Joanna Gaines shared adorable new pictures of 6-month son Crew over the weekend -- and his first teeth!
"He's proud of his first TWO teeth!" the "Fixer Upper" star captioned the Instagram post, which featured a smiling baby Crew playing with his toys. It's clear the youngest Gaines member is growing up fast -- not only has he already welcomed his first teeth, but he's already saying "mama" and outgrowing his clothes.
See the adorable shot:
Crew Gaines on Instagram
Crew Gaines on Instagram
Baby Crew getting his passport photos! Nice work @chipgaines 💛
He's proud of his first TWO teeth! #sixmonths
I think it's time for the next size up #sixmonths
It's always been my nature to reflect on the past and linger there a while. I find myself thinking about what I will miss and how life is just moving too fast. I mean Crew is already six months old and saying "mama" (I had to throw that in there, sorry Chip). Drake will be driving in two years and off to college in four. And just like that I have found myself mourning the past but now in future tense. You see what I just did there? This whole time thing can feel like a thief if you let it.
I'm challenging myself in this new year to live for now. The present. Taking in every breath, every sight, and sound and holding it dearly. Not thinking about how the good ol' days have passed us by or how the best is yet to come. But that right now, this very second, this is the gift. These are the days. These are the moments. And I’m gonna breathe them all in. If there's pain and sorrow, or happiness and hope, let it in and then let it out.
I want to enjoy the now because it's the only thing we can actually embrace. I want to hold it carefully. Hold it thoughtfully. I want to rid myself of the little distractions because I have found that these are the thieves that steal our moments and rob our days. But time, time is our most precious gift.
Here's to seeing and finding the beauty, the hope and joy in the right now in 2019. And for goodness sake, let's have some fun while we’re at it!
It's going to be a happy new year indeed. Believing that for all of us. #wonderinthenow #thesearethedays
All my dreams have come true ❤️
This might be my favorite thing ever. (Photo and everything else by Ella Gaines) #♠️ #blindnil
Today's been a "cancel all your meetings and stay in your sweats" kinda day 😍
Weigh in day at the doctor... @chipgaines always seems to make things better ❤️
First game day for baby Crew 🏈 #sicem
Walked into this cuddlefest and my heart almost burst 😍
Snuggle time ❤️ #emmiekay #babycrew
Me + Crew + Cookie = ❤️
Chip started a tradition with Drake where he wore the hospital bracelet until it fell off... looks like the tradition lives on. #5
Cuddle bug 😍
Our baby boy, Crew Gaines, is here and we couldn’t be more in love. He made an unexpected (and speedy) entrance into the world two and a half weeks early - which is fitting given he was a sweet surprise from day one. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. We are so grateful.
Today’s the day! We get to finally share this project the kids and I have been working on! ⠀
We wrote this children’s book together to tell the story of our journey in the garden - a story of trying and failing and trying again and never giving up. We hope it inspires you and your little ones to get outside, get your hands dirty, and grow something great! ⠀
We Are The Gardeners comes out March 26th! Pre-order a copy at the link in profile.
Look at those 10 little toes.. he doesn’t know it yet, but those tiny feet are going to do amazing things someday. #5 #babyCrew
Thank you for calling @magnolia, how can I help you? #GuestServices
My heart is full..
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While many were quick to call out how quickly he's grown and how adorable he is, but many also commented just how much he looks just like Joanna. "Looks so much like mama," said one Instagram user. "Has his Mom's beautiful eyes," wrote another.
"Since Crew’s birth, I have a new understanding of the reality of the phrase ‘it takes a village,” the 40-year-old said according to People.
“It’s sweet how, even in the most unpredictable ways, we’re given exactly what we need for that exact moment in time. It wasn’t something I could have anticipated. But being pregnant and “forced” to slow down has been a gift,” she continued.
Crew joins older siblings Ella, Emmy, Drake and Duke and plenty of cousins and family residing in Waco, Texas.
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10 best cooking shortcuts from Joanna Gaines
10 best cooking shortcuts from Joanna Gaines
Stock up on crescent rolls
To get that homemade feel you don’t always have to make everything 100% from scratch. In Magnolia Table, Joanna relies on refrigerated crescent roll dough for a few tasty recipes, like her quick orange-walnut sweet rolls and her classic chicken potpie. This cuts the prep time down significantly, and the results can taste just as good as something made all by hand.
Save time with rotisserie chicken
While everyone loves a perfectly roasted chicken for dinner—and then the leftovers used in tasty dinners all week—it can be hard to find the time to roast one on a busy evening. That’s why Joanna grabs a grocery store rotisserie chicken to use in a handful of recipes, like her cozy chicken potpie.
Turn tricky dishes into casseroles
Have a favorite dish that you always order at a restaurant but is just too tricky to make at home? Joanna says turn those into a casserole! She explains in her book that Chip loves eggs Benedict, but making individual servings at home can be a real hassle. So to get that same flavor with less work, Joanna turned it into an easy-to-make, easy-to-serve casserole. Genius!
Use store-bought crust
Pie crust serves as the foundation for so many of our favorite dishes—pie (obviously!), quiches and tarts—but making your own crust from scratch is sometimes too time-consuming. According to Joanna, don’t worry about it! She writes in Magnolia table that she subs store-bought crust for homemade all the time, especially when she’s whipping up a tasty quiche.
Refrigerated biscuits are your friend
We all know that Joanna is a true Southern gal with an authentic recipe for buttermilk biscuits (you can check out how to make them right here), but we also know she’s a busy woman! That’s why when it comes to chicken and dumplings, Joanna says that you can easily substitute packaged biscuits for her biscuit and dumpling recipe.
Focus on the main dish and take shortcuts on the sides
In Magnolia Table, Joanna explains how enchiladas are a family favorite in her house. The cheese-filled chicken enchiladas are the star of the show and the side dishes—beans and rice—are just supporting players. So when time is tight, focus on the main, and used packaged rice as a quick substitute. Joanna prefers Knorr brand Mexican rice mix.
Transform your condiments
We love our sandwiches layered with flavored aiolis, but we never think to make those fancy types of mayonnaise at home. After all, mayonnaise from scratch can be a real chore. But to get that same effect, Joanna takes her favorite mayonnaise (she says she prefers Hellman’s) and stirs in a handful of herbs and spices. For her version, add chopped chives, garlic, dill, parsley, paprika and a bit of lemon juice. Feel free to add your favorite flavors to dress up your sandwiches.
No matter how carefully you plan or how carefully you read a recipe, sometimes dishes can just go wrong. If something goes wrong and your dinner flops, take this advice from Chip and Joanna from Magnolia Table, “there’s always pizza.”