To Rhett: This photo makes your momma smile. Little do you know, this piano belonged to your great grandmother, Lillian Breed, aka Nana to me. Nana purchased this piano to teach piano lessons when your Lolli was growing up. This was a way for her to make money for the family in addition to her oil painting. Lolli played on this piano and so did your mommy when I was little. Every visit up to Nana and Papa’s house, I would have mini lessons on that very same piano. Those became some of my most treasured memories as Nana and I played away on duets and eventually on the flute accompanying her. As Nana and Papa grew older, we had to move them into a smaller home. The piano went to Lolli’s house for a bit, then eventually was all mine to enjoy at Mommy and Daddy’s new house as newlyweds. We had the 70 year old piano complete renovated so that it would last years to come. We hope you enjoy playing it as much as Nana, Lolli and Mommy have. You’ll be the 4th generation to tap away at the keys and make beautiful music. No pressure at all – just kidding. You enjoy it as much as your little heart is content. Every single day, I wish Nana was around to meet you – I know she sees you everyday from heaven above.
Hi little one! We cannot believe you are already 6 months old! Everyone said time flies, but we didn’t realize how fast! Whew – definitely been a whirlwind but a very fun one. You are eating up a storm with avocados, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, apples and pears. Lolli bought you some MumMums and you love noshing on those, too. We have had lots of visitors like Lolli, Gigi and Aunt Colleen lately – you love spending time with them! Your little jibber jabbers have been lighting up our days – little mumbles and giggles are music to our ears. This month, we had you ‘catching bugs’ with your Two Smart Cookies, then you took a big ole bite that we had to fish out of your mouth! Your making us so proud by sitting up, rolling over and crawling like crazy. Stop growing so fast Mr.! We love you sweet boy!
How many times can I say how lucky we are to live here! Yesterday, Rhett has his first trip to the beach and had the best of times. The weather was beautiful but the water was a little rough due to the wind. I was a little hesitant of the rough seas, but brave little Rhett went right to sleep. Guess it didn’t bother him as much as it did his momma. We headed out to a little island called Wassaw and met a few friends plus Gigi and GrandDaddy. We all anchored our boats and held down the fort for a few hours. With umbrella, beach tent, travel crib, blankets and oh yeah, plenty of sunscreen, we hit the beach with bells on. Fair little Rhett had to be lathered up with sunscreen – he does have two redheads for parents so needless to say, he will never be that super tan beach baby. He loved the wet sand between his toes and the small waves in which Gigi lifted him up to jump over each one. After a couple of fun hours, we hit the water back to the dock for a long deserved boat nap.
First time in the boat Rhett! Lolli and Pop were able to be here to enjoy it with you! You weren’t too sure about your life jacket but you seem to have grown more comfortable with it these days. I don’t blame you, it doesn’t look like the most cozy jacket. We hopped in the boat to take a short ride over to Bonna Bella Marina for dinner. You were such a big boy and sat the table with us in your high chair. The Savannah sunset led us home for an enjoyable evening.
Rhett – we guessed you would probably love the water considering your lengthy time in the bath, but not only did you love it, you didn’t want to get out! EVER! Aunt Colleen came to visit and we took you to the neighborhood pool – boy, did you have a blast! You loved to push yourself off the ground in the pool, resulting in many attempts to dive forward into the water. Not time for that yet, Mr. We need to get a few swimming lessons under our belt before that milestone. We splished and we splashed around and then you took a big nap. Fresh air and sunshine never felt so good.