Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Another milestone...

Last week we decided Eli was getting a little too big for his baby bathtub.

He absolutely LOVED taking a bath in the "big" bathtub. Even though like always you can't really see it in the picture.

I have been meaning to post this pic from a few weeks ago.

Eli playing with his mamateel.

(thanks Kellen for letting us borrow your bumbo!!)

How can you not love this little guy?!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Too Fast!

On Saturday the 7th Eli turned 6 months old.
These last 6 months have gone way too fast. Trust me there have been many of those LONG days where I just wish he could talk to tell me what he wanted or that he could walk so I didn't have to carry him, the diaper bag and whatever else I needed to grab. But on Sunday afternoon when Eli was taking a nap after church Troy and I tiptoed in his room just to watch him sleep I think we both got a little emotional thinking about how big he really is getting. He is not our little newborn any more. It makes you realize that yes it can be extremely hard at times but how important it is to not to wish another day away. This is really such a fun age. Right now my favorite thing is going to get him out of his crib in the mornings. I love how once he sees me he will start smiling and laughing, he gets so excited. He is mastering baby food quite well. He has liked just about everything we have given him. Like I said in previous posts he LOVES to play peek-a-boo. Some of his favorite toys are measuring cups a big mixing spoon and a very colorful giraffe. Eli also gets very excited when his daddy comes home. It is so sweet to see him raise his arms in the air and get a huge smile on his face when Troy walks in the room. I could probably go on and on about what an amazing little guy he is. But I won't and just show some pictures instead because I know that's what everybody likes to see!
--Oh we took him for his 6 month check-up he now weighs 18.12 lbs
and is 27 inches long--


Now that Eli sits up he has a whole different prospective of his once favorite rain forest gym
"Story time"
First time drinking juice.
It is a tradition in my family that when you turn 6 months you get a cupcake. So on Sunday after family dinner we let Eli dig in. He absolutely LOVED it. It took him a little bit to figure out exactly what was going on but once he did we had to literally pull him away from the mess.
This is another one of Eli's new favorite games. If he starts fussing all you have to do is make a tent over him and he is fine. He is such a little boy.
Swinging at the park.
I cannot wait till Spring!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009


These past few weeks Eli has discovered the game of peek-a-boo. He will do it just about every time he gets his hands on a blanket. He loves it!