You're nine months old today! Man, they weren't kidding when they said it goes by fast.
I'm constantly amazed at how much you are growing, changing and learning everyday. And though these things are the natural progression of your first year of life (teething, speaking...etc) I'm just so proud of you for it all!
More and more your little personality is showing through, and I fall more in love with you everyday. As of now, you're a rule follower like your mama (thank you Jesus! haha!). When we tell you no to something, you typically listen - though you're not always happy about it, and that shows as clear as day on your face (you get that from me too). You're such an easy laugh which is something I just adore about you. You love to clap your hands. You clap when we say "yay!", you clap when you hear music or when I sing to you, and sometimes you clap just because it's fun! I think you like being the center of attention, which is surprising to me, because you're also content to sit quietly and observe. In fact, people watching is one of your favorite activities! I wonder how these things will continue to take shape? You are simply fascinating to me.
You've got one little tooth just starting to peek through. That's been a little rough on us all, but we're figuring it out and I can't wait until that tooth makes it's full debut in your beautiful, gummy smile.
Oh, Luca, I feel like I could keep writing on and on about all the sweet, wonderful, things that you do all day everyday, but I won't.
I love you my sweet girl. It's been an incredible nine months.
Please enjoy this impromptu photoshoot we had on our deck yesterday: