Saturday, July 31, 2010

Days 139, 140, and 141

Elise likes to grab her toes a lot now. She even sticks them in her mouth. Here she is on July 25th:

July 26th:

Here's her "we need to talk..." face. July 27th:

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Welcome, Lydia and Drew!

We got a new foster care placement today, two siblings we'll call "Lydia" and "Drew." They're both under 2 years old, so including Elise, we have quite a full house!

Yikes! We'll let you know how it goes...

Days 136, 137, and 138

Blurry pic from July 22nd (some days she just wont hold still...):

Playing with a rattle on July 23rd:

Elise and Daddy, July 24th:

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Days 133, 134, and 135

July 19th, playing on the puppy that Grandpa got her:

July 20th:

July 21st, her first time in her bouncer:

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Happy Music

The baby and I just listened to:
ABC by Jackson 5,
I want you back by Jackson 5,
Higher and Higher by Jackie Wilson, and
Jackie Wilson Said by Van Morrison.

Now we are going to take a nap.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Days 131 and 132: Miami

July 17th:

July 18th, with Aunt Katie, Nana, Mema, Daddy, and Mommy:

First Trip to Miami

Elise took her first trip to Miami last weekend. Sadly, it was to attend a funeral. Elliot's Uncle Steve passed away unexpectedly.

This picture is from July 16th, the day we arrived. Elise is sitting with her Nana, Aunt Katie, Mema, and Great Aunt Martha.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Days 129 and 130

July 15th:

Sleepy car ride on July 16th:

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Days 127 and 128

July 13th, pulling Daddy's hair:

July 14th:

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Day 126: Ignorance Is Bliss

Elise, July 12th, sleeping in her car seat in the waiting room at the doctor's office:

Little did she know, she had 2 shots and some nasty tasting medicine waiting for her in the other room. Poor baby.

Elise did well at her 4 month check up. Healthy and strong. She was 24.5 inches long (which puts her in the 55th percentile) and 13 lbs 4 oz (45th percentile).

Monday, July 12, 2010

Days 122, 123, 124, and 125

July 8th, right before bed:

July 9th, mid-morning nap:

July 10th:

July 11th, Elise predicting Spain as the World Cup champions by dressing for the occasion in a mildly Spanish-themed shirt:

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Day 121: Soup Isle

Grocery shopping on July 7th:

When Elise was a newborn, she'd sleep through all of our outings. I think that it was information overload and she'd just shut down for the duration of the trip. Now she takes it all in. She's learning!

Friday, July 09, 2010

Days 118, 119, and 120

Elise's first 4th of July started out with some early morning sleepy time, shared with Clotilda:

Later in the evening, Elise saw her first fireworks over at our friends Katie and Ian's house. Elise loved the sparkly lights.

Here is the cutest baby EVER on July 5th:

With her Daddy on July 6th:

Compare her size here to this photo from 3 months ago. WOW!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Days 116 and 117

July 2nd:

On July 3rd we took Elise to get vaccinated for baby rabies. Just kidding. Radar (our "walking vet bill" as one of the doctors so succinctly put it) had to go to the vet's office and Elise came along:

Days 114 and 115

June 30th:

July 1st (dimple!):

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Day 113: Elise vs. Daddy

On June 29th, we found this picture taken of Elliot taken on June 29th in the year he was born:

Elise and Elliot were born only a few calendar days apart, so Elliot was practically the same age as Elise is now. We tried to replicate the picture with Elise:

She doesn't have a Winnie the Pooh, she has a Tigger. But we did our best.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Days 111 and 112


Sometimes Elise sleeps on her side now. 6-28: