Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 110: Two Pictures

Both of these pictures are from Saturday, 6-26.

I love her little body. She has the perfect amount of baby chubbiness. So cute.

Family picture! Elise is always lifting up her dresses and showing off her little belly button.

Day 109: Learning to Stand Up for Herself

Elise likes to practice standing up. Here she is on 6-25:

Monday, June 28, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Days 106 and 107


Elise loves her play mat and she spends time on it every day. Here she is on 6-23:

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Days 104 and 105

Daddy and daughter on Father's Day, 6-20:

Sleeping with her finger in her nose, 6-21:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Days 102 and 103

Elise napping on a homemade blanket that our friend Amber made, as Yoink watches over her (6-18):

Elliot making sure that Elise stays asleep while I eat lunch at our favorite Indian restaurant (6-19):

Also, Elise rolled over today, from her back onto her belly! Now that she's figured it out, she keeps doing it. It's very cute to watch, as the amount of effort she has to put into it is extraordinary. Good job, Elise!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Day 101!!!!

Elise turns 101!

In 101 days, Elise has learned a lot. As you can see from the picture (taken on 6-17), she can hold her head up when she's on her belly. She babbles and coos like crazy, and she can make lots of interesting sounds. I love her little baby voice. She only gets up once during the night now, if at all. And we're practicing Elimination Communication, so she even uses the potty sometimes.

Elise is the best baby ever.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Days 98, 99, and 100

Elise has been trying to roll over lately. On Monday (6-14), she actually managed to go from her belly to her back 4 or 5 times, but she hasn't done it since. Here she is trying to go from her back to her belly:

Sleeping on Mommy's shoulder, 6-15:

Chillaxin' on 6-16:

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Elise's Website

I created a website of pictures of Elise at:

There are TONS more pictures that I need to post, but what I have up is a good start. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Days 96 and 97

Elise in her car seat, staring sleepily at her beloved toy Jingle Bunny on 6-12:

Getting better at sitting propped up in a corner! 6-13:

Monday, June 14, 2010

Day 95: Grabblin'

Friday, 6-11:

Elise has figured out how to grab some of the toys on her play mat. Yay for eye/hand coordination!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Days 93 and 94: Elise is 3 Months Old!

Elise on her 3 month birthday, 6-9:

Baby super model striking a pose, 6-10:

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Day 92: Elise Has Learned How to Suck Her Finger

Elise fell asleep during tummy time yesterday (6-8) when she started sucking her finger. Considering that Elise hates tummy time and hates pacifiers, this all came as quite a surprise. She slept like that for about 45 minutes.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Days 89, 90, and 91: Visiting the Grandparents

Saturday June 5th, with Nana:

Elise's first trip to the beach, Sunday June 6th:

Sleeping through brunch on June 7th:

Good Bye, William

Our foster son, "William," was reunited with his mother at the end of last month. We're very, very happy for them. A little sad for ourselves-- William lived with us for just short of a year and it's taking some time to adjust to life without him. I'm almost tempted to buy a copy of "Cars" in his honor (although I'm sure I know the whole movie by heart, after watching it 800 million times in a row).

Elise is an only child now. I think she's enjoying the extra attention.

As far as we know, William and his mother are doing well. We'll let you know if we hear anything about him.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Days 87 and 88

Sleeping on Mommy, 6-3:

My phone doesn't take very good zoomed-in pictures. I was trying to keep the flash from going off right in her face. 6-4:

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Day 86: Dimples!

June 2:

Wednesday, June 02, 2010