my dear everly,
please.stop.growing.up.so.fast. the thought of you losing that precious baby smell, that i love to inhale every morning, makes me wish time wouldn't fly by so quickly. you were a newborn for what felt like 2 days. you have always been so advanced in your physical milestones and have such sharp cognitive awareness that early on you became a tiny person and not just a helpless little baby. you are like the energizer bunny - you keep going and going and going...constantly on the move. you are so full of energy that starting at 5 months I could no longer take these monthly pictures of you by myself. you made it your mission to jump off that chair each and every time. i put pillows on the floor to cushion your fall but that only encouraged you to do it more. so i brought in our handy dandy photo assistant, papa, to stand there and catch you. you have grown to be such a beautiful and vibrant little being. i love you to pieces.