Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love.

-Mildred B. Vermont-

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

4th of July Pictures

Today we took Elliana to have pictures done for 4th of July. She did wonderful again, which made it hard for mommy and grandma to pick which pictures to get. Of course, mommy spent way more than intended, but the pictures were all wonderful! Here are a few of the highlights!
Standing up like such a big girl!

Her eyes say it all...She loves to stick out that tongue.
Apparently flowers make her giggle (which is better than the feather boas and pearls which make her shake and cry!)
Love these with the background we made. She actually sat there waving the flag!
This one is for grandpa. She looks at the flag like she actually knows what it means. The look she has is gratitude for all those who protect that flag (thanks grandpa for your service).

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Happy Father's Day and more...

Sunday was Pete's first Father's Day. We celebrated by having our families over to our house to grill out. Elliana enjoyed spending the day with her daddy and her grandpas. Apparently she thought grandpa was a jungle gym.
Here are a few other pics from Sunday.
Ellie with her daddy and grandpas (and Uncle/Father Tony).
Ellie with her daddy.
Ellie with mommy and daddy.
Elliana loves story time with mommy. Apparently today she couldn't figure out which book she wanted to read. So...she took them all off the bookshelf! Whew, what a mess!
Also today - Help Me Grow came out to re-evaluate Ellie's development. Soon after their last evaluation she started doing all of the things that had made her gross motor development behind (things like crawling and pulling up to stand). Good news - she is caught up and ahead! Her language skill are that of a 13 month old; gross motor and fine motor are that of a 10-12 month old; and social skills are that of a 12 month old. All the hard work is paying off! She is such an amazing little girl. Mommy is so proud of all that Ellie has accomplished!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Finally some updates!

Wow. It's been almost 2 weeks...sorry! Things have been crazy busy here.
Ellie is getting so big and doing so many new things. She crawls like a pro now. She can climb the entire flight of steps in under a minute now (she is training for the baby Olympics according to daddy). She is so curious about everything, so she is into everything! Here are a few pictures from the last 2 weeks to keep everyone in the loop!
Sometimes eating can be just exhausting.
Elliana is working on her diva pose.
Elliana turned 10 months old this week. As you can tell, getting her to hold still and hold her sign has become quite a task.
Eating can also be quite the messy experience. Ellie bopped - she should have weaved!
Air conditioning is so cool - literally! Elliana discovered that it is fun to climb on the vent when the air is on. Check out that hair!
Finally, can anyone find the baby?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Eating Pudding and Riding the Lion

Ellie apparently has mommy's sweet tooth for chocolate. Mommy was eating chocolate pudding, and Elliana was looking longingly at my little cup of pudding. She ended up with a few bites and loving it. She also ended up with chocolate face!
Ellie is also trying to walk. She has the Stride and Ride Lion now. She loves it! She stood up behind it and started taking some hesitant steps. With only 1 try, she has totally figured it out! The steps are still shaky, but she is getting much better and will be walking before we know it.

Tales from the Crib