Wednesday, August 25, 2010


- our hhg (household goods) shipment got here monday. we have started to move and get settled a bit more. they brought it in through the window on a big conveyor. we joked that we had to make sure they didn't send the motorcycle up too! i took some video. figured the boys would like to see it. one day it'll be on vimeo or fb.

- eliza is back in her crib, and mostly loving it. the first night she wasn't so sure, but she's doing better!

- she's been trying to take a few steps. for some reason she only gets her left foot going so she starts to do the splits!
- we made some new friends! one of the guys james works with, his wife, and their 19 month old son. mallory and i get along great, and both just really needed to find each other. they are wonderful people! just got here too, so we'll get to spend two years exploring and hanging out!

- this last weekend we went to "herb island" james got to hang out in a bubble for awhile.

- eliza took it all in from above. do you see her?

- i have fallen in love with my nook. james and adrienne both said it didn't sound like something i'd want. with the move though i've been trying to downsize on "stuff" we had boxes of books that we never unpacked in georgia. i think i'll read more this way too! it's awesome! plus i'm saving trees! :)
- the humidity has been killing us!

- we've been playing at the park a lot. there are a few right near our apartment.

- a couple cute videos of eliza i posted on fb. as always there are tons more on vimeo.

life is good.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


things she likes...
throwing toys.
sucking on her fingers.
growing teeth. (well, she doesn't like it, but she sure does it a lot. got 7 and 8 this month!)
reading books. she studies them page by page for quite some time each day.
making it extremely difficult to change her diaper.
standing up in the bathtub.
getting her teeth brushed.
walking on her knees while pushing a box around.
emptying boxes.
feeding herself.
opening drawers.
seeing family on skype.
talking on the phone.
playing on the kneebouncers website.

this was a bit of a boring month. james was gone for most of it. eliza and i went to playgroup every tuesday. also went to the pool a few times. went on our first picnic and just enjoyed each other's company. mostly. she was teething a few days real bad. she got two more teeth on the bottom bringing the total up to 8. she does real great with real food, and does not like to be fed. she has to do it! she started standing up from a squat without holding onto anything. just waiting for her to get brave enough to take a few steps. i think she still has awhile. her hair is growing, getting thicker and lighter. had a couple people make comments about her blond hair and blue eyes. wouldn't have guessed that a few months ago! she is a bit more cuddly and will let me hold her and rock her, or she sits in my lap while she plays. i wish our rocking chair was here so i can really soak up these last few moments of babyhood and nursing. she is still nursing twice a day. i think the teething messed her up last month. she is doing better, and still enjoying it. often signs for more. trying to get her to say milk, but she just signs more then picks at my nursing tank strap! we still don't have all our stuff here, so she's in the pack 'n play every nap and night. i'm so afraid she's going to figure out how to escape. she holds on and tries to walk up the side! she is growing too fast. cannot believe we only have one more of these monthly photo shoots!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


i was waiting to post these until james got home because i wanted to show them to him. he should be home this afternoon so here you go...

we've been working on a few others, but this one she picked up first. for the first week or so i thought she was just clapping. she never claps, instead she smacks her knees. then one day she was nursing and we were switching sides and i saw her do this. i said "more?!" and she did it again and when i cheered she started smacking her knees! :) sorry eliza! i'll try to be a little more observant!

Monday, August 2, 2010

and two.

i wasted all my mush on the earlier posts.
but happy 2nd anniversary babe!
this pic makes me smile because it's how i feel right now.
one crazy ride.
maybe some year we'll get to spend the day together again!

a ton more pics are always here.

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