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June 25, 2010

Bird Watchers

There was an untended baby bird in my parents front yard this week while we were visiting. Max thought it was pretty cool to see a bird so close. Tweet tweet!
Elly wasn't as interested ;)

June 24, 2010

An Update in Pictures

Father's Day

Getting ready to paint!

This picture makes me want to sing, "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine..."

June 11, 2010


It's no secret. Mike and I love to read. Max loves to pull out and look at books (not so great at sitting and listening to a story, but still). So it comes as no surprise that the 'lil miss likes books too.

And who doesn't like baths? I dream of one day having a bathtub big enough for Mike to fit in comfortably. Fortunately for the offspring, our current tub is plenty big for them! Here they are sharing their first joint bath.

Growing Up - Miss E., 4 months

Life will Elly at 4 months:

  • You love to chew on your fingers, sometimes getting your entire hand in your mouth! I hope this is just a sign of teething and not a habit.
  • You are starting to show some interest in holding toys; you seem so surprised when you make the noise!
  • You love to grab in general. My fingers (or just skin!) and your clothes are the faves. Aunt Jill's long hair seems to rank up there too!
  • You love to watch other kids play. You're eyes go all wide as you absorb everything going on : D
  • You LOVE to have your diaper changed (size 1-2 btw), and will just lay there and smile and talk to us. I had forgotten that diaper changes could actually be fun!
  • You recognize our voices now. If Mommy starts talking you turn your head/body about until you find me : ) I love it!
  • Still loving bath time! You shared a bath with your big brother for the first time this week. I don't know who was more entertained: you, Max, or Mommy and Daddy!
  • You are SO interested in real food. You cannot get enough of watching us eat. It's so cute the way you will follow the fork from plate to mouth!
  • You are trying so hard to roll over! Too soon you will be mobile : (
  • Your hair is finally starting to come back and fill in. It's not coming back the pretty red you were born with, it seems to be blonde ; )
  • We all love you so much and cannot imagine our lives without your precious smiles!

June 6, 2010

What are Weekends For?

Having fun!
We spent last weekend with friends. Something we haven't been doing a lot of. Must. Have.More.

Sunday we went to a little get together of some of my sorority sisters. Lot's of new babies to meet! Of course, no pictures were taken, so nothing to post and share : (

And then on Monday, we went to my friend Bridie's house and had a blast doing this:

And this...
And this...
A little of that...
And no day is complete without...

June 5, 2010

Denim Eyes and Muddy I's

We are loving summer, except for Elly still not liking to be out in the heat. Max is having a great time being down at Aunt Jill's. He gets to go outside almost whenever he wants to, plus two great playmates!

I am still on the job hunt, and we're going nowhere fast : ( As much as I love spending lots of time with these cuties, I want - no, need - a little security on the income side. Here's hoping that changes soon. In the meantime, I get to spend every day seeing.
Girl has eyes the various colors of denim. LOVE THEM!
And from me, Max gets eyes the color of you-know-what.
What? Mud of course! Silly you, where's your head? Showing off some mud (from the toes on up!)

Who would have thought a little bit of wet dirt could make a kid this happy?