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Hi, The Half

The Brynn is now 1/2, or as Silas insists, “Zero and a half!” Yesterday little baby sister turned six months old.  She’s not sitting on her own yet, but is a supported sitter. She’s also just begun rolling over from back to tummy. I think she’s just such a contented, laid back girl that being mobile… Read More Hi, The Half

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Bubbles & Giggles

“Brynn-y-boo” (as Cooper loves to call her) is 5 months old. She’s drooling like crazy and gnawing on her hands as if there’s no tomorrow. Brynn has discovered her hands and entertains herself by watching them and then trying to grasp things. One day she purposefully reached out and touched my face as if to… Read More Bubbles & Giggles

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The Moisturizer

There’s a new superhero in town, so watch out, big brothers. Little Brynn Kathryn is making her move! Superhero: The Moisturizer Secret Identity: Brynn K. Moody Super Power: making things moist (look at that chin!) Age: 4 months Favorite Hobbies: drooling, sucking hands, smiling Cuteness Index: cute as a button Skills: giggling, sleeping through the night—she sleep-trained… Read More The Moisturizer

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Brynn-a-girl

She’s 3 months old! We can’t get over how mellow our little sweet pea is. She smiles, giggles, and coos, but mostly she quietly observes and patiently endures lots of hugs and kisses. Brynn is reaching out, touching, and even grasping toys now. She smiles at hanging toys, curtains, and ceiling fans and vents as if… Read More Brynn-a-girl

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Summer Season

As I consider this blog and how I write about our summers, I’m surprised that my tendency is to recap our summer activities in one post. It’s surprising since our lives aren’t bound by a school calendar. Perhaps because everyone around me has an encapsulated time slot labeled “Summer,” I adopt that view. Or perhaps, with the… Read More Summer Season

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Treasuring

Our little girl turned two months old yesterday. Brynn has the sweetest (and quietest) personality. She has been giving lots of smiles and loves to stick her tongue out when she’s especially excited. Simple things like ceiling fans, the family room curtains, and dangling toys are call for the “tongue-in-and-out” move. Brynn is flexible and up… Read More Treasuring

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Thoughtfulness

The other day I received a package from my cousin, Laura. It was one of the most thoughtful gifts I’ve ever been given. Laura and I were pregnant at the same time and would text back and forth—commiserating over pregnancy woes and cheering each other on. I’m thankful for a cousin who prays for me. Laura’s… Read More Thoughtfulness

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Baby Snuggles

For the third summer in a row my family was able to come visit us. But this time there was a newborn to cuddle. Little Brynn Kathryn got passed from aunt to aunt to grandparent all week. She even sported some new clothes from her aunties. Newborns are their own kind of special. Dad was… Read More Baby Snuggles