Tuesday, August 23, 2011

One Year Photos

It's official -- we have a one year old!!  More on that later . . .

But for now, take a look at these amazing pictures taken by our friend Christi.  Enjoy!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Catching Up

Is it just me, or has this summer been a complete blur?  I apologize for the complete lack of blog updates, but there just hasn't been much time!

Here are photos of some of the things we have been up to this summer.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Father's Day 2011

We had an impromptu photo shoot on Father's Day.  Aren't they handsome?

Eli sure looooves his daddy!  

Summer Fun

We have had a busy, fun summer so far!  It's already scorching hot here, so most of the time we have spent outside has been centered around water.  

Eli is now 10 months old, and into EVERYTHING.  He's a very curious little guy, and has started exploring in all of our drawers, cabinets, baskets, etc.  He will play with a broom, golf club, dog toy or plastic cup over a baby toy any day.  He is a pro at crawling, and he's quick and fearless.  Last week at school, he escaped from the exersaucer by pushing up and out of the seat and then lowering himself down over the side and onto the ground.  He had his first bloody nose (bumped it on the coffee table), and only cried for a second.  He can run while holding on to the sit-to-stand walker, and just this week we have seen him take a couple steps on his own, so I know walking is not far off.  His hair is really growing, his teeth are showing now, and he looks more and more like a little boy every single day.  He is a pretty good eater, but still seems to prefer baby good.  His favorite food is green beans (still pureed), and his favorite sound to make is "tssss" -- he hisses all day long.  

Here are a few pictures of what we've been up to lately.  **Naked baby alert!!**

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Day in the Life...

Jeff and I both uploaded the pictures we have taken on our phones over the last month or so, and I found some gems!  Because the big camera doesn't always travel with us on a daily basis, these pictures are some of the best at capturing Eli's personality.  Too bad the quality isn't the best...  Enjoy!

Sleeping peacefully. 
Enjoying dinner al fresco.  Too bad he didn't actually eat any of it!
Jammin with daddy.
Loving on his sweet and tiny new friend Elanor.
So proud of himself for standing.
Getting in his daily back stretches, just like dad!
Ready for the Zoo Run.
Post-run visit to the fire truck.
Keeping score.

Best buds.  This is one of my favorite pictures of all time. 

This is how Eli spent the Easter service -- having a blast in the cry room at the back of the sanctuary. 
Working on his rhythm at music class.
E does not, and never has, taken a pacifier, but lately he likes chewing on them like teething toys.  It's so funny to see a pacifier hanging out of his mouth! 
"Hey guys, I caught a big one!"
Yum!  He likes these baby cheese puffs almost as much as I do...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mother's Day

I had a wonderful first Mother's Day!  Look at the sweet gifts E made for me at school.  I will keep these forever!

I made Eli take some pictures with me to document the occasion.  I don't think he minded one bit -- this kid likes the camera. 

Photo Session

These pictures are from Easter.  Thank goodness Eli's Granddaddy is a photography pro -- we always get so many great pictures!  I think he took nearly 300 that day.  Here are just a few. 

It was a constant battle (that we lost) trying to keep the grass out of his mouth.