8 months

My sweet Franklin turned 8 months old today. We had some time before church (a first) so I took him outside to capture some 8 month shots. On his actual day! Hurray! 

Here come all the cliches..... 

.....But it is true, words can not describe how much I love this boy. He makes all of us in this house so incredibly happy. So many people that know him (or meet him) say they can tell there is something truly special about him. He has a kind spirit. He is as happy as they come. And he is a total joy to be around. I couldn't have asked for a better third baby. Even though we have more children now, he brings a greater calm and peace to our house that it almost seems, dare I say, easier than before. We love our bright blue eyed handsome little boy, so so much.

At eight months Frankie is:
as squirmy as can be
crawling all over the place (i call him my little explorer)
pulling himself up on furniture
eating solids like a champ
still nursing like a champ
sleeping 12+ hours every night
napping 3 hours twice a day

He loves taking showers with his siblings and kicks and squeals in excitement as we undress him and turn the shower on. He is perfectly content crawling and exploring all over the house. He loves playing with toy cars and pushing and chasing balls around the house (a true boy). He grunts when he sees someone eating and wants some for himself. Loves to sleep and gets excited when we get him ready to go in his crib. Loves his family and gives the best 'welcome home' grins. He has two bottom teeth. Loves to give kisses. And I know I am biased, but seriously guys, it is hard to think of anything negative to say about this kid. He is a happy dude. It's the best, and we all feel so lucky to have him in our family. 


Sara said...

His eyes are unreal! Such a beautiful boy.

Nikki Yorgason said...

I am so jealous of how well he sleeps!! How did you sleep train him? Elijah still gets up 1-4 times a night. Killer. I need your expertise!

Frankie is adorable!