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Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Nine months old

Dear Wyatt,

You turned nine months old yesterday! We have had one heck of a month that ended with two back to back beach weeks!

You helped your daddy celebrate his first Father's Day this month. You two enjoyed your favorite thing to do with each other:


As I mentioned earlier, we were lucky enough to spend two weeks at the beach this month. First we had a week in Edisto, SC with your mommy's family. While en route to South Carolina, you experienced a momentous occasion:

Baby's first biscuit!

We finally made it to Edisto and you got to experience the beach for the first time!

At first you weren't too sure about it, but you ended up loving the water! You really enjoyed splashing. And playing on the beach. And eating sand. And taking naps.





The place we stayed in Edisto also had a pool which you really enjoyed too, especially since we had gotten you a pretty sweet float to strut your stuff in.



The pool seemed to wear you out too:


We did some quick exploring around Botany Bay with your Mama Toni and Papa Bee while we were there too. It was beautiful and we would love to be able to go back and spend more time there - as long as we remember our bug spray!


(photo idea blatantly stolen from Will and Bek on Humzoo!)



After we finished a great week at Edisto, we headed on up to Kitty Hawk, NC to join your daddy's family in another week of beachy goodness. It was really neat and special since all of your cousins were there this year, including four other little ones who were born during the past year too. You and Alex were destined to be friends - you even had the same beach hat!

The water was much cooler in the Outer Banks but you guys enjoyed hanging out in your kiddie pool on the beach.




You got to spend lots of time with your cousins Nathan and Luke and your Aunt Katherine since they were in the same house with us and your Nana and Grandpa. You were very interested in watching Nathan and Luke while they were playing. They also seemed interested in you too.


Don't worry, Luke was running around somewhere too. It was just harder to catch him for a picture until he crashed:


You are getting to be such a big boy now. It seems like over the past few weeks you have become more vocal. I think that you're starting to embarrass your daddy and me a little more in public because of your noisiness! :) You babble up a storm. You also recently learned how to clap which is super cute.

You are working on mastering the sippy cup.

You are becoming a pro a pulling yourself up and we are learning that we have to keep a super close eye on you because you are into EVERYTHING! You like showing off your new found ability - you always look so proud of yourself after you do it!


Although your daddy and I agree that vacation with a baby is no where near what vacations were like for us in the past, we had a great time with you!



As always, I am looking forward to what this next month will bring although it does make me a little tired to think about it - you are turning into quite the busy boy and I'm sure I don't even know the half of it yet!

I love you, sweet boy!
Mommy






8 Comments
Woiw!!! Another beautiful blog with beautiful photos of a beautiful little boy who is growing up much too fast!!
We will always remember the wonderful week at the beach with you and the rest of our great family!!! It was so much fun to spend quality time with everyone ~ where did the time go? I've never seen a week fly by so quickly!!
Thank you, Ali!!! And love to all of you!
Nana and Grandpa
Nana   Sunday, July 10, 2011
Great posting, we loved spending time with all of you at Edisto
Dad   Sunday, July 10, 2011
It is so great that you guys could share a vacation with so many people.
I love the pictures you posted. I need to print some so I will have some more recent ones to show to my friends.
I love you guys!
Mama Toni   Sunday, July 10, 2011
willnbek
He us too stinkin cute in all his sun gear! We just happened upon Botany Bay Rd. And it kind of stuck. Perfect photo spot. Edisto is such a wonderful place for families. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your summer:)

Bek
WillnBek.com   Sunday, July 10, 2011
ppike
Such a sweet little guy! Can't wait for the next gathering of lil' cousins!
pegi   Sunday, July 10, 2011
reera
Glad you had such a wonderful time with all your family!
dannie   Sunday, July 10, 2011
nheinzel
It was a joy to be with Wyatt and all his adorable cousins! The next generation of beach bums!! He is such a sweet little boy, just like somebody else I know (his mommy!). Thank you again, Ali, for such a beautiful blog. Love to you all.
Aunt Nancy
!   Sunday, July 10, 2011
Thanks for sharing photos of this sweet boy and your vacation.
Jeff and Cindy   Sunday, July 17, 2011
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