Our Riley Kirsten // 6 months

WHAT A FUN STAGE WE ARE IN. I am seriously loving this 4-6 month age. Riley started solids, and I remembered how much I love making baby food. Even if by "making baby food" right now only means "scooping chunks out of an avocado to put in front of her." We're doing a mix of baby-led weaning and feeding her, which I can share more on if anyone cares! Haha.

 Riley started pushing up into the crawling position around 4 months, and then by 5 months she was squirming forward in the army crawl. Now, she pushes herself up into the sitting position all by herself, and she even does these CRAZY splits where her feet are flat on the ground. It's wild. Of course I have no photos of that, but check out my Instagram stories for videos of it!

I'm going to link to a few things we're using nonstop, but as always, check Facebook marketplace or the local thrift store first! Everyone is always trying to get rid of baby gear and lots of the things I've seen have been barely used.


Aiden and Emma are still so in love with her. Now that Riley's started crawling around (thankfully very slowly), she sometimes starts heading for one of the older kids' toys. And Emma will swoop in and go "NO RILEY THAT TOY IS TOO HARD" and she'll immediately go give Riley a soft baby toy instead. This even happens when I'm in the room, totally fine with the large, not sharp Magnatile that Riley is crawling towards. (Emma clearly doesn't trust my parenting haha!). And multiple times a day, Aiden will cuddle up close to Riley and give her hugs and kisses, all on his own. He is so sweet to her, and is genuinely happy to be around her, even though she's just a baby who can't play with him. He talks to her in a little baby voice, which sounds annoying but is actually THE CUTEST. My heart is so full.

What cute things (or people!) have brightened up your summer?

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