nine months…

today, this little pumpkin is NINE MONTHS OLD!!! {insert huge sad face here}
IMG_5639i can’t believe how fast the last few months have gone. i think having children just fast forwards your life. i remember when a month used to feel like an eternity. and now a month feels like three blinks.

emersyn has been a little well, lazy, errr…on ‘her own schedule’ you could say. weston and kennadie were on the move at 4 months old, crawling before they could sit up, and walking at 9 months. let’s just say emy does not feel the need to follow suit. 😉 but this month she did make some huge strides! i think she woke up one day and decided…today’s the day i’m going to grow up! two teeth popped out and she was on the move! she’s been army crawling for a month or so, and sitting for a while, but now she’s cruising the house and just started standing up against things. she gets this smirk as soon as she gets up. it’s pretty good.

she’s also fallen head over heels for her daddy lately. the whole world stops when he walks in the door. and let me tell you…it’s been a long time comin! needless to say, she’s got him riiiight where she wants him. {wrapped tightly around her tiny little finger}

here are some quick snaps from this morning…and as i tell her….i seriously couldn’t love her more. ❤

xo, marley

a letter to my boy.

weston joseph,

my first. my only boy. my heart.

well my dude, where do i begin?

it’s hard to believe you’ll be blowing out nine candles in just a few short months. time just seems to soar by me, leaving me with a million smiles, uncountable memories, and a slight (huge) dream that time will slow down. just a tiny bit. (okay maybe a lot)

i’m so grateful god chose you to be the one that made me a mommy. you’ve taught me so much and continue teaching me, guiding me, and loving me through all my faults. so lovingly making sure i know your unfaltering love for me.

you continue to blow me away in this new transition. a new life, a new state, a temporary home, a new school, with new people, and a whole new set of hurdles. ones you jump with pride and perfect execution. today i met with your teacher who sat and praised you for every second of all 29 minutes i was there. beyond your reading level, math grades, and test scores, she told me stories on stories of how you are helpful, compassionate, brave and friendly. how you seemed to mold right in with people and always seem to find common ground. always including anyone who looks lonely, lost or in need of some attention. confident, but not cocky. happy and laughing, and always making people smile. i sat with a giant smile on my face as she settled all the fears i had in moving here.

but really, none of that surprised me. that’s exactly who you are. you are selfless, bold, honest, smart, and you love this life and make the best of everything you possibly can. words cannot nearly describe the pride i have in being your mom. truly.

i love you, forever. to the moon and back. to infinity and beyond.

thank you, for guiding me and daddy, teaching us how to be parents, and being the definition of true love.

xo, mom.

photo credit: kathryn riley photography
photo credit: kathryn riley photography