Thursday, October 20, 2011

7 Things About My 7-month-old

1. Eli still has the brightest bluest eyes and the biggest happiest smile. He sleeps with a blanket, teddy bear, heartbeat bear and, for naptime, the mobile. He's been sleeping through the night since about 2 months. When he wakes up in the morning, he pulls down the crib bumper and looks out to see if someone is coming. He smiles and kicks when we walk up to get him, but he gets so sad if we walk by without going to him.
2. He eats four times a day: cereal at breakfast and bedtime, and a fruit or vegetable with lunch and dinner. He eats carrots, peaches, sweet potato, zucchini, applesauce and pumpkin, but his favorite is bananas! He does not like peas or squash--he turned his head away from them and made faces. He also eats puffs, but only when I put them in his mouth. The others end up on the floor. Eli now has three teeth, two on bottom, one on top.

3. He is a professional scoocher, an amateur crawler, and an aspiring puller-upper. I'm convinced he'll be walking by Christmas. Which means we're going to have to be creative with the Christmas tree placement this year.

4. He is fascinated by cars and trucks! He plays with some and actually makes them roll back and forth. He has one that's a pull-back-and-go car, and he loves to watch it roll across the floor.
5. Eli's favorite toys have lights, buttons and music: the Elmo steering wheel, the Leapfrog musical wheel, and the music table (I just the legs back on it today). He's very happy with his exersaucer, too.
6. He is ticklish all over! Even if I just get close to him with my tickling hand, he starts to squirm and laugh.
7. Eli is a happy, sweet, curious, cuddly, soft, easy-going baby who is so loved by his brothers and Mommy and Daddy! He is such a blessing to our family!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Which boy is which?

Wordless Wednesday: Four Months

Alphabet Adventures 2011: Letter K

K is for...kisses!! And kangaroo, too. At evening storytime, the boys heard stories and all about animals from Australia. They made a kangaroo craft using dots and stamps. We also read the book "The Kissing Hand." And then, sometime around that time, we made kiss cookies.
I have a couple of good baking helpers.
They enjoyed rolling the balls. I had dough on my hands though, so I couldn't take pictures of them rolling the balls.
In the oven

Mini kiss cookies!


and after! I chopped off 10 inches and donated it to Locks of Love, which makes wigs for cancer/chemo/radiation patients who lose their hair.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Our Family of Five

Our first family picture
On our way home
Easter Sunday (Eli was 1 month old)

Me and the boys at the zoo
Father's Day
4th of July (right before Xander fell in)

July 23rd--Eli's Baptism and Xander's 4th birthday
On the Wilmington Riverfront
I did this post because I was looking at my blog page. We have two family of four pictures, but none up of all five of us. I couldn't decide which one to put up, so this is what I came up with.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Alphabet Adventures 2011: Letter J

J is for...
Jumping high!
Jumping ready!
Jumping low!
Jumping up!
Jumping together!
Jumping super!
Jumping diagonal!
Jumping hero!
Jumping happy!
Jumping and flying!
Jumping and smiling!
Jumping and shouting!
Jumping and flipping!
Jumping and having fun!