Thursday, December 23, 2010

Some more...

Here are a few more pictures of what we have been up to
First taste of a "real" banana
He wishes he could play on the computer all day

Making gingerbread cookies at the discovery museum

Playing at the Discovery Museum

Such a big help...Eli teaching Allie how to use her cup

Allie has started scooting around. She has pretty much mastered the going backwards and going in circles. She will get up on her hands and knees and try to go forward. I am NOT ready for a crawler but it is exciting to see her growing up

Halloween Before Christmas

Before Christmas gets here, here is a quick update with pictures
(some are out of order)
After a night of trick-or-treating these two were worn out!
First "girl" alien

Of course Eli HAD to be Buzz Lightyear. He loved it!!
Playing at the park

Such a happy baby

This is Eli's idea of Thanksgiving Dinner

Pretty Girl

Playing at the park, again

Trying baby food for the first time was a success

The traditional 6 month cupcake, Allie LOVED it!

Enjoying her cupcake with her cousin Ava who is 2 days younger

Ready to dig in

Having fun

Every now and then Buzz makes an appearance

Monday, November 22, 2010

Chicken Noodle Soup

This weekend I got the horrible stomach bug that always seems to be going around this time of year. Being sick with two young kids puts a whole new spin on being sick...not being able to lay around until you feel better. But fortunately I have an AMAZING husband who went above and beyond taking care of me! He not only took care of the kids (which right there would of been plenty) and me he cleaned the house went to the grocery store and made me chicken noodle soup from scratch, homemade noodles and all. Yes he is amazing. I love you babe!!!!

Since every post needs a picture here we are at the pumpkin patch about a month ago. I can't believe I still have posted Halloween pics...wait yes I can.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

picture update...

1st UGA game of the season
She is actually wearing Eli's old jersey, we had to make sure she had a big flower in her hair so everyone would know she was a girl

Love it!

Eli when he is the happiest, watching Toy Story

While at my parent's house we found an old Woody costume Eli of course had to borrow it

We decided to get a membership to the Discovery Museum this year We don't have a picture of it but as of now Eli's favorite part is watching all the bees up by the tower

Such a big girl

Wishes he could still play

They already play so well together

Don't you love the drool

pretty girl

It may not show it in the picture but Eli is crazy about his Uncle Jordan. Jordan, or I should say Elder Owens left to on his mission today. We told Eli that he left on a plane but he is too young to understand. We sure are going to miss him but so proud of his decision to serve.

--Allie turned 4 months on the 10th Her stats are:
14 lbs
24.5 inches long
I also forgot to put Eli's 2 year stats they are:
30.4 lbs
34 inches long


For the last little while I have had the goal to run a half marathon. Last Saturday I was finally able to check it off my list. Was I crazy for running 13.1 miles....yes! Training was rough with Troy's BUSY schedule of work, school, studying and church (he is the YM pres.) and with the days getting shorter and with two little ones at home. But after 2 hours 3 mins and 57 seconds I did it!!! Don't know how exactly.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


No this is not the much needed update just a little something that happened that I have to remind myself yes this is all worth it.

So Eli is starting to take fewer and fewer naps. I lay him down the same time everyday with the same routine and sometimes he sleeps sometimes he doesn't. That is a whole separate post on how much I NEED his nap time and am seriously not happy with the fact that they may be coming to an end.

Today was one of those days where he was in his bed but not asleep. While I am feeding Allie I hear, "Momma I poop." yay. Finish feeding Allie and then hear, "Mess!!." Hurry and put Allie in her swing and open Eli's door. You know when the first thing you see is a messy diaper on the floor it is a bad sign. It is EVERYWHERE!!! Including all over him!! Fun. I don't even know where to start because he has thrown it all over his room...Oh and by the way just this morning I put new clean sheets on his beds for the millionth time this week.

Oh the joys of motherhood!

Sorry no pics for this post didn't want to gross you out and plus locating the camera was the last thing on my mind :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I promise I am going to try and update soon but until then.... how can you not smile too?

Monday, August 30, 2010

Allie Update

I cannot believe she is already over 11 weeks old! The most exciting news is that she is no longer on her monitor! We were beyond thrilled when we took her to the doctor for her 2 month check-up and they gave us the good news. It is like a whole new world leaving the house without her monitor and the diaper bag and the carrier and trying to hold Eli's hand. I love it!!! She is doing so good. I cannot say enough good things about what a great baby she is. She is so mellow. She sleeps about 7 hours a night only to wake up eat and go right back to sleep. She is starting to smile ALOT and make noises. I have been horrible with trying to get video of it I do have a small clip on my phone not the best quality so hopefully I will have a better one soon. (Sorry I tried to upload the video and for some reason it wouldn't work :( It is VERY cute though)Eli loves "his Allie" and already is really protective of her. When I took her to the doctor he did NOT like it when she was getting examined. Thank goodness for the nice nurses to take him out of the room during her shots. I hope to get some more pictures of her up soon. I don't know about you but I can't get enough of her!!

Her 2 months stats are:

11 lbs. 8 oz

23.5 inches

This has been our making dinner routine. It doesn't last long before Eli starts "playing" with her so I have to cook quick. But it is cute to watch them interact.

Now if you have ever come in contact with Eli you know he is somewhat obsessed with Toy Story especially Buzz. The other day I found him sharing all his Toy Story toys with Allie. If this is not love I don't know what is!!!

Once again

What a month! Once again I start a post by saying it has been too long and having to play catch up. As always the easiest way to do this is by pictures. Most of these (ok all of these) are from the beginning of the month when Troy's family came into town from Utah. It was so much fun seeing everyone especially watching Eli and Hunter play together. They immediately got along great like they saw each other everyday. We loved the visit and miss ya'll already!!

This picture is out of order but is to prove that Allie was there to take apart of all the festivities too!
On August 7th Eli turned 2!! We started talking about the big day about a month before to try and get him excited. He loved waking up to a room full of balloons. We hid his present in our closet waiting to give it to him that night, however, he seemed like he knew right where to go that morning finding it right away!

One of the few family pictures we have taken since Allie was born.

A little flash back from his birthday last year.

Eli loved his car cake, he still talks about it. When it was time to blow out his candles he decided he much rather take a bite of the kit-kat spoiler instead.

Coolidge Park. Eli and Hunter had a blast in the fountains. Those boys were too much fun to watch.

Discovery Museum. I haven't been there in forever and was so glad we went. There was so much stuff to explore!
Aquarium. As always Eli loves anything that you could see in Finding Nemo. This trip his favorite was the Sting Ray.

We blessed Allie on the 8th. We were so grateful for all the family the were able to attended.
(more pics of her blessing day to come)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Clean Up

I asked Eli to help clean up his toys and found this:
I then told him that's not where our toys go and found this:

Typical Eli