Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Where's Eli?

No Eli is not walking yet. He is so close. He will stand up by himself but that's about it. His latest "trick" is climbing. He loves to climb in and on everything.
Sorry the pictures may not be the best quality. Our camera has decided to stop working (well, I actually dropped it...still a very sensitive subject) and we have resorted to our phones to take pictures until we either get it fixed or get a new one

He took everything out and got in all by himself...yes we do have safety locks on the cabinets well expect this one.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Yes, I have joined the couponing world. For the past few months I decided what the heck I will give it a try. And now I am addicted. I mean who doesn't want to save money. Like I said I am new to this so those of you that are pros might not think these are amazing deals but they were to me!


Publix-Total $8.72
Bi-lo Total-$7.26

I thought I took a picture of my CVS deal but guess I didn't because I can't find it anywhere but for $16.72 I got 5,yes 5 bottles of Febreeze, 1 Febreeze Noticeable(there version of a plug-in), Pantene Pro-V Shampoo, Condition, Hairspray, and Deep Conditioning Treatment, A Venus Spa Breeze razor (not the disposable kind either), 50 photos printed, and 2 things of pantyliners. I think that was all but for some reason I feel like I am forgetting something.

For those that know me know that I am what you may call "cheap" (I prefer frugal) and yes now with my new addiction it is worse!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

11 months

It is that time again for Eli's monthly update. I cannot believe next month he will be a year old!! He has completely mastered crawling and is fast. He will climb up on anything and everything. We thought we had our house baby proofed before but had to make some recent changes. He will stand up on his own for a few seconds and will walk along the furniture. Eli loves to push his highchair around as he walks. It won't be long and our lives will change again with him walking!!

He still will eat just about anything. His recent favorites are waffles, muffins, gold fish, yogurt, peaches, watermelon, and peas/carrots. It is so nice that he has learned to feed himself. He usually makes a HUGE mess but it is nice to be able to fix dinner or actually eat myself. His top 2 teeth FINALLY came in last week. Which means he is also sleeping alot better.

It is so much fun just to watch him play. You can tell that the wheels are turning and he is starting to really understand how things work. His favorite games include rolling or throwing the ball back and forth, peek-a-boo(as always), wrestling on the floor, and putting his toys in and out of the toy basket. He also went swimming for the first time last month and loves the water. He will just babble on and on. Still working on saying mama he says it but not consistently. I swear he says Kinsley (his cousin). Whenever he see her he makes a sound that sounds just like her name. It is so sweet, he gets so excited when troy comes home and will say dada dada da non stop. Oh another thing he started doing is taking one of our old cell phones putting it up to his ear and talking. It is really cute. I am still trying to get it on video.

I am sure I can write forever about all the things Eli has learned but most importantly Eli is just one happy little boy. You can't help but smile just being around him.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Clingman's Dome

On our way back from Pigeon Forge we stopped and did a little hiking up to Clingman's Dome. On the way down we took a detour and hiked some of the Appalachian trail...just to say we did. The weather was actually perfect, besides the fog, I guess that is why its called to Great Smokies. Eli was fantastic the whole time but he usually is if he is outside. I think this just might be a new tradition in the making.