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Zander is Half a Year Old!

The little guy seen above is 6 months old!  His 6 month birthday came on Friday and when the day come, this mommy's heart got quite heavy.  I know they grow fast, and I've done it all before, but this one....well, I just want to press pause for a bit longer.  

He is measuring 27.25"

Weighing ~18lbs

Teeth: 0

Zander is a very happy little guy.  I can almost give you a 100% guarantee that he will give you at least one smile when you are with him.  He loves attention put on him and makes sure to let you know if he isn't getting enough.  He favors mommy, which I love overall, but can sometimes be difficult when I'm trying to get something done and relying on someone else to keep him happy.  If he catches a glimpse of me while in another room, he will cry in hysterics for me to hold him.

He puts his hands up to me when I come to him so that I can grab him into my arms, which I happily accept the invitation.  He squeals in excitement, he giggles quite easily, he rolls around, is close to crawling, loves playing with toys, or just about anything he can grab, puts things to his mouth, likes to chew on teething rings, and can sit by himself for about 10 seconds, getting stronger and stronger sitting everyday...

We replaced the baby swing in our living room, for the jumperoo.  Enzo got out his tools and helped me put it together, then we let Zander test it out.  He loved it!  He bounced for almost an hour straight the first time we put him in it.

Zander is already quite adventurous.  He loves being thrown in the air, tickled all over, and hung upside down...

Zander had his first time in the pool where we quickly realized his threshold for water is right about belly-button level.  If you can keep the water under that, he will remain content...

When at the beach, he would rather hang out of the water and even found himself the perfect napping spot!

A few weeks ago, our family went camping.  It was Zander's first time, so we weren't sure how things would go (especially because we had 100 degree weather), but he made his way into the group perfectly.  He was usually handed from one adult to the next, but would also take breaks inside his walker, where he could rub his feet into the dirt and be one with the land...

Back at home, Enzo and Zander have acculated some fun boys clothes.  Enzo will help me decide what Zander will wear, naturally, always choosing something with a cape...

or something that matches him...

Lastly, Zander has the best, most kissable cheeks ever.  He loves kisses, gives the biggest gummy smile, and shows off the most amazing dimples.  This guy is one of a kind and he is all ours to love, kiss, and cuddle all day long.

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