Happy 6th Birthday, Edison!

Edison has been waiting to be six years old for his entire life. Or so it seems. If he saw me looking at my calendar he would ask, "Are you looking at my birthday?" As March approached and I was occasionally on the page that said March 27th, he would peek over at the page and a smile would creep across his face. Edison plays hard and has so much energy. He basically takes whatever is given to him and never complains. I had to grab a rotten orange slice out of his hands as it was headed for his mouth. He was going to shrug his shoulders and eat it because he is so chill. His physical, mental, and emotional growth is astounding. He definitely has a limit to that growth and when he is done, he is done, but he is usually very willing to play, include others, and learn. I admire so much about this little boy. Sam and I regularly discuss how Edison is so cool. He is very charismatic but does not seem to notice that others are drawn to him. He is happy with whatever is going on around him right then and does not concern himself with anything else.


Mei's Moments (6 Months)

Weight: 16 pounds, 10 ounces
Length: 26 inches

Someone at the gym today said to me, "I just had a baby..." and I interrupted and said, "Me, too!" Then we figured out that she had a baby eight weeks ago and I realized that the baby I "just" had is actually six months old. She still seems very young to me. Maybe because she is not sitting or crawling yet. My Mei Obsession continues.

Such a ham. She cannot help but smile if someone smiles at her.

I love the shape of her upside-down eyes.

Still eating anything near her face.

Sleeping through Sunday School

She loves sneaking peeks at the television.

I think Mei likes Declan as much as he likes her.

Matching with Mommy

First time sitting in the cart! Still a struggle.

Grocery shopping with four kids gets me a lot of looks from other people.

Oh, Daddy. Always up to no good!

"Who is that baby on the screen?"

Cannot sit alone but she loves to be sitting!

"Mei: I'd smooch you all day and all night. I'd wake up early and bright, bright, bright. I'd turn on a light to see your beautiful face. So cute, chubby cheeks, cute little eyes, little Mei ears to hear brothers laughter. I love you so much. Why oh oh too cute. With love, Alex."

Many naps are taken in the stroller while we are out and about.

Favorite naps happen with Mommy in the big bed though!

Beach babe

I love this outfit the most.

Declan is so kind to share. But I put a stop to it quickly. I am trying to keep Mei away from screens as much as possible.

Cuddling with her bro.

Spending every spare moment at the park.

Want more Mei? She...
...rolled from her back to her belly for the first time (2/13) and belly to back for the first time (2/21).
...has not tried any foods yet but that will happen soon.
...is becoming so aware of what is going on around her but I keep ignoring it because I want to think of her as the baby for a long, long time.
...nurses seven times a day. The first and last time of each day is usually much longer. She normally sleeps 9pm-7am but sometimes likes to come visit me around 1am or 5am because she misses me so much.

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