Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Days 229, 230, and 231

October 23rd:

Elise took a tour of a local farm on October 24th with Mommy, Daddy, Uncle Bret, and Aunt Sara:

Elise is wearing a homemade bathrobe that one of our very nice neighbors made for her when she was born. October 25th:

Monday, October 25, 2010

Day 228: Elise of the Rings

I got Elise some linking rings to play with. They're bright colors and they have different textures. She seems to like them. Here she is playing with her new toy on October 22nd:

I actually set out with the intention of getting her a little drum or something besides a rattle that she could make noise with. Can you believe that I couldn't find anything?!? Everything that they were selling at Target for babies under 1 year old was electronic light-up craziness. The kind of thing where you push a button and the toy plays itself for you. I was hoping to find something that Elise could interact with, not just be entertained by. Elise has a couple of electronic toys, and I think a couple of them is fine... but we don't want ALL of her toys to be automatic noisemakers. Elise likes to make her own noise, too. I guess we'll keep looking...

Friday, October 22, 2010

Days 226 and 227

My sweet, unsuspecting baby, just before we left for the doctor's office to get her flu shot. (Notice the cute little baby shoes?) October 20th:

October 21st:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Days 224 and 225: So Big!

That's not how you read a book, Baby Elise! October 18th:

Look at her, standing up! She pulls up and stands so well now. She'll be scooting along the edges and learning to walk in no time! October 19th:

Monday, October 18, 2010

Days 221, 222, and 223

October 15th:

At the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa on October 16th:

Elise was fascinated by Nana's music box. October 17th:

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Days 219 and 220: Sitting Pretty

Still in her pajamas, morning of October 13th:

Elise is very good at sitting up by herself and getting herself into a sitting position. At first, even though she could make herself sit up, she preferred to lay down to play. But now she usually would rather sit up to play with her toys. I guess she feels more confident or maybe stronger. October 14th:

Elise is eating more foods now. She's recently had butternut squash, pear, white baked potato, carrots, and barley. Butternut squash is hands down her favorite food EVER. She practically inhales it when you get some near her face. She loves it.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Days 216, 217, and 218

Sunday fun day. Elise playing on October 10th:

Caught red-handed! Elise pulling clothes out of her laundry basket. Also, look at how she pulled herself up!!! October 11th:

Looking cute on October 12th:

Monday, October 11, 2010

Cousin James

My sister Sara and her husband Bret are having a BOY! Elise can't wait to meet baby James, who is due mid-February. I'd put a cute pregnant belly picture of Sara up, but she's going the complete opposite route that I took and refusing to document her pregnancy.

Sara and Bret are registered at Babies R Us.

Days 212, 213, 214, and 215

It was cold here for a few mornings, so Elise got to bundle up. She's wearing a sweater and bonnet that my aunt made. October 6th:

Still has a bit of sleepiness in her eyes. Early morning playtime (on a quilt that my mom's friend made for her), October 7th:

Elise is currently obsessed with her dirty laundry. She crawls to the basket and tips it over, then drags her dirty clothes around the room. If you try to clean up after her, she gets very upset. Seven months going on 17 years. October 8th:

At the pumpkin patch! October 9th:

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Days 210 and 211

Elise bites EVERYTHING. Now that she has two little teeth, she wants to sink them into anything within grabbing distance. October 4th:

She melts my heart!!! October 5th:

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Days 205, 206, 207, 208, and 209

Fitness guru Elise, showing us how push ups are done. September 29th:

Big girl! Elise is getting very good at sitting up by herself. September 30th:

Elise is getting ready for a walk in the park. It's gotten a little bit cold here in the mornings, so on October 1st, she wore this cute hat that my friend Amber made for her.

Elise wearing her teeny tiny baby sandals. October 2nd:

Elise loves her daddy! October 3rd:

Monday, October 04, 2010

Days 201, 202, 203, and 204

Elise spent her 201st day outside of my belly doing homework. September 25th:

Then she began a strict exercise regimen. September 26th:

She's still figuring out the basics of how to read, such as which direction to hold the book. September 27th:

Recess time! Elise loves playing with her laundry basket for some reason. September 28th:

Friday, October 01, 2010