Yesterday my baby boy turned 6 months. I am cherishing every moment, even when looking forward to the next phase. Although it gets more fun each and every day, I do miss the last phase, and continue to think how time flies by way too fast! I can not believe that in 6 short months, it feels like we have lived a lifetime! JB and I can not hardly remember what life was like before Harper. And, what a gift from the Lord to be able to love someone this much- it's absolutely amazing! He makes me want to cry for joy every time I look at him, and I feel as if my heart is going to burst! These past few weeks feel like he has started to change and develop faster than ever. His left bottom tooth has started to break through his bottom gum (hence the teething necklace he is always wearing- which works wonders!). He loves to chew on cold celery stalks. He got his first little black eye while we were shopping at Whole Foods and he was riding in the shopping cart. He can sit in highchairs while we eat now, which makes mommy's and daddy's lives so much easier. And, he is so close to crawling- up on all fours and rocking back and forth. We have gotten him on a routine, and we are all sleeping so much better! JB's genes are definitely stronger because Harper is one of the loudest, most active babies I have ever seen. It is definite entertainment for us, and there is never a dull day! Poor people around us who come to eat out for a quiet meal on the town, Harper's loud shrills and shrieks and laugh definitely shatter that notion! Also, my little boy loves the outdoors, he enjoyed his first fishing trip and likes to play w/ his bassets and keep an eye on them while he swings. We are so overwhelmed with gratitude and joy that the Lord would choose to bless our lives so richly- we love you, Harper!