It’s the Bean’s 8th monthly-versaire today!
Who’s the Bean? And what’s a monthly-versaire? Great questions you ask. The Bean is my baby. Clearly, she’s not really a bean, but she did look like one at the ripe ole fetus age of 3 months, hence the affectionate term we use to call this energetic little ’bout de choux.’ She also goes by: Beansky, Beanie, THE Bean, Pumpkin and every so often her real name, which we won’t reveal to protect her cover. (She no longer looks like a bean, in case you were wondering.)
And what is a monthly-versaire? It’s Franglais for monthly birthday. Franglais is the combination of Français and Anglais to create a whole new language that isn’t really a language but rather a mishmash of the best and worst of both languages. For us expats, it’s the best invention since sliced bread. (I speak ze franglais oh-so-well.)
Anyhoo…it’s the Bean’s 8th b-month today and we’ve started the tradition of taking a new photo every month to mark the special moment in her life. We say we do it for her so that she can have a whole plethora of photos for when she grows up, but we really do it for ourselves, since we’re total nerds and love to play Franco-America’s Next Top Baby.
Since this is the first time I’m posting her monthly pics, here are a few of my favorites to catch ya’ll up.
Age 8 months: ready to start her first day of daycare! They start so young these days…
Age 7 Months: sitting up and ready to rule the world. (I swear, she’s actually a smiley baby!)
Age 5 Months: Carrot Carnage! Dexter, this one’s for you…
Age 4 Months: Learning to love things with buttons and knobs!
Age 2 Months: It’s good to be two!
Age 1 Month: Drinking and sleeping is hard work.
The benefit of parenthood #1: photos that will render your teenage daughter mortified when you show them to her potential boyfriends. Life is good… 😉