Wednesday, October 27, 2010

the half of it

Surprise! It's a party.

It's our daughter's half-birthday today. (And my 100th post!)

In Margaret's wee six months of lifedom, she has become a crawling, jabbering, bouncing baby girl. She giggles when I get her out of the crib in the morning, she loves a busy print, she observes everything she can get her eyes on, she cocks her head to the side when she really needs to concentrate, she looks so darn cute in jeans (no, like, so darn cute), she constantly sticks out her tongue, she blows raspberries in her spare time, and she thinks her dad is hilarious.

As for how much we love her? She doesn't even know the half of it.

As a blog party favor, please appreciate her brand new crawling skill in the video below. I've tried to entice her with toys to get the crawling on camera — and no go. But when I tried candy? It was crawl time, y'all.

And yes, that is me saying, "You're so advanced" at the end of the video. What do we call it, Hallstroms? Ah, yes. Humbly proud. :)

21 comments:

JujuBean said...

And you didn't even reward that 'advanceness' with one little Reeses peanut butter cup?! Such a mean mommy!

ty and megs said...

i think you could go straight to "proud" in this case. :)

happy half birthday little munchkin!

Adam and Bri said...

We did end up letting her suck on a piece of chocolate for a few seconds. I'm not totally heartless! :)

Kelly said...

Are you kidding?? She is crawling! Wow! She is beautiful and I also love her in jeans.

Kristina P. said...

I can't believe how big she is!

Craig and Carol said...

"Will crawl for candy".
We are so impressed! Crawling at 6 months!
We couldn't be prouder.
G & G need to see this amazing feat in person!

Lindsay Griffeth said...

Happy half-birthday, Maggie!

[bri . . . can you email me the picture of ryan and maggie to lindsaygriffeth@yahoo.com?]

thanks!

Kara said...

She is a crawling prodigy. It must be the jeans...oh, I mean genes!

Diane said...

So how does this happen? I see her on Monday and she is showing potential for this crawling business but nothing like your video from today! WOW! To say that we are proud of this little one is an understatment! Way to celebrate your 6 months of life, Maggie!

Juli said...

Okay, so if you hear someone sneaking into your house at night to kiss your so-darn-cute-and-oh-so-advanced baby, don't worry, it's just me.

Also, where's the candy stash?

Julie Carol Standley said...

sooo cute in jeans. & just so cute period.

I can't believe she is crawling.. im sure she'll be walking by christmas ;) We miss you guys.

Love you!

Laurel said...

i love a girl who is dedicated enough to be motivated by chocolate.

i need to see her!

Erin said...

Her crawl/slide/shuffle is the cutest thing ever. And yes, the jeans are perfect too. I miss her already and it has only been 4 days. Sigh.

Michelle Joy said...

singing... "Prodigy Child"
Way to go Maggie!

Amy said...

My but she is impressive - She's got skill and style. Love her!

Heidelweiss said...

You better have given her ONE tiny bite of candy!!! She is too much! I love that she'll only crawl for candy. Not lame toys ;). Love!

SBK Stewart said...

Happy 6 months sweet baby girl. it's hard to believe it's been that long already. she couldn't be sweeter and she is "so advanced"! Love you guys!

ali said...

I love the huge pile of candy-- that was classic

Jill said...

Of course she is advanced! We are going to have to invent a new word for her cuteness.

Amander said...

Such, such, such a cutie! Happy half birthday, sweet Magaret!

Chocolates for Breakfast said...

6 months and crawling...totally advanced! but with this advancement comes "watch out she's mobile!"