Sunday, October 28, 2012

Fun with Haley

Eliana L-O-V-E-S Haley.  They actually met when Eliana was just 3 weeks old (both babies attached to the boob and being bounced on the exercise ball!) and then ended up in the same day care class!  Eliana had her shoes on since 7am waiting for "Aaee".

These kids are so busy it was hard to get a good picture!

It was a tearful goodbye... good thing they'll see each other tomorrow.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Eliana helped me make the salad tonight ~ I cut the cucumber, she'd put one piece in the bowl and two in her mouth. :-)  Not sure I could have done it without her!

(Poll:  Keep the wall hanging in the background?)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

18 months!

Our sweet BABY turns one and a half years old next week! WOWZA! We are SO proud of Eliana it's unbelievable. She is learning so much and continues to amaze us with her understanding of what's happening around her and her growing vocab!

  New words: Star, Pillow, Blanket, Apple, Strawberry, Shoes, Mine (much to my dismay!), Hat, Truck, Up, Down, Baby, Stir, Dance... Oh and so many more!

  New sayings: "Wow", "Oh no", "Thank you", "I dunno" "Bless You" (This last one cracks me up, because we alway say "Saha" which is Arabic... she must have learned Bless You at daycare!)

  Favorite activities: Playing with cousin Kaira, Auntie Michelle and Auntie Mo. Going to Grandma's house and daycare! Trying on mom and dad's shoes, pushing her bus around outside, playing in "her" drawer in the kitchen, taking the trash in and out (yes, she's doing chores), dancing, playing catch with big balls.

  New Skills: Perfecting the use of her spoon, jumping, running, spinning, climbing ladders, taking off her shoes (not always at appropriate times...!)

  Naughtiest Moments: Playing "row, row, row your boat" on the oven handle, kicking the screen door to make the screen pop out

  Sweetest Moments: Lots of random hugs and kisses (yay for closed mouth kisses!), getting us a blanket and pillow and saying "nigh-night" when we lay down (anywhere, anytime!), saying "I dunno" while putting her hands up (and usually at appropriate times!).

                                                Playing with her buddy Brody at the park!

Our new home!

After FIVE months of owning our home and LOTS of time, energy and money put into it we FINALLY moved in! We love our new home. Eliana has so much space to run around and it's so open that we can go about doing lots of different activities while still being "together". Every day we have a new project but it feels good to be doing something to better OUR HOME, a place we know we'll be for a long time.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


THIS is getting ridiculous! I MUST update this blog! But does anyone even still read it...?? Or have I lost all my fans?!