Monday, September 29, 2008
The pictures are a little fuzzy because we are having camera problems, but I had to take pictures
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Sienna (almost 10 months) Sam, me, Eli (almost 8 months)
Looking at the little sharks :-)
I love my little boy!
Eli watching the big sharks in the tank, he was fascinated!
Of course we need a souvenir!
"I can't get any water mom!"
Yesterday Tracy came over with Lily and Luke. It was fun. Lily loves to play with Eli and she is so good with him. Eli and Lily played on the floor, Luke slept in his carseat and Tracy and I got to visit.
Luke (almost 2 months) Eli (almost 8 months)
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Eli and Papa
Eli in the high chair!
Maya and Lily leavng the party, are't they adorable!
Friday, September 19, 2008
I love when he makes this face!
Even more than Eli likes to sit, this boy loves to stand. He loves to stand on our laps, he loves to stand on the floor, and now he lovs to stand next to things. He even loves to hold onto my hands and walk around the room. He still has no balance but he loves to walk.
Today Eli learned a new trick. Lately he has been imitating our mouth movements. Mike was holding him on his lap one day while he was eating something and I could tell Eli was concentrating on it and then he started moving his mouth like he was chewing something. It was so cute. Today while Mike was holding him he stuck at out his tongue and then they just kept going back and forth. Eli sure has fun with his daddy.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Grandma gave Eli her water bottle and he was set. That is his favorite toy!
Eli and cousin Madeleine at the church picnic.
Eli and Madeleine playing at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Go Colts!!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Eli also tried something new yesterday. He was sitting on the floor playing with his basketball hoop with daddy while I was folding laundry right next to them. Eli grabbed ahold of the basketball hoop and tried to pull himself up. I think if the basketball hoop could have held him he would have been able to pull himself to his feet. He does love to stand. It is almost impossible to get him to sit after he has been standing.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
We also decided to work with Eli on drinking from a sippy cup. Now with each meal I give him drinks from his sippy cup. I took the stopper out so he would be able to get water out right away. He took to it immediately. He go a little bit of water in his mouth and started sucking on it. The only thing he still needs to figure out is that he has to tip it up to get water out.
Not only did Eli get a sippy cup and a booster seat, while we were out at Target I found the cutest pair of shoes for Eli. He hasn't been wearing shoes because his feet are too chubby. I had gotten him a pair of sandles for the summer, but they left marks on his feet. His new shoes are really soft and soooooo cute. I love them. Eli wasn't to sure of them. He thought they were new toys.
Grandma stopped by for a visit today and had a special present for Eli. She knows how much Eli loves his taggie blanket so she made him some new ones. She made a bunch and was letting us choose which one we wanted for Eli. It was so cute. I was holding Eli while she was showing us. Each time she laid one on the table Eli would reach for it. He loves these blankies. We ended up and couldn't decide between 2 and when we held them up for Eli he grabbed them both and immediately hugged them. Needless to say, Grandma gave them both to Eli. He is such a lucky boy to be so loved.
I think I found a baby food that Eli doesn't care for. I have been starting a new food on Thursdays and Sundays. We had already had sweet potatoes, prunes, and squash. Today we started peas. I have been giving Eli 1 1/2 jars for lunch and dinner. I gave him the 1/2 jar of sweet potatoes and then switched to the peas. With the first bite he made a funny face and with the second bite he cried. I tried a few more bites and he kept crying. Finally I gave in and gave him some more sweet potatoes. At dinner I decided to try them again. This time I did the peas first. He ate them but I could tell they weren't his favorite.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
It has been almost a week now since we have taken Eli off of the cereal. Immediately I could see a difference. Right away he was no longer gassy. Unfortunately he was still waking up at night because he was a little bit constipated. So we started him on prunes this week. All I can say is the prunes worked! We went through 3 outfits today and had 2 baths, and this was with my favorite brand of diapers. Hopefully this means he will sleep better.
We had a near disater this week. On Monday our laptop started acting up. As the day went on it was getting worse. So before it crashed Mike copied everything onto a CD. He then reformatted the laptop and wiped everything off to start over. When he went to put back the files he had saved everything was gone. That meant all of Mike's graduate school work from the past 2 years, all of our pictures, and all of our videos. I wasn't too upset about the pictures because I have uploaded so many pictures onto facebook and I knew I could get those back, but the videos devastated me. Me had videos from bringing Eli home from the hospital, his first bath, his baptism, and random videos from here at home. I couldn't believe they were gone. Luckily Mike knew how important everything was and he spent the next 2 days slaving over the laptop and was actually able to recover a lot. He got some of his work, a lot of pictures, and I think all of our videos. I am so happy we got our videos back. I just want to watch them over and over. Now we have everything backed up so we will never lose it.