Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Mommy is a Comedian!

See how funny Elijah thinks his mommy is by clicking here.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Happy Kicker


No crawling yet but here is Elijah's best effort.
(Click on the picture to see the video)

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Angry Little Man!

Click here for a video of Elijah "cursing" at his boot.
We had taken his shoes off and he grabbed it off the table. Not sure what he was so frustrated about but thought it was pretty funny!

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Couch Snuggles and a Princess Cake


Well I sold my first cake in over a year to a woman at Justin's workplace. She gave me about 12 hours notice and the only instructions were "Sarah is 7, she likes princesses and pink and purple." I came up with this castle cake (I personally think the ice cream cones coated in colored sugar were the best idea):

On an unrelated note, after a horrible night Elijah napped for an hour on his daddy's chest and then moved to a 15 minute snuggle with mommy on the couch. Here is a picture of the king of cute.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

To Great-Grandmother's House we Go!


Around the corner and down the block,
To Grandmama's house we go!
My mom knows the way
to push my sleigh
Over the bumpy road. . . oh!
(sing to the tune of over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go)

Braving the 40 degree weather Elijah and I suited up and stolled over to Grandmama's house. We had a fun time and Grandmama was able to feed Elijah his afternoon snack. Elijah did great and seems to be adjusting to the colder temperatures and doesn't cry anymore when the cold wind blows on him. He is definately not a cold weather fan, but he is a trooper!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Diaper Question--Comments Please

OK-this is for those of you that use disposables and have children that sleep through the night.

Elijah uses cloth diapers all day long and we love them, but at night, because he will be in it for longer, we have been using the disposable diapers (Huggies or WalMart Brand).

Now Elijah likes to sleep (when he does sleep) on his side and it has happened for about the past 2 weeks that his diaper will leak. Catastrophic leaking--we have to change pj's and everything. I have started keeping a spare pair of pj's and a diaper in the crib and also having him sleep on top of a blanket under his bottom to make the change quicker but that just treats the problem, doesn't solve it.

Do any of you have this problem? I am assuming he is just wetting a lot more than most babies because he is nursing 2 or 3 (or more!) times a night. If that isn't the problem then this is 1) a freak pack of diapers that is leaking a lot or; 2) operator error (we don't have much experience with disposables), or; 3) normal and no one talks about it.

If you don't have this problem, what diapers do you use??

Monday, January 22, 2007

Because I can . . .

. . .dress my child in stupid things and then take a picture. (Thanks to Granny and Grampy for both of these "cute" outfits).
A Harley Davidson Diaper Cover

A Penguin hat and bright yellow mittens

Sunday, January 21, 2007

For its Rah Rah Carolina . . . lina!

(check out the tongue--MJ wannabe??)

Last night Elijah watched his first UNC basketball game. He did fall asleep during the middle, but it wasn't for lack of enjoyment, it was because it was a 9pm game. He and his mommy and daddy got all decked out in their Carolina wear to cheer the Heels on to victory. Elijah's jersey came from the goodwill--a UNC blue jersey with the #23 for $1.14--can't go wrong there!
Go Tarheels!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Fun With Fondant

Today I tried my hand at decorating with Fondant icing. This is a rolled icing rather than the kind you spread on with a knife. I think it went rather well! Here is the baby shower cake I made:
I did make the icing from scratch so I am rather pleased with how everything turned out.

For those of you who may not care about cakes, here is a cute picture of Elijah all bundled up for our walk this morning. He is hitchin' a ride on his daddy-mobile.

Friday, January 19, 2007

EJ's "Girly" outfit


OK--Elijah was dressed in camo pants, a shirt with a fox on it and a camo bib and someone at the store asked me "How old is your little girl?" UGH!!! I know he is cute but for Pete's sake--he's a little boy!

On another note, Elijah loves Spinach :) Maybe he will get an anchor tatoo and date a tall, very skinny woman and smoke a pipe?? We had spinach last night and food milled him up some. It went down great and didn't seem to have any gassy side effects. (The orange on his chin is carrots)

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Montage Update

Here is the new link for the montage--changed some stuff--still not done :)
View this video montage created at One True Media
Elijah James' First Year

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Sleepin's for Wimps!


Yes, that is a baby do-rag.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Baby Beach Bum

Well we made it safely to and from Florida for my cousin David's wedding. Congratulations David and Tara! The 10 hour trip wasn't exactly fun, but it wasn't nearly as bad as any of us were anticipating. Elijah was such a trooper! While in Florida we took full advantage of the mild weather and took Elijah to the beach for the first time. He really enjoyed it and even ate some sand :)


Here are some cute pictures of the day and you can click here to see a short video of Elijah and Granny at the beach.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Montage--Rough Draft

View this video montage created at One True Media
Elijah James' First Year


Click above to see a rough draft of the montage of some of the pictures from Elijah's first year.
I was just goofing around this evening and thought it might be fun to do. Feedback is welcome!

Sitting Up and Playing


Elijah now prefers to sit up while playing. He has pretty good stamina--about 20 minutes or so (unless he gets really excited and reaches too far and topples over). He also has figured out how to scoot a bit. He can roll over again and again to move and also, if he's on his belly, will reach out to grab the edge of the mat and pull with his arms and push with his legs. No crawling yet but now that he doesn't freak on tummy time we are hoping for some major breakthroughs.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Our Sleepy Swinger is 5 Months Old!


Here is Elijah enjoying the 73 degree weather in his new Christmas Swing. Daddy swung him to sleep on the porch this afternoon.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Only in the South


Yes that's right--an all you can eat Chitlin buffet (complete with pigs feet and tails-YUM!)
This ad ran in the Wilson paper on Friday and I couldn't help but laugh. For those of you who might be wondering--no we will not be taking advantage of the great deal.