Letters to Payton: Month Six

Dear Payton, 

Halfy Birthday little buddy!  I cannot believe that you are six months old!  It seems like this is a huge milestone and that it is all just downhill to a year now. You have had a pretty exciting month. You've learned how to sit up (actually have been doing this since 4 1/2 months but are really good at it now) though you don't like to. I put you in the sitting up position and you stiffen up because your favorite thing to do is stand. You've started eating finger foods, mostly just baby crackers and banana chunks. You love it though and devour them and make noises for more. 

You've become a ton more playful this month.  You laugh a lot more and love to play little games with your dad and me. Especially peek-a-boo. That is your favorite and it never seems to get old with you.  You are still just such a smiley guy and melt the hearts of everyone who ever meets you. It really doesn't take much to get you to smile and I love that about you. You'll play on the floor and play with your toys for what feels like hours to me.  We also just got you a high chair and you love sitting at the table at dinner time with me and your dad.  The first time I gave you some finger foods you were pretty timid about putting them in your mouth. You looked at me like you weren't quite sure you were doing the right thing.  But once you got the hang of it, you loved it. 
You have begun to teeth this month and for the most part you have been a trooper. You have had a few rough nights but the benefits of that is I have had some amazing nights just rocking you in your quite room in the dark. You wrap your little arm around my shoulder and snuggle up to me and in those moments I just fall in love with you over and over again. You really have such a special spirit and I am so excited to see how you are developing more and more into this fiesty, flirty & funny little man. In just a couple of weeks you will be sealed to us in the temple. This is a day we have all anticipated for months and months. To say you will be ours forever is something that is priceless to me and will be the most special day of our lives.

I love you so much Payton. Never forget that.