Friday, February 25, 2011

We're Coming to Florida

Our flights our booked, travel plans are made and I've started pulling out summer stuff for Elle.  We are so excited that we are able to visit our family in Jacksonville in March.  It is a totally unexpected trip but we are escaping the cold weather, which seemed to be letting up but is now turning snowy again, and heading for sunshine.  I am so excited because all the spring stuff is starting to show up in the stores and I now have an excuse to buy them for Elle.  I am also excited because she has a few pairs of sandals and a bathing suit she wasn't going to get to wear due to the sizes and our cold weather.  I even pulled this super cute hat out of the closet yesterday.  It fits perfectly!  She looks like she's ready to go doesn't she?

Monday, February 7, 2011


Please excuse the food all over her face!  Yesterday, as I was feeding her green beans and butternut squash she kept making the funniest face and showing me her teeth.  Since I've been trying for two weeks to get a good shot of her teeth I yelled to Matt to come with the camera.  Instead of trying to clean her mouth off between bites, we were trying to get her to show her teeth!  Matt was able to snap this great picture of them!  While it looks like she might be crying, she isn't, she's just being a total ham.  

Below is a picture of her eating her "Crispy Rice", the organic version of Rice Krispies (I think the name is funny).  She's pretty proud of herself for doing it on her own however, she is not that good at hitting her mouth!  

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Elle's 8 Months Old

 Where did January go?  We are already in February and running in fast forward!  Elle turned 8 months a week ago...8 months going on three years.  She is so full of life and personality.  I look at her and no longer see a baby girl I see a child emerging.  She pretends to eat with her mouth when she sees food, bounces to the beat when music comes on, and laughs when I laugh at her.  She is the happiest little person I have ever met.

  Matt just got back from Mexico.  He had a good time and came home with a tan!  I was so jealous happy for him.  While he was away Elle and I stayed with my parents so I didn't climb the walls being alone with an eight month old.  While we were there Nana gave her the traditional sink bath.  My Mom loves bathing them and does so whenever she has them over night.  I warned her that Elle was not like her cousins and it would be a Shamoo show the minute she hit the water.  Here's the only photo I snapped before we decided she needed to get out.
Here she is playing dangerously with her Father.  Perhaps this is why she seems a little unsure when I leave her alone with him.  

 Being a little poser!
 Embracing the "bad hair day"!
With wild hair comes wild hair-dos...this is Elle with her Rihanna do.  As Matt says,  Rihanna gets her "hair-did", Elle with her hair-did.

Lazy Saturday mornings mean play-time with penguin.  They say you start to look like someone the more time you spend with them.  Elle and her BFF, Penguin.