Saturday, December 4, 2010

8 Months!

What a big, little guy you have turned into. You are starting to eat table foods, pulling up everywhere and all the time, cruising around the furniture, and beginning to babble. You got your first two teeth at the same time right around Thanksgiving. You are keeping us on our toes all day long, but we love your energy and personality.

Eli Likes: standing up, daddy, eating big people foods, emptying trash cans, crawling, peek-a-boo, going to daycare, blowing raspberries,

Eli Does NOT Like: waiting, being in the car alone, getting dressed/diaper changed, going to bed

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Patio Finished!

The patio is finished!!! Dan did a great job, it may have taken 4 months, but it is done and looks great! I can't wait till next spring/summer when we can really use it! I like to have parties and this will give us more usable space for people to hangout. I also think that Eli will love playing on the patio, I am sure there will be many cars driven around on this patio. I am so proud of Dan for finishing this project, it wasn't his favorite project by any stretch, but he did a great job on it.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The King of the Jungle

We had a great time at our Trunk or Treat at church. Our trunk was a jungle and Elijah was The King of the Jungle. We had him sit in his throne for a few minutes to get some photos, but he didn't stay still for long. I personally, love his little tail.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Great Grandparents Come for a Visit

In October, my Grandparents came for a visit from Mississippi. Eli got to spend lots of time with them and showed off all his new tricks; scooting, crawling, and pulling up. He was quite the entertainer and I think everyone had a good visit. I especially enjoyed all of the Apple Cake that I got to eat thanks to my grandma!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fall Leaves Fall

What could possible be better than sweet baby pictures?
A sweet baby playing fall leaves of course!

Oh, and of course he eats the leaves...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

7 months

Oh, wow! The six month was certainly my favorite so far. You are so cool, little guy! The things you can do just amaze me. I am so proud of how much you are learning and growing. In the last month you learned to crawl on your knees and pull yourself up. I am totally impressed with your scooting/crawling speed these days and how long you can stand up while holding onto things. I can't believe how mobile you are! You are a great eater... well at least of your baby food... you sometimes act like you don't like your bottle. I have been having difficulty clothing you in this cooler weather because you don't have enough waist and butt to keep your pants up, but you need long pants for your long legs! Daddy and I love to see you light up and start "talking" when you see us, it is so cool that you can crawl right over to us if you want us! Although, I will say you are often under my feet and one of these days you are going to get squished! I hope month 7 is as fantastic as 6! Don't grow up too fast little guy!

Still a happy boy!

Yeah, I pulled myself up here!

Eli ended this photo shoot on his terms...
"Mom you can't take my picture if I eat the sign!"

All About Eli - Month 7:
ELi Likes: sitting up, scooting around, crawling around, Chuck the Truck, pulling up, standing at his play table, playing with Daddy, eating - especially his fruit, being upside down, peek-a-boo, moving, finding things under the couch/table/dresser

Eli DOES NOT Like: getting his nose cleaned out, lying down to get his diaper changed, mommy or daddy leaving the room, the end of dinner, being still, getting his nose wiped

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Eli styling his Mizzou T-shirt for last weeks Oklahoma game! Wow, what a game! We are so excited for todays Nebraska game!!

Oh, and I don't think I have mentioned it on here, but this kid pulls himself up. If he isn't crawling and army scooting all over the house then he is standing up somewhere playing. He loves to be standing, even if he is a little shaky on his feet sometimes. Generally, he can stand up for quite a while with no trouble, but every once in a while he forgets to hold on and he lets go with both hands and goes Kerplop.

Pumpkin Patch

Recently, Dan had a day off on a Friday and I had half the day off, so we kept Eli home from school and enjoyed some family time. Eli got to come to Momma's school and meet all of her friends and then we went to the pumpkin patch that afternoon. I was super excited about the awesome picture opportunities to be had at the pumpkin patch, especially since my camera had been broken for a month and I hadn't been able to take many pictures of my little guy! With my camera back in my eager hands and Elijah wearing his super cute Halloween shirt we were off. We had a great time. Eli was generally uninterested in pumpkins, but did put up with Momma's need for pumpkin pictures and gave some cute smiles. His favorite part of our pumpkin patch experience was trying to eat hay from the hay-bales that were everywhere.

Doesn't sit still... even when sitting on a bunch of pumpkins.

Eating Hay

Riding a pint-sized Tractor

Sunday, October 10, 2010

6 months

Wow, half a year. I can't hardly believe how big you are and how many tricks you can do. I think is by far the most fun age. Between the scooting, sitting, pulling up and general wiggling you are certainly learning how to get around. I wouldn't say you are efficient at it yet, but you are certainly a busy boy.

All About Eli - Month 6:
ELi Likes: sitting up, scooting around, reaching things, being outside, Sophie Giraffe, eating solid food, blowing raspberries, playing with Chuck the Truck, pulling up, shoe laces,

Eli DOES NOT Like: getting his nose cleaned out, teething, laying down on his back, naps,

Eli's 6 month check up went great. He did well at the doctor's office until the shots. He got pretty mad at the shots and didn't quite recover as quickly as last time. He was pretty mad about the whole thing. As you can tell from his numbers below, he is gaining weight and is getting a bit more square.

Vital Stats - Month 4
Weight: 17 punds 15.5 ounces (59th percentile)
Length: 27 inches (71st percentile)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Jake Walk 2010

Last weekend we participated in the Juvenile Diabetes "Walk for A Cure" to support my cousin Jake. We have been doing the walk for a few years now and it is always a great time with our family. This year I was totally excited because it was Elijah's first walk and I made him his very own team t-shirt. Well, it was chilly and very windy and right during Elijah's nap time... so, he wasn't exactly on his best behavior, but we all survived it.

A Very Cold Punkin-Head

And a Special Thank You to our Donors from Elijah
(before he got cranky)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Apple Picking

Apple picking is one of my absolute favorite fall activities. This year it was especially awesome because we got to take Elijah and we went with Taylor, Sam and Max! It was a beautiful day and lots of fun. We picked tons of apples and the boys tried them while we were out in the orchards... with varied responses. Getting both of the little boys to look at the camera at the same time proved to be an impossible task, but we tried.

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