The happiest little chunk that ever lived! Here is Henry pictured 2 days after he turned 9 months above and 4 days before he turned nine months below. No pictures the day of. We were a little busy that week--more to come on that later. Seriously--this kid was born to make people happy. He smiles, smiles, smiles. He crawls at top speed now. My favorite thing to see is when I look out the back window and watch my girls playing happily, my boy playing catch with his Daddy and my little chunk crawling madly around the yard trying to join in the fun. A few months ago I would have told you it was really hard to get anything done around the house. Now I'm telling you that it's flat out impossible. He climbs everything. Pulls lights down on top of him. Climbs stairs. Bashes his face on the wood floor. Eats dirt out of the flower pots. Empties the drawers and cupboards. Dumps out EVERY LAST BIN in the playroom. Rolls off of beds. Finds any tiny toys that are left out and stuffs them in his mouth. He's a busy boy on the go! I love it--except when I'm in a hurry to get something done. He is willing to be worn in the back pack when I really need to do some work, though. And he LOVES to go for walks. He just soaks in the world around him as we stroll around. The day he turned nine months I took him in for his well check up. They confirmed that he's continuing to grow both up and out. And then the doctor informed me that he had an ear infection in both ears--poor boy. Even sick, he's so patient with all that we put him through dragging him around to baseball games, gymnastic practices, school volunteering, Bible Conferences, etc. We all love our little man, that's for sure. He's been alive on the outside as long as he was on the inside now. And we are still thanking the Lord for giving us this precious gift!
P.S. If you had told me ten years ago that I'd have two red headed boys someday I never would have believed you!