Monday, May 31, 2010


this will always be one of my favorite pictures. i love that quote, and the moment this picture was taken.

we love you daddy!

we can't thank you, our friends and all the other men and women enough. we'll sure try though!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

catie's captures.

my friend catie, the one who took my bump pics, finally got to meet eliza when we were home last.

she took some pics outside red robin and posted them here.

anyone in the fort wayne area need a photographer? check her out!

Monday, May 17, 2010

fat lips and pink shoes.

i tease my ma often of being THAT parent. she was the typical first-timer with my oldest brother. she admits to boiling his toys after another kid played with them, and things of the sort.

her and i have a running joke "haven't you realized i'm a bad mom?"

most of the time this comes after hearing comments about how we need a restaurant high chair or shopping cart cover, or picking up something eliza dropped and not wiping it off before handing it back. things like that. we try to be relaxed about it. (and not in the way that we won't discipline...believe me.)

when it comes to moms i am lucky to have some really great ones in my family to look up to. to me they are the model of the mom i want to be. (you girls are amazing, and i really appreciate your support.) i only hope to be as fun, caring and blessed as they are.

today i actually was a bad parent though. i gave (or let) eliza get her first fat lip. we went to the doctor to get checked out once more before we head to korea. i set her on the floor with some toys as i answered a bunch of milestone questions.

she either leaned forward to start crawling, or was down and trying to pull herself up to the step on the exam table. either way she fell and hit the corner. cue screaming and my cheeks turning red. i scooped her up and noticed she was bleeding a little bit on her lip and she had a red mark and little "L" shaped bruise on her face. (she must have hit the corner)

she calmed down right away, but i just had to laugh when the doctor came in.

yep, just wanted to show off those great parenting skills!

at least she looked fabulous. :)

my new favorite shoes that actually fit. (yes ma, she's my little doll)

and for the record, i was the forth baby, and i think ma did just fine! couldn't have asked for a better mom. i love you!

if you're interested...
8 months
weight - 18lbs
height - almost 27in

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


things she likes...
army crawling. everywhere.
solid food...but not the mama made kind. (stinker!)
baths. she gets mad when she has to get out.
bugging magglio.
eating books.
feeding herself puffs.
talking. saying da-da. (james likes to think she's talking about him, but i'm not sure yet)
grinding her teeth.
exploring. getting into things she shouldn't.
wagon rides.
being outside.

spent a good part of the month in indiana. got to see a ton of family and friends. tried out cloth diapers for the first time. we like them a lot. now we just need to find the money to purchase them! she started crawling when we were in indiana, and there is no stopping her now. she army crawls and everyone at church thinks that is just so funny/appropriate. she gets stuck on chairs and her highchair a few times a day. she notices people on skype and gets real excited. she still hates to snuggle, but will let me wear. she just started pulling herself up. she's been successful a few times. she's very determined and also very stubborn! she has 6 teeth now. the 4 on top popped up within a few days while we were in indiana. she loves to eat real food, and is only nursing about 4 times a day. the food helped her get back to her regular sleep pattern. she's back to going 11 hours, nursing and then sleeping for another 2. we are all thankful! can't believe it's been 8 months!

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