Adventures in Babyhood: Kendall the 10-Month-Old


Believe it or not, Kendall is 10 and a half months old. I haven't written much about her on here, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to say. She's a sweet and delightful little girl, and she's entering a really fun stage of childhood—to her, everything is new and exciting, and she's fascinated by the most ordinary of objects. Take those bubbles from the other day, for instance. She's learning and growing and changing before my very eyes, and there are all sorts of things about her at this age that I don't want to forget.

I don't want to forget these luminous blue eyes.


I don't want to forget the way she claps her hands in delight.


I don't want to forget her little two-toothed grin.


I don't want to forget these chubby little knees.


I don't want to forget this wide-eyed sense of wonder.


More than anything, I want to remember just how darn sweet she is. She really is an easy-going, good-natured baby. She's always smiling these days, and she's getting pretty vocal. She babbles nonstop and waves with excitement when Dennis and Gran get home from work. She plays peek-a-boo, and I can't help but laugh when she gets mixed up and covers her ears instead of her eyes. Her favorite part of Patty Cake is "throw 'em in the pan!" And if you catch her at the right moment, she'll laugh and laugh and laugh at the silliest things.

She's a girl who loves to eat. Like her sister, she turned her nose up at baby food and dove right in to eating real food. She started out eating English peas and sweet potatoes, but these days she'll eat anything and everything that we put in front of her. I honestly can't think of anything that she's refused to eat. She's a good eater, and for that, I'm glad.

You may or may not remember that I had a really hard time adjusting to the idea of another baby. We weren't exactly planning on having another child so soon, but God knew exactly what He was doing when He sent Kendall to us. I may not have been expecting her to arrive when she did, but I'm so very glad she did. I can't imagine life without my little sweetheart, and now that we're nearly through the first year and moving past the infant stage, life just gets better and better.

She has captured my heart.

I can't wait to see what kind of little lady she will become in the years ahead. I pray that she never loses that wide-eyed sense of wonder, that God will protect and preserve her heart and save it for Himself. I pray that she will become a woman who chases after the Lord with single-minded devotion. And, of course, I pray that God will help me to be the kind of Mama that leads her children to Him.

She has brought such joy into my life, and I couldn't be more grateful for this little sweetheart.

Until next time, grace and peace.