Monday, July 30, 2012


by far the greatest of them all. it's a love/hate relationship: banks growing up. 

it's so sad that he will never be a baby again and want to lay down for 10 hours at a time and just cuddle, but at the same time he is SO much fun. he's so active and so alert and talks all the time. says mama and dadda (dadda much more than mama, shux!) that's okay though, because he has one helluva dad. he's awesome.

so, folks. our baby is 8 months old. that's only 4 months away from one. that's only one month younger than the number of months i was pregnant with him. it's truly mind-blowing. 

our boy is a speed-crawler. i'm not sure why they don't have crawling in the olympics, because they have every other sport imaginable - walking, really?? - but if it was an olympic sport - he would win hands down. he is standing while holding onto the couch, chair, toys, ect...he loves phones, channel changers, cords, outlets, expensive decor, and anything he is not supposed to like. he loves wine bottles and glasses. so much he likes to knock them off the counter when you are holding him and gets a good laugh out of glass shattering on the floor. awesome. we are learning that he's a bit smarter than we think most of the time. he is infatuated with shoes. all kinds. he's not as picky as his mom is about shoes - he loves old flip flops, high heels, tennis shoes and all things bright colors.  he lights up when he sees mama, dadda, hadley and his gma julie. he stares at the door when she leaves just waiting for her to come back in. it's really the cutest thing. 

he is now in the nursery at church - which is great. he's done so well in there the first couple of times so i think we'll continue that - makes listening to the sermon a lot easier! plus, he gets to hang out with his bff, Bode.

a few weeks ago he weighed in at 19.5 lbs and was 28 inches long. he LOVES all food. all of it. no matter what it is. he hasn't had anything he doesn't like. he does hate cheap formula though - go figure. his dad said "you and your mom both have expensive taste" that's okay, Banks - it's a good quality to have.

we haven't been able to go for many walks lately because of the dang heat, but B does love water and the pool has been awesome to us. he's our lil' fish. and, thank God for Hadley. he keeps B entertained most of the time. B just crawls around and follows Hadley wherever he goes. Love our two boys!

Well, here's to eight. it's seriously great. Love you lil' man.


  1. He is so sweet! I can't believe how fast 8 months have gone!!

  2. Our boys are SO close in age! Banks is a doll. The tongue pics might just be my favorite! I'm not sure how I didn't know about your blog until now (it doesn't show up on your profile:-/...), but the important thing is I found it! Looking forward to reading:)