Thursday, May 16, 2013

A picture is worth a 1000 words

 Malia is now 6.5 months old.  Where has the time gone?  It seems like just yesterday we brought her home.  We were so nervous and so unaware of what laid ahead.  We have learned so much as a family.  I have truly loved every single moment with this little lady.  I know that sounds ridiculous, every single moment, but that is my true sentiment.  I believe I have an amazing trifecta - an "easy" baby, an incredibly supportive husband and an attitude of gratitude for all that God has provided.  Knowing that I was made for this job, being Malia's mom, has brought such clarity, purpose and focus into my life.  Of course, there have still been struggles and challenges.  Finding time to be a wife, making date night a priority, realizing how selfish and self-centered I have lived my life up to this point, keeping up with anything other than the day to day (including this blog that hasn't been touched for months).  I so am grateful though to have friends and family who understand these struggles and are willing to walk through this crazy life with us.  Thank you! Now, on to the fun stuff!!

The last 3 months have been filled with many firsts for Malia, and apparently a whole of pictures!  I am so looking forward to lifetime of firsts with this girl.   

First plane ride to Dallas, TX
First time meeting Great Grandma, it was love at first sight!

First time being with both Grandma and Great Grandma

First time wearing Jordans

Jordans with a dress and leggings

Four month old baby

First time sleeping in her crib (not looking too happy about it!)

First time eating rice cereal

First time meeting her buddy Harley

First time driving through the Columbia River Gorge

First time at Multnomah Falls

First time at the Chinese Gardens

First time to the Rose Garden for "Queen Malia"

First time taking Floyd to the dog wash

First time swinging at the park

First time meeting her other buddy Fritz

First time at the Tulip festival with her buddy Grace

First time at Silver Falls

First Easter

First time meeting the Easter bunny (she was very excited)

5 month old picture

First time in her play center (thanks Scott and April)

First time sleeping on her belly

First time pic with all her mom's group friends

First time in the yard with Floyd and Sugar

First time sitting up on her own

First time wearing a fun summer dress

6 month pictures

First time on mom and dad's new comforter

First time on the beach at the Santa Monica Pier

First time dipping her toes in the ocean with Dad

First MLB game, go Angels!

First In-N-Out experience

First time swimming

First time in Disneyland

First time at Newport Beach
Made her first Mother's Day card with Dad

First time celebrating her Dad's birthday