Friday, October 28, 2011

6 months!

Eliana has been with us for 1/2 a year and it is impossible to imagine our life without her. She has brought us so much joy and each month things are getting more fun. Her smile absolutely warms our hearts, her giggle is contagious and her toes are nibble worthy. She is very social these days, LOVES going out with mom and dad and meeting new people. Today was her first day in the gym day care and she had a great time ~ the sitter kept going on about what a happy baby I have!

It is definitely time for Eliana to get some grub in her belly! She stares at us when we eat and you can see it in her eyes that she wants it BAD! She'll have her first solids this weekend, so stay tuned for some updates on that.

Uh, mom, why do you put these silly stickers on me every month?

Oh well, it's one more thing for me to put in my mouth!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Great visit

My dearest childhood friends just left after a perfect (but too short) visit. Having them visit was SO good for the soul - these ladies are exactly the type of people you need in your life - loyal, fun, honest, open, caring and just oozing GOODNESS! It was as if we hadn't been apart for one day since we first met in 5th grade. We chatted, shopped, ate ourselves sick (that pound of sees chocolate went down FAST!), lazed around, and still had time for a trip to the beach.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Special time

I love these three.

Good times

We have been having so much fun lately that I haven't had any time to post!

Lately Eliana has been obsessed with anything that WE have. She is in love with my orange cup and wants that straw in her mouth SO bad. In fact, tonight during the oh so fun "witching hour" I gave Eliana the orange cup and it seemed to solve her world's problems.

My good friend from high school was in the bay area for her husbands job, so her and her precious 5 month old, Lyla, came to play!

Perhaps Eliana was a little TOO welcoming...!

In other news on the home front, I have been busy crafting. Believe it or not. (I know most of you don't...) But I am currently obsessed with Pinterest and it has totally inspired me to be crafty. I look at all the precious things that my mom made me that I have kept and even passed on to Eliana and I want to be able to give the same thing to my children. No better time to start, right!? So my sweet friend Laurie brought over her sewing machine, gave me a lesson and away I went!

Eliana loves her new mobile! Oh, and, I totally teared up when she first looked at it, flapped her arms and grinned with happiness!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Auntie time

Eliana was being a little grumpy with mom and dad today ~ then Auntie Mo showed up and she was full of smiles and giggles.

Shower fun

It has become our little ritual for Eliana to shower with daddy on the weekends. She LOVES it... today I recorded this cuteness.

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Apparently shower water is just as good as bath water! Yum!

What are you doing in here, mom?

Look at my big girl!

My baby is such a big girl in this picture, I just can't believe it!