Sawyer-bean, you are 8 months old! And oh goodness, the absolute cutest, smiliest, snuggliest little one I ever did see. This was a BIG month for you! You traveled halfway around the world to celebrate your first Christmas in Asia… and you were an absolute trooper. You gathered plenty of attention wherever we went and there is hardly a Vietnamese local who hasn’t squeezed your chubby little thighs or played with your sweet brown locks. And you just cheesed right back at them, only asking for more “oh’s” and “ahhh’s!” You must have partied too hard because you came back from Asia with two ear infections, a viral rash, and a serious case of jet lag. This month you’ve mastered sitting up, you love to play the cutest game of peekaboo, and you have learned to wave – your brother is just tickled by this one. He hugs and kisses you constantly and while we remind him to be gentle often, you don’t seem to mind the rough-handling one bit. You are his biggest fan and he is yours. We cannot imagine life without you, little one. Happy 8 months, #sawyerlukeallen!