Monday, November 18, 2013

Bloomsbury Farm

 About a month ago, we headed out to Bloomsbury Farm near Cedar Rapids with my mom, dad, and sister Amber.  We had so much fun, but it was SO cold.  They had a fun petting zoo, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin launchers... Eliza is really loving animals and pumpkins, which made it so much fun.

 This...goat? pretty much sums up how we felt.

 Peel-a-boo! Good thing Eliza wasn't too fazed by the cold.

 A huge slide? And Dad? Pretty great combo.

 With her beautiful Aunt Amber.

 A little confused about where that stem should go.

Such a cute little munchkin!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Johnny Appleseed

 This is kind of late, but we celebrated Johnny Appleseed's birthday last month at our apple orchard.  Actually, we had no idea it was his bday until we got there and it was PACKED.  It was a perfect fall day, and we got some good apples.
 Iowa and BYU pride.

 Sorry for the picture overload! I couldn't decide which ones to cut, so here are a bajillion pictures.

These two are just the cutest.

 Eliza's interesting apple-eating technique.

 "Its really good, Dad. Trust me, I was just chewing on it."


 Eliza was a fan of all the gross ones on the ground.

 This is the life!

 Fall is the absolute best.  It is so much fun watching Eliza enjoy all of our favorite traditions. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

18 Months!

Eliza is 18 months old! She is at such a fun age, even if teething is at full throttle. My friend, Allison, took some adorable pictures of her, even though she was pretty grumpy.  

 Yep, she's teething alright.

 This one, to me, shows Eliza's personality to the T.
Ah!  A rare smile!

Monday, September 16, 2013

More randoms

Here are just some random phone pics...

My sister, Amber, asleep mid-Pinteresting.
 Walking around at the Coralville Lake Fossil Gorge.
 Just chiling, eating an apple at Wilson's Apple Orchard.
 Eliza LOVES blocks.  So much! She gets very focused-- her and her Daddy have that in common, that's for sure.
 Pudding finger/body painting.

Friday, September 6, 2013


Well, if I say its been a long time since my last post, that'd be a pretty big understatement. So here are some random pictures from my phone to make me feel a little less guilty.

 At a zoo outside of the Wisconsin Dells. This picture cracks us up. Eliza displaying the giraffe.  She actually really likes giraffes, which you can't tell from this picture.
 At City Park with Daddy.
 A beautiful night splashing in puddles.
 Hoarding apples at the apple orchard.  There are so many apples this year-- hooray! Last year there weren't any.
 This is very out of order, but here is Eliza on a carousel at City Park for the first time. She was crying just seconds before this picture was taken. 
Our cute sleepy girl.

Eliza is 18 months old today! I can hardly believe that she is already that old.  She is so much fun and is definitely a strong-willed little girl.  I can hardly remember life before she was born. 
Some of Eliza's favorites are:
  • Dancing! This girl loves to dance more than just about anything else.
  • Dogs, especially my family's dog, Dash.
  • Books! I love it.
  • Puzzles and blocks-- she loves fitting things together.
  • Anything sweet, especially ice cream.  She gets that from her Daddy. (And maybe me...)
  • Bubbles
  • Playing at the park.  She loves going down slides, but doesn't really love swings.
  • "Playing" with her little friends.
  • "Helping" us and doing whatever Mommy and Daddy are doing.
  • High School Musical.  She is a VERY big fan.                                                                                                                                      We love our little munchkin!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


There have been some off days lately, mostly due to some teeth that are deciding that its finally time to come through.  

Good thing she is so cute when she's grumpy.