Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Day 189-{27 weeks old}

Piggy Back Ride

Grandparents are fun!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Day 188

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Day 187

Daddy dressed me.
Mama laughed.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Day 186

Two of
handsome Men.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Day 185

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Reid-{19 months old}

Dear Reid,
Oh where do I begin? You are becoming such a little boy. I love the way you communicate with us, the way you enjoy life and the way you see the world.
This is really an 18 & 9 month letter, since Mommy didn’t have time to write last month.
You are becoming imaginative and goofy, and we love it! You do things now, knowing that you are being funny or cute. 
You LOVE LOVE LOVE to read. It doesn’t matter what kind of book it is, you will want to pick it up and read it. A lot of times you don’t even want Daddy or I to read to you. I guess you are making up your own stories and reading them out loud to us and yourself. Maisy Mouse, Clifford and any book about fire trucks or trucks are your favorites. You love going to the library every Friday to get MORE BOOKS!
You are our tall skinny child. You still take 2 naps most of the time. You are starting to try new foods. You cross your legs when you sit on the couch and sit indian style on the floor. You lay on your belly to read books. You love to unload the dishwasher with Mama and say thank you (kank koo) after you pass each item to me. You like to hide behind and under things, even clothes racks at Target. You are a monkey
You are talking a lot more and mimic or try to mimic words we ask you to say. You know a few colors and can say a few numbers.Yucky (cucky) is your favorite word. You say I love you, which we all love to hear. 
You are growing and learning so much. I love seeing you absorb the world and enjoy life. You are a sweet, serious, sometimes goofy, curious and awesome little boy. Most nights Daddy and I go to bed and say, “ We just love that boy, he is so awesome.” In other words, WE LOVE YOU A LOT and we are THANKFUL for you! 
Love always,

We had a lot of fun taking pictures today!
Thanks for the help Mormor!

Day 184-{6 months old}

Dear Eli,
I can not believe that it was half a year ago that Daddy and I first met you. We didn’t know then how much fun you would be at 6 months old. You are such a happy boy. 
Since I didn’t have a chance to write a letter last month, this will be a 5 month and six month letter.
You have become very vocal and love to say da da da ba ba ba ma ma. It is so fun to hear you blabbing away to Reid in your jump a roo or to Daddy when he’s trying to bounce you to sleep.  
You reach out and grab toys and food that you want with A LOT of passion. It looks so funny when you are determined to get something, because you literally slap the table and object before grabbing onto it. 
Your eyes are still blue and so expressive, we love you, our blue eyed boy!
You sleep from around 7:30pm-6 or 7am. You have started having a hard time sleeping, so we swaddle you. For now it works and I’m sure, in time, that you will outgrow the need. :) Napping is a challenge. I think it is partially because by the time I lay you down you are too tired to put yourself to sleep. Swaddling has been helpful, but isn’t always successful. We are working on it.:)
You now sit with us at the dinner table. Reid sits in the booster seat and you get to sit in the high chair. You aren’t very interested in us feeding you, but you LOVE to feed yourself. You will pretty much eat anything that we give to you, and usually clean up what Reid doesn’t eat. At your check up today you weighed 19lbs 15oz and you were 27” tall.
You are starting to want to crawl. If we lay you on your belly, you will try REALLY hard to pull yourself across the floor, but you haven’t figured out the leg part yet. :) I think you will crawl very soon.
Overall you are super laid back, love to laugh at just about anything and you are curious about everything! You love stuffed animals, jumping and your brother. You smile at people and then burry your head in my shoulder. You sometimes don’t sleep (Christmas Eve) but we would not change anything about you and love that you are our son. 

First PB&J (Reid's leftover lunch)

{Embrace the camera}-January 26th

With two sickies this week...
these were the only embrace the camera photos we got.
Hello sleepy Eli.
Hello crazy morning hair....

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Day 183

We finally captured a lovely picture 
of Eli with Mormor and Papa G.
Now we just need to see Mimi and Papa!!! 
We miss them!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day 182-{26 weeks old}

Monday, January 23, 2012

Day 181

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Day 180

Eli caught Reid's head cold.
Most of the day
was spent trying to
wipe boogers
and get
babies to sleep.

There is something
so sweet about
a sleeping baby.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Day 179

Reid says,"Peek-a-boo!"

Reid's new obsession

Eli's Jump-a-roo.
Notice the disappearing 

This little boy

"playing" together

Friday, January 20, 2012

Day 178

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Playdough & blanket fun!

Reid LOVES to be pulled around
on a blanket.
This one was full 
of static.
His hair is awesome!

Day 177

Snuggling with Mormor

{Embrace the camera}-January 19th

This week, Eli and I had some snuggles on the couch.
It was really fun to set the camera on self timer 
and get a new perspective of our interaction. 
I am so thankful for the gifts God
has given me.
My husband and
my boys are so

This one is going on the wall...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Day 176

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Day 175-{25 weeks old}