We decided to head to a local park and take some pictures before the last of the fall leaves have disappeared and in honor of your upcoming nine month birthday. I had a hard time picking an outfit for you to wear, and I drove your father crazy in the process. I suppose you, too, were sick of the multitude of outfit changes. But in the end I settled for jeans and the little yellow sweater from nana.
At the park there were lots of birds nearby, providing background music for our photo session. You are so aware and observant, and you turned your head in the direction of the sounds and just looked and listened for many minutes. I love your curiousness, your alertness, and your desire to take in the world around you. I hope you keep these traits forever, never becoming immune to the beauty surrounding you.