Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ainsley is 6 months old!!

Well the past few weeks have been busy ones! Kimberly came to visit for a weekend from Myrtle Beach, we traveled to Indiana to meet our newest niece, little Josie, and Maddie had the much dreaded surgery. I'll do a post for each of those over the next couple days.

Last week, however, was a really big deal for Miss Ainsley! She turned 6 months old!!

What is that?!?! You mean EVERYONE doesn't celebrate a 6 month "birth" day?

Well that's just silly... they certainly should, and WE certainly DO!

Ainsley is moving and shaking all over the place! She has discovered that rolling works as a very efficient form of transportation, that Schatzi's hair is very soft and squeezable (poor Schatzi!), and that the weight of her head poses a small challenge as she's learning to sit up on her own.

To celebrate her first 6 months of life, she had her first taste of solid food!! She loves her rice cereal and gets excited between each bite by flapping her little arms and grunting for more! We plan on introducing more interesting tastes and textures this week, starting with green veggies. I'll be making her food for the most part, so say a little prayer for her that I'm a good baby-food chef. We've also introduced sippy cups and have started giving her water to sip on throughout the day. She's not quite sure what to think about those things yet though. For the most part she just enjoys chewing on it :)

She also is having a lot of fun in her baths these days. She's always enjoyed relaxing in her bath, but has just in the past couple of weeks started playing in it. She enjoys splashing in the water as well as eating and batting around her rubber ducks.

Ainsley has grown and changed so much in the past 6 months that it's a little overwhelming. I think though, that Matthew and I have learned and grown almost as much.

We have learned what our parents have been telling us our whole lives about how quickly time flies.

We've learned that each day is precious and is truly a gift.

Through the love that we have for our daughter, we have been given a small glimpse of the love that our heavenly Father has for His Son... and in understanding that, understand a little more what the true cost of His death on the cross had.

We also now can understand a little more the love that the Father has for US as His adopted children.

Finally, we are more and more convinced every day of how undeserving we are of His favor.

We are so incredibly and indescribably THANKFUL for the sweet gift He's given us in Ainsley. These past 6 months have rocked our world and we're looking forward to seeing what He's going to do in the months and years to come.

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

The fruit of the womb is a reward.

Psalm 127:3

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

She is growing up SO quickly! Seeing her every month is not enough :) I love that sweet girl more than words can express!!!
-Aunt Kimberly