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This post is coming at you a little late in the week because Eisley and I have been visiting my family back in Utah. It’s been nice to have this week to just be with my mom rather than the typical drive-by visits. We never seem to have enough time to do anything, but without Jojo here there was no rush to get home to a gig. It’s not rainbows and butterflies without Jojo however. Not only is his presence as a father missed by Eisley, I’m missing him next to me at night and seeing his smile during the day. It doesn’t hurt to have the extra pair of eyes and hands to take care of Eisley either. As traveling usually does, this trip has messed with her sleep schedule causing her to be EXTRA moody. Thankfully, my mom is patient and kind with Eisley’s moods allowing me to have small breaks throughout the day. Traveling alone with a baby is not the greatest thing in the world but it is definitely doable.

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It’s been six weeks since this little bear cub turned one. In six short weeks so many things have changed. We’ve come to a point of trying to communicate which is more frustrating than I imagined. Eisley has thrown more “unprovoked” tantrums this month than ever before. It’s funny to see her trying to use words and have conversations with us. It’s less funny to see her sad and confused as to why we have no idea what she wants/needs over half of the time. It’s nice to see her vocabulary growing from calling everything “dada” to saying; dog, mama, bah! (Which to her means either bottle or book. Whichever she is wanting at the time). She even says Hi and it is quite possibly the most adorable greeting you will ever have. Also a “latest” development with Eisley is her insane bouts of slam dancing and yelling.. I mean singing… If I can figure out how to post a video here I will. It’s worth the watch.
This weeks portrait was taken in a walk we had. And by walk I mean the stretch of sidewalk the runs from our front door to the street. She looked so darling in her designer tunic that my friend Paige gave her from her old kids clothing line. It was obviously too big for her but that made it more adorable. She looked so stunning I knew it was perfect for the weekly portrait.

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Her pose is so sweet but just because we all know Eisley is a goofy one I’m posting a second picture I took with a hilarious confused face. It’s more in the style of Eisley 😉

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Eisley and I went on a picnic in Shelter Island today with some of our friends! It was such a beautiful day watching the sailboats and enjoying the company of loved ones.

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It’s quite comical how much food Eisley is able to consume. It cranks everyone up! She eats like a vacuum cleaner.

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It is really weird going down to the Point Loma area and being in areas I didn’t even know existed. We used to live in that neighborhood, for two years, and I have never heard of the Friendship Bell. We ate in front of it and had a gorgeous view of downtown San Diego and the open water. It makes me want to be more curious in discovering the areas I live in. You never know where you will find a hidden gem.

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This post is already so sporadic in thought but I love how well Eisley is loved. It makes my heart so glad to see the joy she brings to other’s lives. I think it is so amazing that she is able to touch so many lives. God gave her such a uniquely radiant personality and she can’t help but make others smile.

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It was a gloomy day yesterday without the chance of rain. Despite the preference of most San Diegans, I am most happy on gloomy days. And on the rare chance that we get some rainfall? —heaven. I must confess it is extremely hard to be somber when you’ve got a little nut like Eisley running around. Yesterday evening we took Eisley to La Jolla Cove for the first time. (I think her only other time would have been in my belly.)

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This little Bear Cub takes after her mom in the fact that she is OBSESSED with animals. A great example is when we go to the dog park for Scout; Eisley is clobbered and kissed by every dog in site, much to her delight. The evening we spent strolling at the cove was dominated by Eisley squealing and chasing seagulls.

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She almost seemed to want to observe them! My heart melted when she started to spread her arms wide and scream while running around with the vulturous birds.

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Jojo and I laughed, and he commented on how the birds were bigger than she was.

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Everyday with this incredible girl makes me feel so alive. It’s so humbling to see her discover everything for the first time and to be fascinated by the smallest of God’s creations. I want to be like Eisley and live a life full of wonder.

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