baby grace, or "susanna ballerina", is six months old. it seems that she must have been feeling very big on the eve of her birthday, because she suddenly pulled herself up to standing at the couch. i continue to feel resistance towards her growing, but i can't deny that she just keeps getting more & more fun. last week she started jabbering in little syllables (not just excited screeching and squealing anymore, although that was adorable too). i snapped these photos on her birthday, the 26th.
this little one is sheer joy bundled in soft, beautiful, and irresistable packing. it is such a blessing to have a happy baby that lights up whenever she meets your eyes. it's often said that the mother sets the mood for the home, but brock and i have observed that it is mostly impossible to be unhappy when you have a happy baby in the home.