Hazel's Dedication

I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb; before you were born, I set you apart.
Jeremiah 1:5

On Sunday, our closest family and friends gathered together as we dedicated Hazel Lou to the Lord.  We feel so blessed that we have so many people standing beside us on this journey.  We can't wait to watch Hazel as she grows and feel so fortunate that we get to call her ours.


Eight Months


Hazel has grown so much over the past few months, it’s hard to believe she is only eight months old sometimes.  She got her first taste of freedom a couple months ago from learning to army crawl and hasn’t stopped since.  She quickly learned how to crawl and was on to the next thing; pulling up and cruising along our furniture.  She loves to walk holding our hands and is always trying to keep up with her big sister.  She has really started enjoying foods over the last month and usually gets a taste of whatever we are eating.  So far, she has liked everything, even tomatoes!  She loves cuddling and giving kisses and is always trying to climb on my lap only to turn around and go find someplace else to be.  She loves playing outside with us but we have to watch her constantly as she also enjoys eating dirt.  She has the calmest, gentlest spirit and we feel so blessed to be able to watch her grow. 


Flower Girls

this weekend we officially gained a new aunt/sister and completed the erickson family.  evelyn and hazel had the privilege of being the flower girls.  the bride had an idea of what she wanted their dresses to look like, and i did my best to recreate them.  i think they ended up looking pretty adorable in them!  congratulations dillon and courtney, we love you guys!



Last month, my sister and I decided to take a long weekend trip to Colorado.  Since miss Hazel is still nursing, she got to tag along too!  We spent a few days hiking in the Rockies, exploring Boulder, and finding the best food in Denver.  The weather was beautiful and Hazel seemed to enjoy all the fresh air.  And on top of it all, we got to celebrate Nicole's birthday with her by going through the longest airport security line I have ever witnessed.  Thankfully, flying with babies is much easier than flying with a toddler and we were able to have a very enjoyable trip.


four months

Here we are, 1/3 of the way through Hazel's first year and feeling like she just arrived.  She sure has come a long way from the little four pound eleven ounce peanut we brought home though.  I mean, look at those thighs!  She has the calmest, sweetest little personality and I just cannot get enough of her little smiles and coos.  She reminds me so much of her daddy and so much of her sister too.  She is definitely a mama's girl and always keeps a close eye on me.  She is content where ever we put her and has such patience with herself as she learns new skills {like rolling over!}.  I love all the little glimpses we are getting of her personality and can't wait to continue to watch it grow.  Happy four months little lady!