Though it's a tad early, I took my daughter's 8 month pictures recently. Her personality has really begun to emerge these past couple of months. When we were out running errands the past week, one old woman described her as "spritely," and it struck me, for I believe it to be the more accurate adjective to describe her. She's always happy and energetic; she feels her happiness deep in her core. But she's also reaching that stage finally where she wants everything, gets upset if you don't give it to her, and even more upset if you do and then take it away from her. OH, going out is becoming quite fun...
This dress is my favorite outfit I own for her. It's baby gap, and the detailed embroidery work is stunning to me, along with the deep eggplant color. Even better is the fact I got it secondhand from a wonderful family I met on Craigslist! It was one of many in a large bag of used designer baby clothes I got from these people for an insanely cheap price, many pieces never even worn. It's size 3 months, and at 8 months she still fits into it! She's always been small, which is actually kind of cool because I've gotten much more use out of all of her clothes, as she can wear them for longer.
She's also decided she loves the sound of her voice! She ADORES screeching like a little piglet at the top of her lungs, and that's why I especially enjoy that third picture there, captured mid-screech. It really shows her quirkiness.
And now, as promised, a little before and after from this session:
I so enjoy editing photos! It's amazing what can be done.