Wednesday, July 27, 2011

On the Move!

It seems like there are so many more 'events' in our lives now that we have Eli. Well, they're events to us anyway. It's funny how this one little guy can entertain us all day long. Today, 2 more teeth came through, which brings us to 7, and the new toothbrush I bought for Eli to play around with ended up in the toilet. He had a different color in mind, I guess.

He is now crawling all over the house now and is so fast. He pulls himself up to standing and has just started to cruise along furniture toward things he wants. We've childproofed everything, but still can't take our eyes off him. He's crafty! Like a heat-seeking missile to anything he's not supposed to have!

We're also in the big boy bathtub now. Fun!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Back in the Saddle

Well, I've been very bad for a couple of months. I've let this go, which makes me sad. Not that I have a "readership" or anything, but I do want to keep this up to show to Eli someday, so I'm back at it and determined to keep it up.

Our little guy is getting so so big. He's crawling all over the house now, which he started earlier than I thought he would, at 6 1/2 months. Before that he started sitting, and can now not only sit up without tipping over, but he can back into a sit from a crawling position very easily. Hey, I'm impressed!

He also is loving the world of baby food & table food. He especially loved strawberries, but I don't really think there's been a food he doesn't like. Even if he makes a face at something (peas, peaches), he opens his mouth for the next bite. If he likes something he opens his mouth determinedly before the food is even on the spoon!

A little naked time on the floor

My new swing! I love it.

Strawberries! Mmmmmm. So good, but so slippery.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Eli got to spend a little time with with his Cousin Chase & his friend Ashton recently. We saw Chase at my Grandma's birthday party, and Eli couldn't take his eyes off of him. I guess it's because we haven't really been around any other kids yet, so he was fascinated by this little person closer to his size.

I asked Chase if he & Eli would be friends when Eli got bigger, and Chase said "I love friends!"

Chase showing Eli his scary face

We hung out with Lauren & Ashton around St. Patrick's day (obviously). Eli is wearing Ashton's outfit from last year, but it's just a tad (very) tight, lol. The boys look very handsome in their party attire!

Eli Learns to Read!

Or maybe Eli holds a of those anyway.

So much going on! Our little guy is getting so expressive & interactive. He talks all the time, laughs, and smiles at everyone. After rolling over the first time, he went on strike for a while, but he's doing quite a bit of rolling now. Tonight he rolled over almost immediately every time I put him on his tummy (like 5 times)! He also has 2 teeth poking out now on bottom, which is very exciting, even though it can make him a bit of a cranky camper at times. And at the doctor today, he weighed 16 lbs 10 oz and was 25 3/4" long (in the 80th % for both weight and height). Dr. Shaw said she was thrilled with his development and that he was doing more than she would expect a baby his age to be doing. We're just coming right along!

Could you keep it down? I'm trying to read.

This is the scary part!
No, don't take it yet, Mom. It's just getting good!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Grandpa Norm's Farm

We took Eli out to see the sheep at Grandpa's farm in Chester when the weather was nice a couple of weeks ago. He didn't show too much interest yet, but I have a feeling he will be begging to go visit there very soon! There were so many adorable new lambs that were just born in the last few weeks, and with all the mama sheep in the barn, it made for a lot of noise! As soon as we walked inside, Eli did say "Ba!"... but I think that may have been a coincidence :)


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Eli's 3 Month Pictures

My mom & I took Eli to get his 3 month pictures today (a little late, since he's 3 1/2 months now), and they turned out soooo adorable. He fell asleep on the way there, so I was a little worried about how he would be when he woke up, but it turned out there was no need to worry! He turned into a little ham as soon as the camera was on and loved every minute. The photographer even commented about how easy he was making it for her. Gerber Baby watch out! :)

It's hard to believe my little guy is getting so big. He rolled over for the first time on Friday, which was very exciting. I was sitting by him on the floor, and Norm had just walked over and sat down on the other side of him. It was like Eli waited for us both to be ready and then away he rolled :)

I was so excited that Norm & I were both there to see it! I know there will be lots of "firsts" that Norm won't get to see when he's out of town, but he was there for this one!

Thanks Grandma Jo for making the hat for us for the pictures. It turned out so cute! And the beautiful crocheted blanket was made by my Grandma Esther. Thanks Grandma!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Getting Bigger!

It seems like Eli is getting SO big, SO fast! He's even wearing 6 month outfits already! It's funny how I want to slow him down and speed ahead to the next exciting thing he's going to do at the same time.

He smiles all the time now, pretty much any time anyone asks him to and lots of other times too! And it's the cutest, most infectious smile ever! One of my favorite things is when he wakes up in the morning or from a nap. He looks up at me and smiles this huge smile that says "I'm so glad you're here, Mommy!"

One of my adorable smiles! Makes you smile too, doesn't it?!?

I'm wondering if he might be working on getting a tooth soon, because he can't seem to get enough things in his mouth. Hands, blankets, Mommy's shoulder, anything really. He's even started grabbing toys and looks very pleased with himself when he can get one of those in his mouth once in a while too.

I just don't understand. One hand fits in my mouth. How come I can't get that other one in there too?

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Finally! Eli started smiling this week, and I finally was able to catch some on camera. Norm can't wait until he can roll over for the first time, but the first smiles were what I was most excited about. They were worth the wait! Love this little guy :)


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

We Love Bathtime!

I'm not sure who loves bathtime more, me or Eli. This was his first time in his little tub, and he wasn't sure what to think of it at first. Now he really likes his baths. When I put him in on Monday, he kicked his legs and smiled really big. I can see already that that smile will be all it takes to melt Mommy's heart!