Thursday, December 30, 2010

Days 283 and 284

Mommy and Elise, December 16th:

December 17th:

Welcome, Caleb!

Before the holidays, Ingrid's big brother Caleb came to live with us. Now we have three kids under 2 years old living with us. Crazy!!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Days 278, 279, 280, and 281

Elise fending off the momma-razzi, December 11th:

You can see some of her upper toofies here. December 12th:

Grampy, Elise has something to say to you! December 13th:

December 14th:

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Days 275, 276, and 277

December 8th, playing with a baby doll:

December 9th:

December 10th-- check out those toofies!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Days 271, 272, 273, and 274

Applesauce's perspective on December 4th:

Baby sick face on December 5th:

Elise and Radar, December 6th:

December 7th:

Friday, December 10, 2010

Days 269 and 270

December 2nd:

Gangsta baby, December 3rd:

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Busy Day, Tired Mommy

Today I ventured out of the house this morning with two little babies and no other adults. Me and two babies. Yikes!

Elise and Ingrid both had doctor's appointments (different doctors in different locations, of course) and they were scheduled back to back. Now, taking one baby to one doctor's appointment can be a big unpleasant mess... so I was pretty concerned about taking two babies to two appointments.

But I survived.

The babies were TOTALLY annoyed by the end of the trip. And I don't blame them.

I know that people with twins do this kind of thing all the time. But you know what? I DIDN'T have twins. I'm NOT used to dealing with two same-aged babies all day long. So I'm pretty proud of myself. I DID IT! Yay me!

Oh! I can't remember the measurements off the top of my sleepy head, but Elise is in the 30th percentile for height, 30th percentile for weight, and 55th percentile for head circumference. Lots of brains in that big noggin. My little smartypants.

Welcome, Foster Baby Ingrid!

We have a new foster baby! I'll call her "Ingrid" on the blog. She's very close in age to Elise, so it feels like we have twins right now. Elise and Ingrid play together-- it's very cute. Ingrid is a good baby. We're very happy to have her staying with us.

Days 266, 267, and 268

Here is a picture of Elise pinching someone besides Mommy. A rare sight indeed! November 29th:

November 30th:

We have lots of pictures of Elise smiling. Here is what she looks like crying. It's sad... but she's still adorably cute. December 1st:

Monday, December 06, 2010

Days 263, 264, and 265

More pictures from our Thanksgiving weekend! Here is Elise with MomMom, Mommy, Tigger, Papa Lee, and little doggie Chrissy on November 26th:

And later that evening at Nana's house:

Here's my whole immediate family on November 27th. Notice how Elise is waving to the camera! Back row: Thomas, Laura, Sara with James in her belly, Bret, Mocha. Front row: Elliot, Mary, Elise, Mimi, Blaze, and Grandpa.

We drove back to Tallahassee on November 28th. Along the way, we stopped for a break so that Elise could stretch her legs. She also took her first sip at a water fountain:

Friday, December 03, 2010

262: Baby's First Thanksgiving

Elise had a great first Thanksgiving-- it was a three-day long Thanksgiving extravaganza! We got to see lots and lots of family and it was really wonderful. Elise spent the morning of November 25th with her baby boyfriend, Andy, as you can see in the picture above. Then we spent the rest of the day with Elliot's dad, stepmom, Elise's cousins, and the cousins' extended family. It was a very nice day and a lovely start to our Thanksgiving weekend.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Day 261: Standing On Her Own Two Feet

During a visit with her baby boyfriend Andy on November 24th, Elise took drastic measures in order to impress him. She decided that it was time to start standing up on her own. I had to snap this picture quickly, so it's not centered, but believe me that Elise was not holding on to anything when she stood up. I think Elise might have been inspired by this cute onesie that Andy's parents got for her. Next trick: flying!