Saturday, April 23, 2011

At the park

Today was a stunning Spring day. The sky was blue, the trees and flowers are blooming, and the park was beckoning us. We took it up on its offer.

Checking out the slide with dad

The park is fun

What the heck?

This stuff is weird

I think I might like to eat this

Chubby Hands

I'm having a pretty good time!

Clasping Hands

Mommy made me a dandelion chain


Friday, April 22, 2011

Boy Crazy

Apparently, Eliza is boy crazy. According to the folks at her daycare, she has a strong affinity for boys in uniform. Yesterday when they took the babies outside, Eliza's eyes lit up and she smiled "non-stop" while watching the highschool baseball team practice. There have also been other incidents at daycare that indicate we are going to have to put the clamp down and by a couple of shotguns: She holds hands with one boy one day, a different boy the next, smiles when the dads come to pick up their kids, etc.. It also works both ways. The boys in daycare appear to be "crazy" about her. One boy in particular gets quite excited when Eliza arrives. In fact, he usually crawls over right away to say hi. It is actually quite sweet.

Eliza has had a great week. She received TWO packages in the email for Easter (from Grandma and Grandpa Hammond and Aunt Natalie, and Auntie Megan). For some reason, we were color coordinated all week too (that may or may not have been pre-planned). She went to the doctor for her 9 month well-check on Wednesday. She destroyed the exam room (well, the white paper and made a ruckus with the mini blinds), and found the baby in the mirror to be quite charming. Overall, a great week!

Thank you Aunti Megan!

Super excited about her package from Grandma and Grandpa

Matching in peach

Having fun in purple

Monday, April 18, 2011

Eliza's Exploits

Wow, we've been so busy around here that we haven't been very good about posting. Eliza turned 9 months last week! 9 months! It is so hard to believe that she's been on the outside almost as long as she was on the inside. It makes a little sad that our baby only has (technically) 3 more months of being a baby. It goes too fast.

Well, Eliza has been busy. She wasn't able to shake her ear infection, so she had to go for Round 2 of antibiotics. That was very sad, but she did quite well. She is also eating us out of house and home. This girl is a chunk and is showing no signs of backing down! She is getting to be so playful too! She currently is in love with this black and white doggy from daycare. It's the third toy we've held hostage from daycare!
I love my doggy!
She also got 4 more teeth, at once! Yikes...that has caused a LOT of angst around this house. She demanded to be walked in the middle of the night. Yes, you read that right... WALKED (as opposed to rocked, which might have allowed mommy and daddy to get a little shut-eye). If she even sensed that you were going to sit down, well, let's just say she wouldn't "stand" for it! But, she is still just the cutest baby every. So smily and sweet and gives tons of sloppy baby kisses.
Eliza wearing the first thing EVER purchased for her, when she was just a wee little thing!

We've been getting out, enjoying the "Spring"

Beautiful Park

Eliza loves her stroller. It also doubles as a bike trailer, so we will be getting her a helmet soon!

First time in a swing outside, not sure of what to think.

I think she loves it!

Friday, April 1, 2011


Poor Eliza has been really sick lately. It started innocently with a cough and a runny nose. Then she became sort of listless and irritable and very tired. She stayed home all day last Monday and cuddled with Daddy. On Tuesday, I took her to the doctor and discovered that she had a double ear infection. Not fun! But once the meds kicked in , she was on fire. She also had her two top teeth come in at the same time, so it was like a triple whammy. And this morning? I discovered two more teeth are on their way in . This girl just can't catch a break!

Regardless of all these issues, Eliza has continued to have a cheerful, sunny attitude. In fact, she has so much energy that she has worn her poor parents out. Now we are the ones that can't catch a break. We wouldn't have it any other way, though. We love our little munchkin so much!
Always fashinoable

Always smiling

She's fashion forward!

Full of life!