Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Elijah Speaks!

"Bubble" is the word-click the picture for a video. Video is currently not working--not sure why. Will post again when its fixed.
Now, he does babble bubububu at other times but mixes it up with his other noises. Here he is clearly sticking with the bubu noise.

Other advancements:
1) Elijah is a rolling fool--no crawling yet :(
2) Cruising-he will hold onto the couch or the fence and inch his way along
3) Pulling up to stand-often crashes but he has had some successes
4) Object location--he can drop something (paci for example) and he will just grope where it "ought" to be and find it without looking. He will also look for something that he drops off the couch or chair where it "ought" to be on the floor. It is pretty neat to watch.
5) "Dada"--he will babble this in reference to Justin (no mama yet)

Friday, March 23, 2007

Happy Spring!

Click on the picture for a video of what happens when Elijah eats a leaf (warning--its kinda gross).

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Spring Fashion Show

A new shirt and a pair of decent shorts (the second pair of shorts are the same, just green instead of denim)

Easter Dress:"For Fun" Dress:
I went shopping today for the first time in about 4 years. I generally don't like shopping at all. I was motivated to shop by a few factors:
1) The house was clean and Elijah was at his Nana's and Papa's
2) My mom sent me $100
3) I had no shorts and no summer dresses in my size (14!!!!!) since I was a size 18/20 before Elijah

I now have a new favorite store-Ross. I got 2 shorts, 2 dresses and a blouse for $80! Can't beat that!

Meeting Uncle Timmy

Elijah got to meet his uncle Timmy for the first time this past weekend. (The pictures were long in coming because Mommy forgot her camera so they were all on Granny's camera.) Elijah and Tim got along fine. Elijah couldn't figure out why Timmy ignored him all weekend though (even when Elijah pulled on his arm hairs-see below). Elijah also enjoyed some nice pureed spaghetti and some potatoes off of his uncle's lunch tray.

While in La Grange we decided to head over to Kinston and have dinner at King's BBQ. Elijah got to ride the bucking pig. He didn't enjoy it much but it was past his bedtime. I think under other circumstances he probably would have liked it more.
One of the best things about Timmy's is that it is all wheelchair (therefore walker) accessible. Here is Elijah checking out the silly baby in the bumper of his Grampy's truck.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Warm Weather Rocks!

Here is Elijah and his daddy climbing a tree on Saturday.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Mama's Little Crib Monkey

Elijah hit a couple of major milestones this past week:

1) Crib mattress is now in the lowest position

2) Two-piece pajamas without feet!

Click on the picture for a cute video of Elijah in his crib sporting his new jammies.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Backwards Isn't Good Enough for Elijah!

Click on the picture for a video of Elijah's latest crawling attempt.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

It's halftime. . .

And the Heels are ahead! Here's hoping they win the ACC tournament!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

A "New" Bathroom

Before and After shots of the master bathroom:

The bathroom is redone! There are still a few things left (like hanging some hooks and the new towel rods and the new curtain) but I promised mom I would post the updated pics tonight. So far it is stripped of the hideous wallpaper, painted, sponged, new mirror, new light and new hardware. Many thanks to my mom for helping get the toilet tank and old light fixture off, Sherry and Snookie for keeping Elijah all day today and my husband for drilling and helping to hang the mirror and the light fixture.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Tupperware Rocks!

Forget the fancy toys, a box of tupperware lids is just the thing!

Here is a picture of Elijah right after a nap and a good drink off of mama--"Milk Drunk" we like to call him.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

7 Months Old Today!!

Today is Elijah's 7 month birthday!
He is sooooo close to crawling! We are hoping to see something in the next week or so.
Here's a cute pic from today. He has a little cold so he is especially juicy in this picture.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Go Heels!

Love Elijah's expression--drunk on pizza crust! (Daddy just timed the picture at mid-blink)

Friday, March 02, 2007

Elijah and Great-Grandmama

We strolled over to visit great-grandmama and great-grandpa today since the weather was nice and we won't be going over there for Friday night dinner like we normally do. Elijah is really loving the bright sunny weather and the opportunity to get outside again. Here is a picture of Elijah after lunch. We had to take off the shirt and socks when we got to grandmama's house because Elijah was so hot.