Monday, January 25, 2010

10 Months

Our little sweet-pea turned 10 months old on Saturday. I can't believe that I'm already starting to plan her first birthday - wow! For our photo shoot this month, Eloise requested to wear her adorable over sized flower. I was happy to comply with her request. :)

Eloise is a great eater. She eats anything I put in front of her. She doesn't care for green beans, but she will eat them. Her favorites right now are black beans, kiwi, bananas, spaghetti & of course the puffs. She is starting to sign for things - she has done 'more' & I think the other day she signed 'all done'. We're still working on 'please' & 'thank you'. :)

She is army crawling everywhere & beginning to show signs of 'real' crawling.

She LOVES books, particularly the Noah's Ark book my parents got her for Christmas. We spend a lot of time each day with Noah & his animals. :) She loves balloons & balls, the kitties, & her table toy.

She giggles & loves to play Peek-a-Boo with us. She is always very happy, about the only time she gets fussy is when she's ready for a nap.

She goes to bed at around 6:30 pm & wakes up at 8:00 am - I'm a lucky, lucky mama!!

Eloise & her friend the Elephant:

Okay, okay, I'm about done with this people...

That's it - I'm outta here!

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Book Whisperer (Singer?)

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

An Update...

These past few days I spent at my sister's house while Tim was away on a business trip. Laura & I had a blast with our little ones. Last night however, we deemed 'girls night' & Mark stayed home with the sleeping babies so we could go enjoy a drink & appetizer by ourselves. What a fun treat! Thanks Laura & family for hosting us these past few days - can't wait to see you again on Sunday!!

Me & My Sis:

Eloise crawling through Laura's living room, stopping to pose for the camera:

Melia & Eloise - I love this photo:

Bathtime for baby!! (Look at those delicious rolls!!)

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Friday, January 08, 2010

Just For Fun...

Here are some pictures taken last weekend. We went to dinner with Nicole, Jim, Beth, & Adam. We enjoyed our triple date & Eloise enjoyed all 6 adults doting over her. :)

Here she is being ferocious:

Checking out Uncle Sound Guy's beard (aka, Jim, self proclaimed USG):

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Thursday, January 07, 2010

What's On The Menu?

Last night we went to dinner here. This is our favorite place to go & every First Wednesday they are open for dinner. We decided it was a sign (well that & our gift certificate!) so we went out for dinner. Miss Eloise was very interested in what they were serving for dinner. She thought she'd take a peek to see what she might like to order in a few years...

Having seen nothing on the menu worth ordering, she decided to eat said menu...

Nope, not tasty either, I guess I'll just settle for the organic food mom brought for me to eat...again...

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

A Few More Photos:

Here are a few more photos from our past few days:

Eloise in her Christmas dress - look how big she's getting!!

9 month elephant picture. Is it just me, or is she the same height as the elephant? We had her 9 month well baby check up last week & she is 19.5 lbs & 28.5 inches long. She's in the 80th percentile for her height & 60th for her weight. Doctor says she's doing great!

She's now wearing size 12 month clothes. On New Year's Day she decided her resolution would be to learn to crawl - so she did. She's now an expert army crawler. I have a video of it to post here in the next few days. Stay tuned. :)

Sitting up & posing for the camera (see Julie - she sits up!) :)

Today she discovered that she can roll & army crawl to get to her toy basket. Nevermind that I had the center of the living room covered with toys for her. She rolled & squirmed & crawled to the basket & picked out the toy that she wanted. I can hear it now 'I can do it myself mom'...

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Monday, January 04, 2010

Christmas Wrap-Up

I thought since it's already January 4th, that maybe I should finish the Christmas posts. :) Here are a few final shots of Eloise & some of the family during Christmas:

Grandparents with ALL of their grandkids! Precious...

Grandma & Grandaddy with Ella Roo:

Auntie Laura with Eloise (notice her little sprout!!):

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