Whittaker 7 months errr… 8 months.

**edit: this morning my mother informed me that Whittaker is currently in fact EIGHT months and will be NINE months tomorrow. Sigh.**

Well, we’ve been doing more than just trying our hand at avocado as the previous post TWO MONTHS ago would suggest. Our days have been full – from birthday parties to saying ‘see ya later’ to my gramps who breathed his last a couple of weeks ago and the start of a busier wedding season (you can keep an eye out for updates on that here). So I figured I oughta share a few photographs of Whittaker’s seventh month before he enters month eight in two days.

Remember the 90 degree day we had in central Iowa two weeks after the sky poured snow? That was this day. Keep an eye out for teeth!



Whittaker | 6 months

My goodness it happened! Six months have passed all too quickly. I’m trying as hard as I can to eat up every bit of our little brother, but he just keeps on growing and growing!

whitt3I believe ‘ham’ is the word they use to describe him.


Whittaker 6 months-4

I just call him so so sweet. He’s developing quite the will though. Don’t mess with his popple while he’s trying to fall asleep or he’ll throw a mini fit of rage at you. Serious. He doesn’t really wimper or cry – But he shouts and hollers until he’s got it back in his mouth! I guess the Asayplacey is about to experience a fit of raging because this momma is about finished with the popple for similar reasons as I was HERE.  I prefer to dwell on the sweetness though…which in all honesty is pretty much all the time. He’s lovely. Whittaker 6 months-11Sweetness and DETAILS! Oh, they change so quickly!

whitt5 Whittaker 6 months-18 Whittaker 6 months-19 Whittaker 6 months-12 Whittaker 6 months-24He has even begun to sit up on his own for just a moment – before drooping off to the side.


I have loved being able to reuse the same tools and toys as I used with Linley. Remember this ‘I love you’ teether? It’s just one of the many things they’ve shared. Whittaker 6 months-10

Whittaker 6 months-9

Gah. I love him.

whitt7 Whittaker 6 months-5I’ll leave you with sugar lips, a chunky chin, and a sweet bow tie hand made by one of my incredibly gifted lady friends, Lindsey Nims of Riglee Mae – handmade and custom children’s clothing and apparel.


Here’s to a wonderful month of new experiences!

1.5 years + 3 months

We finally got around to taking advantage of the 60° weather in December and had ourselves a little photo shoot out back. I had high hopes of making it to the park, but the sun was fading fast and thankfully theres a wood pile in our back yard, which suited just fine!

big cheeseShe’s adopted one of my old hats as her own, and I am oh so glad! Aren’t you?! Okay, I’m bias to my own.

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We were having lots of fun, even though her hands got dirty, or as she likes to say, ‘dotey’.
hats&dirtyhandsIt didn’t take long for the wagon to become more interesting than sitting on a pile of wood, so we went for a ride and later found some birdies (boh-dees) in the sky.

LL 19.5 months-20 LL 19.5 months-21

We love you little lady. You’re growing growing!little lady loves

Even though it was warm enough for Linners to enjoy the great outdoors, it was a bit too cold for brother to show his face with the cool breeze, so we opted for the chase and flirted inside instead. happy boy

Gotta love his sweet hair line. smiles&hairline Whittaker_3mo-16