I has been six months since Elias has graced our family with his winsome baby self. In half a year Eli has grown to be 23 lbs, and 30" long. Major milestones this month are sitting unassisted, almost learning to crawl, and growing two toofers--which he decided to do the day we left for Hawaii (literally) which made for a fussy & very long flight for mom. Eli's interests this month: splashing, yelling, growling and being involved--somehow--in whatever Sadie is doing. He also likes to be in his Ergo carrier a lot. Once at that height he uses his lightening fast reflexes and long reach to grab and throw things off the counters and other reachable surfaces. He loves anything loud and exciting (aka cousin Killian). He does not love sitting still. Eli has tasted a few solid foods this month, none of which have pleased his discerning palate except for caribou. Good thing dad's going hunting for some more of those next week; I get the feeling that by the time this kid turns one he will be able to eat a whole one by himself. I can hardly believe that half a year has already gone by--it is an every-day kind of wonder to get to know this small human and to treasure these moments and milestones, each and every one because man, do they go by fast.