Tuesday, January 31, 2012

December 10 and 11

December 10

You can't really tell, but Clark and Mommy are both wearing dinosaur shirts.

Another thing you can't tell from the picture: Elise's toothbrush lights up. I didn't know that when I bought it, but it has turned out to be a big incentive in getting her to brush her teeth.

December 11

Note: Elise days 641 and 642; Clark days 67 and 68

Monday, January 30, 2012

December 7 and 8

December 7

Serious Elise:

Seriously sleeping Clark:

December 8

Another selection from the Fashion Elise winter 2011 collection:

Look at that chubby little hand!

Note: Elise days 639, 640; Clark days 65, 66

Sunday, January 29, 2012

December 4, 5, 6

December 4

Big girl!

Clark's eyes started changing colors from newborn baby blue to a greenish-brown pretty early on. Notice in this picture that Clark's eyes don't look blue at all anymore:

December 5

This picture melts my heart:

December 6

Note: Elise days 636, 637, 638; Clark days 62, 63, 64

Saturday, January 28, 2012

December 1, 2, 3

December 1

Elise chillin' like a villain:

Clark catching some z's:

December 2

The Dynamic Duo:

December 3



Note: Elise days 633, 634, 635; Clark days 59, 60, 61

Thursday, January 26, 2012

November 30

Babies sleep a lot.

Elise loooooooooooooves dressing up.

Note: Elise day 632. Clark day 58

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

November 27, 29, 29

November 27


I told Elise to show me her teeth when she smiled, and this is what I got:

November 28

Our kitty Radar went to the vet's office on Nov 28th and Elise and Clark came along.

Here is a picture of Elise attempting to console Radar while we waited for the vet to come into the room:

Since you can't see her whole outfit in the picture posted above, I just wanted to make sure that everyone knows what it looks like when you let a 20 month old pick out her own clothes:

November 29th

Elise let me give her pigtails!

Daddy and Clark:

Note: Elise days 629, 630, 631; Clark days 55, 56, 57

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

November 26

Our bundle of joy:

Our ball of snoot:

Note: Clark day 54; Elise day 628

Monday, January 23, 2012

November 25

Here's what I'm thankful for:

Note: Elise day 627; Clark day 53

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Thanksgiving 2011

We had a nice Thanksgiving at home this past November. This is the first year that Elliot and I didn't go visit with family and instead we stayed home and prepared Thanksgiving dinner ourselves. It was nothing fancy, but we did okay-- fake turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls, and pumpkin pie. I forgot to cook the stuffing. Fortunately, all of the kids are under the age of 3, so no one complained. :)

The ultimate mini-sandwich is made by taking a roll and opening it up like a hamburger bun, then stuffing it with a piece of (fake) turkey, mashed potatoes, and some cranberry sauce. YUM! I must a have made 3 or 4 of those little sandwiches while I ate dinner.

This was Clark's first Thanksgiving. He was just an observer this year, but he did get to wear a cute bib anyway.

Elise, however, enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal. No bib for her. No clothes at all. We've found that the easiest way for us to deal with toddler meal mess is to just let them wear nothing but their diapers and then wipe them from head to toe when they're done eating.

Note: Clark day 52; Elise day 626

Saturday, January 21, 2012

November 21, 22, 23

November 21

One of Elise's favorite snacks is raisins:

Clark sleeping:

November 22

Clark close-up:

Princess Elise putting her crown on backwards:

November 23

Elise gets so excited when any of her clothes have pockets:

Clark stretched out:

Notes: Clark days 49, 50, 51; Elise days 623, 624, 625

Thursday, January 19, 2012

November 18, 19, 20

November 18

Elise loves holding her little brother. She asks, "Hold him?"

November 19

Clark in profile:

Elise just before bedtime:

November 20

Babies look so cute in overalls.

Elise, wearing nothing but socks, streaking down our hallway:

Note: Clark days 46, 47, 48; Elise days 619, 620, 621

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

November 15, 16, 17

November 15

Elise likes to make art projects. Here she colored paper, we cut out shapes, and she glued the shapes onto another piece of paper. It was a learning experience because we talked about colors and shapes, and Elise also got to express her creative self. This is her "if-you-don't-understand-it-I'm-not-going-to-even-try-to-explain-it-to-you" face.

Mommy and Clark:

November 16

Size comparison! Elise is 20 months old and Clark is 1 month old.

November 17


For a while, Elise carried her glow worm around in this Halloween bucket everywhere she went. I think she was copying me carrying Clark in his infant car seat.

Note: Clark days 43, 44, 45; Elise days 616, 617, 618

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

November 12, 13, 14 Pics

November 12th

Elise and Daddy:

Cute Baby Clark:

November 13th

Sleepy Clark:

Elise gets pigtails:

November 14th

Big sister and little brother:

Note: Clark days 40, 41, 42; Elise days 613, 614, 615