This month on the 5th we celebrated Daniel’s birthday and on the 11th we celebrated our 14th anniversary! We got to spend some together at The Dolphin Bay Resort in Pismo Beach while my mom watched Everly for us. We spent our time relaxing in the pool, hot tub, and tried out the sauna. We also got massages and ordered lots of room service. It was such an amazing retreat with my love! On the 8th, Everly turned 9 months old. The photo at the top is a 9 month in and 9 month out photo! It’s such an exciting time with her right now. She’s been standing on her own without holding on and getting closer to taking her first steps. She’s been dancing a lot and it’s been so fun seeing her love for music already. Her favorite is still Raffi and we play a live concert for her every morning and she’s glued the whole time. She loves being in the room when Dan is recording music in the studio. When she hears a catchy beat she likes she wiggles side to side and makes cute sounds with her voice. I can’t wait to see what she gets into as she grows. I’ve been doing a lot of DIY projects lately and having fun twinning with my girl. A couple fun projects have been some tie dyeing and denim distressing with some of mine and Everly’s clothes. I’ve also brought out some more of my old baby clothes and have been dressing Everly up and taking pictures of her in them. My favorite are the vintage Levi’s! We’ve been enjoying family walks together lately and I just keep thinking we’re living some of the best days of our lives right now. We always hear people saying that their favorite and most precious times with their kids are when they are babies. I can definitely say that it’s true for us and we couldn’t be more thankful.
This has been an exciting month! Everly started officially crawling on the 4th and on the 8th she turned 8 months old. She’s been standing up a ton while holding on to her crib and we’ve been placing her play pin in front of the piano so she can play and stand at the same time. She loves it! She’s also learned how to balance herself and walk around while pushing a walker stroller. She’s clapping and dancing a lot and loves Raffi music! Her favorite songs are “Apples and Bananas,” “Baby Beluga,” and “Down By The Bay.” I love watching her bob up and down and side to side with the cutest two-teeth smile ever. It brings back some pretty sweet memories from when I was little, listening to the same songs.
We got to celebrate our first Valentine’s Day with our sweet girl! Daniel and I have been going to Solvang every year on Valentine’s Day since we’ve been dating and this year marked our 17th one together. On our very first Valentine’s Day in 2004, we went to the park and laid down on a blanket and snapped a picture of ourselves. So we took Everly to the same exact spot and took a photo together. I love making memories together and can’t wait for Everly to see all these special photos one day. We’ve had so much fun with our little bird lately!