a challenge. Okay, well at least for me. See one eye in focus, the other one, not. Well, 50% isn’t terrible, I guess.
Fortunately, you still look at the camera, except when the cat is around. Maybe I need to get a cat for the front of my camera.
Well, maybe not. Turns out the camera is just as interesting as the cat…for you to grab.
But, then if I’m sneaky, I can still focus in on you and get a really great shot of your eyes…and those wispy hairs that go across your eyes. They kill me. And the fact that it’s starting to turn a little blond like mommy’s was back in the day? Pretty sweet.
It’s okay if you take a break to eat my lens cap, too. It’s really not that important…plus I get your eyes again. Which, by the way, I thought were blue, but now I have no idea. You’ll probably end up with brown eyes, too.
Then, I have to pick you and reposition you for the millionth time. You are fast and in my lap before I can even sit all the way back down. But, I caught a glimpse of all of those chompers. And, you like to chomp them.
Then, because I really have no idea what I’m doing, I let you pull up on me and stand up. And, I stand up, too and get those wispys out of your eyes for a second and you give me an awesome smile. But, my camera is just too slow with this lighting. I’m calling it a win, though, because non-profesionals can take blurry pictures of their kid and call them cute.
At some point, you also pulled up on the chair and started a little spill. I caught that, too, but we’ll pretend the image doesn’t exist, cool? Because after you recovered, you crawled over to the window (another non-professional prop) and looked back and mommy. A little pink to your cheeks and those wispys are back again. Just the right amount of eye twinkle, too. Yep, totally planned that and I know just want I did to achieve it. Ha.
And then, like that, you announced you were done. You turned to look out the window and took a chomp on the molding. Like I mentioned, you chomp on everything. (We are fortunate that our house is young enough to not have lead paint because you love to eat the windows and that would be terrible if it did.)
These last 10 months sure have flown by. And, just for the record, you like to eat. You love ravioli and squash and sweet potatoes and green beans and yogurt and fruit and applesauce and chicken and well, a lot of foods. And, you like the milk straight from the mommy tap. No bottles for you. So you are quite the momma’s girl. And I’m totally fine with it (well, like 95% of the time!).
Happy 10 months E. Maybe we’ll splurge for your birthday and get you some proper pictures.