Wednesday, April 21, 2010


When I was one, my parents got me a horse named Bucky. All was well with Bucky, until one fateful day when I rode Bucky into the sunset (so to speak). Or...if you're one, I was riding him through the kitchen, out the door, and down the step into the garage. Apparently I was not prepared for such a grand ride and was thrown off of Bucky upon entrance into said garage. This angered my father and poor Bucky was cast into the street at a high rate of speed for hurting his little girl. :) Thankfully Mom rescued Bucky from the street after tending to me. I rode Bucky around for years after, scratches on him and all. :) Fast forward thirty-one years and now Eloise has her own Bucky, courtesy of my parents. She will not be allowed to ride Bucky in any areas where stairs could become involved...

Her Bucky is new and improved and plays music when you press his cheek. And he's pink, comes with his own basket for carrying dolls and books, and has a fleece main and tail. How great is that?

Eloise loves her Bucky. Thanks mom & dad!
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

An Eloise and her Elephant

An Eloise and her Elephant

One year of photos:

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Monday, April 19, 2010

12 Months!!

Here it is...the last installment of elephant pictures! I have loved this monthly routine of ours, getting out the elephant to see how much he had shrunk since his last venture out of the closet. I think I'll take another one with them together at 18 months and then again at two.

Eloise & her pal Elephant:

Ooohh, shoes! Love to pull off those shoes...

Pretending to be nice to Elephant - I think she's hoping to lure him in a little closer

So that she can do this to him! Poor Elephant. Attacked in the bedroom by Eloise with the shoe.

At 12 months my little one is:

Cruising furniture
Crawling like a 'real girl'!
Pulling up on anything and everything -including the cat (or so she tried)
Eating 'real' people food - good bye baby food!
Says 'Na-na' for banana
Signs 'More' & 'Please' - SO proud of her for this!!
Tries to moo like a cow. :)
Has a sound she makes for the cats - it's a tongue trill starting high & descending to a lower pitch. She makes the same sound every time a cat comes into a room. Or a dog too for that matter...
Goes to bed between 6:30 & 7:00 and sleeps until 8:00 am or 9. :)
Loves to play with shoe laces
LOVES to read books - we do this most of the time. Chooses reading over playing a lot of the time.
LOVED swimming in the pool at Nellie's birthday party this past weekend - she was kicking & much fun!

A whole year of my Ella Roo. What a blessed Mama I am.
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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sneak Peek

If you want to see the rest of this project (& I think you do!) go here!!

This is only a sneak...

So happy that spring has finally sprung!!
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Friday, April 16, 2010

Meeting Wyatt

Here are some photos from yesterday & our date to meet Wyatt.

Eloise wasn't too sure what she thought about mama holding someone else...

Wyatt & his mama Kari - love this picture

Hee, hee

Congratulations Brett & Kari. And thank you again for letting us meet your precious boy!!
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

My Friday Four

Here's a little list of things that made me happy today (which is Thursday, but it's so late, no one will read this until Friday, hence the title). Are you still with me??

1. My little sweet pea signed 'please' for the first time today. She's really good at signing 'more' but up until today, hadn't officially signed please or thank you. We're on the road to good manners now!

2. I have an announcement: (& I'm SUPER excited about it) I've been invited to be an official member of the Shimmerz Design Team!!! WOO-HOO!!! In fact, I created a super fun project tonight that I will put on this blog & on this blog in the next day or two.

3. One of my former students is a rock star. Seriously. He's signed with a band called Sixteen Cities as their drummer. I'm a very proud former music teacher right now. Grant it, I only had him for one year, but I'm still claiming him as MY former student...

4. I got to hold this little bundle today!! Thank you Kari for sharing your precious boy with us - we were so happy to meet him!

That's all I have for now. I promise that will post pictures in my next post. Promise. Promise.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Eloise Easter Bunny

Yes, I know these are almost a week late...but better late than never, right?

Here are some sweet pics of my favorite Easter bunny from last Saturday.

And...I have a confession...I don't have any pictures of her in her Easter dress! *GASP!* I'm hoping they are on Tim's camera...
End of confession.
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