Monday, May 31, 2010

Days 83 and 84

Headband! 5-30:

After her bath, 5-31:

Days 81 and 82

Elise likes to hold hands. 5-28:


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Day 78: Elise and Bon Jovi Duck

We call him Bon Jovi Duck because he likes to sing her Bon Jovi songs. I think his real name is Donald, though.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Day 77: Seeing Spots

Days 74, 75, and 76

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed first thing in the morning, 5-21:

Propped up on 5-22:

Getting ready to leave for the park, 5-23:

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 72: Happy Feet

Those little legs never stop moving.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Day 71: Sleeping Beauty

Elise is 10 weeks old today! Amazing.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Days 69 and 70

We took Elise on her first walk around the duck pond on Sunday, 5-16. Here she is in her stroller:


Day 68: Butterfly Garden

Since William didn't have any family visits planned for this past Saturday, we decided to take him back to the Butterfly Garden in Gainesville. He enjoys going there, even though he's a little bit afraid of the butterflies. I think it scares him when they swoop by his head.

William had a great time, and he even got to see some newly hatched butterflies released into the garden.

Elise did very well on her second trip out-of-town. Here she is next to a pretty black and white butterfly:

Days 66 and 67

Elliot, Elise, and Clotilda just before bedtime on 5-13:


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Day 65: Goofball

She cracks me up!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Days 63 and 64



Elise had her 2 month check up at the doctor's office on Monday. She weighed 10 pounds, 11 ounces and was 22 1/2 inches long. She also got her first vaccines. Ouch! Poor baby.

Day 62: Mother's Day and Elise's 2 Month Birthday

May 9th, just before bedtime:

I can't believe that Elise is already 2 months old! Happy 2 months, baby girl!

My first Mother's Day was wonderful. Saturday night Elliot, Elise, and I went to one of our favorite restaurants. On Sunday, Elliot washed my car for me. Afterward, we went to the mall and Elliot bought me some chocolate and a necklace with Elise's birthstone (aquamarine). I was so happy and it was such a nice day. Thank you to Elliot, Elise, and all of my friends and family who thought of me on my first Mother's Day.

William got to visit with his mom during Mother's Day. He'll be going home to live with her soon, probably by the end of this month. We'll miss him terribly, as he's been living with us for almost a year by now. But we're glad that there will be a happy ending to our time with him.

Days 60 and 61

Friday, 5-7:

On Saturday (5-8) we took Elise on her first trip out of town. We went to Apalachicola and walked around for a little bit. It was really hot, so we didn't stay for very long. And Elise slept through most of the trip anyway.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Day 59: Shock and Awwww



Also, today marks 3 years since our beautiful wedding. Definitely the 3 best years of my life.

This time last year, Elliot and I hadn't even gotten our foster parent license yet. Wow! So much has changed in one year. We've had 3 foster kids and now we have a biological daughter. What an amazing year it's been!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Monday, May 03, 2010

Day 56: Party 'til Ya Drop

Today Elise fell asleep while she was playing on the floor. Cute!

The Original Drive Through

Mulberry Tree: Nature's First Drive Through.

Days 54 and 55

Family photo, 5-1:

Most beautiful baby ever, 5-2: