Friday, January 11, 2013

10 Months!

Holy cow.  How did Eliza get to be 10 months?! I don't want to even think about her being one yet.  She is learning so much and is so much fun! Here are some pics from a photo shoot we had last weekend. Luckily, Andrew was there to help distract her for this one, so we got more than 5 pictures. Oh, and by the way, Eliza was majorly spoiled by her family over the break-- hence this cute outfit from Andrew's sister. 

 Look at that cute face!
 The only picture with that sign where she wasn't eating the paper.

Just so you can see the whole outfit. 

We love our Eliza to pieces.  Here are some things about Eliza:

  • She is pulling herself up to standing, and pretty much always wants to be standing now.  
  • Loves crawling and is getting into all sorts of things she shouldn't.  Nothing like a mobile baby to help you get rid of clutter around the house!
  • She can walk along the couch, and she stood for a few seconds the other day. Ah! Not ready!
  • She LOVES to eat non "baby food."  Especially bananas, pears, bread, baby cheese puffs, yogurt, cheese, mandarin oranges, Cheerios.  She'll eat baby food too.
  • She's starting to dance/ bounce to music when we put it on. It is SO CUTE.  She especially loves One Directions songs.
  • She nods her head a lot-- we think just because she sees us do it.
  • She is a talker.  No real words or anything, but she sure likes to babble.
  • Lately she has been looking at us and saying "Uh?" like "huh?'
  • She is waving! Mostly when we say "night-night" or "bye-bye,"  but sometimes she does it randomly.
  • We're not sure if she is trying to clap or do one of the motions for "Wheels on the Bus"  (round and round) but it sure is cute!
  • Loves dogs-- Went straight for my family's dog whenever she saw him over the break.
  • Still NO teeth! We just want them to break through already-- we definitely can tell that her gums are bugging her.
Happy Friday! :)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


We were lucky enough this year to be able to see both sides of the family! We had such a great time with each one, and we were so excited for Eliza to see everyone and vice versa.  She is just growing too fast!  Here are some pictures of Christmas with my (Erica's) family.

 Cousin time! Eliza and Jack were on the move together. What cutie pies.
 And they both LOVED my family's dog, Dash.  Luckily, he's a pretty mild dog and didn't mind his hair being pulled pretty often.

 We miss little Jack so much! And his parents, of course. We need to mooch pictures from everyone soon!

 Eliza giving a tour of the house. Kitchen to the left, and now the entry way.
 Follow me!
 Here are the stairs...

And Christmas tree!

 Eliza's first sledding experience!

 She wasn't really a fan. 

 Watching kids sledding-- she liked that a little more.
 Yep, she's pretty darn cute.

Monday, January 7, 2013

9 Months

I was a little in shock when Eliza turned 9 months old.  That seemed so old to me for some reason! It also seemed like she learned so many things at once-- crawling, pulling herself up on her knees, eating finger foods... I am kind of in denial that she will ever turn one.

This is the view from our patio-- we love it! If you look closely, you will see a group of turkies!
 Serious bed head hair.  She is her father's daughter, that's all I have to say.

 I think there is a picture of her like this for a lot of her month pictures.

 I had to bribe her with her binky to sit still. It didn't work for very long.

Thanksgiving and Christmas pictures coming soon!

Catching Up- 8 Months

Well, I guess the only excuse that I have for not blogging for a while is that...we had a really great Christmas break! I have a lot of pictures to look through-- Eliza is 10 months now, for crying outloud! I have no idea how that happened.  She is so much fun and learning new things everyday.  I'll do a seperate post on her being 10 months though.  For now, I have a little catching up to do...

 On Eliza's first Halloween!

 Our cute little punkin'

 8 months! She was very mobile at this point, so these are the only good pictures I could get, believe it or not.

 In her big girl high chair! Starting to pick things up and self-feed.
Eliza started to CRAWL at 8 1/2 months-- right before Thanksgiving. She is always on the move!