seriously, where has the time gone? i cannot believe my little tobykins is 6 months old already! toby, you are such a precious gift from god. you exude joy without even trying. your happy smiles, big wide eyes, and content heart are noticed by everyone who meets you. you adore your mama, (i mean really, who wouldn't right? ;) and you love it when i set you on my hip and carry you around to see your world. sometimes mama needs her hands, ahem, so i must strap you in the ergo baby carrier and you are equally happy.
you love to jump! when i am sewing in my studio or getting ready in the bathroom, we put you in the jumparoo that hangs in the doorway and you jump like crazy! you even love a good cheer: "go toby! go toby! go, go, go toby! it's your (1/2) birthday, go toby!" and it makes you jump harder when we sing this to you.
you roll over all the time from back to tummy and back again. you haven't tried to crawl yet and i am absolutely fine with this. your brother was crawling right around now and i wouldn't mind you staying in one place for just a bit longer. you like to sit up and bang on your music drum. i prop the boppy up behind you just in case you fall backwards. you can sit with your hands holding you up, but sometimes you topple right over and we shout, "TIMBER!" its funny the things i said with elliana and tucker, and now they are saying with you.
and speaking of your siblings, boy do they love you. you light up when they are in the room. you love it when we pick up elliana from school and she sits next to you in the car. your brother is constantly kissing you, and touching you, and playing with you. he's still learning about giving you space and being gentle. i have to remind him that you are not a toy, but a real live baby. silly bubba.
you are getting interested in sitting at the table when we eat, but you aren't enjoying eating solids yet. we've tried rice cereal, applesauce and squash and i usually end up with most of it sprayed out on me. you aren't quite sleeping through the night, although i'd love it if you did. we've been battling thrush for the past 4 months and it just won't stay away! sometimes the thrush makes you a little fussy and i don't blame you.