Friday, January 29, 2010

The dogs...

...have this thing figured out!

What's the best way to get something from point a to point b, you ask? Well...for a busy, busy girlie, in your mouth of course! Elly has discovered the difficulties of trying to crawl through the house AND tote along a very important belonging. The other day she finally figured out that if she picks it up with her mouth, it is much easier to "carry" it along with her. She either picked it up from the dogs or she has quite advanced problem solving skills. Mommy thinks the latter :)

Yes, yes, I know...this is a disaster waiting to happen. Just so you know, it is only foam!

I'm here, but I think I'd rather just keep it in my mouth! A busy girl needs TWO hands!

Monday, January 25, 2010


I think Kris needs some practice with his new toy. The stupid thing reminds me of a crazy hummingbird! Buzzing around the house with a mind of it's own. I was doing a little cleaning the other day, dodging the "bird", when all of a hits the wall, zooms past Elly in her jumper and makes a beeline for my head. Kris is lucky is came out easily and that I didn't LOSE AN EYE!!! Geesh!!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

10 months

I can't believe we've made it this far! I'm a little worried that this mommy won't be able to make it to 11 months, with the way Elly runs me ragged! She is so busy that I can hardly keep up with her. Her new found freedom with crawling means that she NEVER wants to be held. The minute I pick her up to give her some love, she is squirming, arching, flailing...anything she can do to get back on that floor!

"Smile Elly! Time for your 10 month picture!"

"Nooooooo...I want to get out of this chair!!!!"

"I'm outta here sucka"

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Bad Hair Day

Elly woke up the other day with some major bed head! I had to get some pictures to prove it to all those "haters" out there who laugh and ask in awe "how did you put that bow in her hair?"

The girl has hair people! It is just so light that you can't see the mass amounts of it :)

"That's the last time I go to bed with wet hair...geesh mom!"

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bad Mommy Award #2...

...goes to Mommy Roebuck!

According to the woman at the GAP the other day, my child is abnormally HUGE. She went on for a good 5 minutes about how chunky Elly's legs were, how LOOOONG she was, and just HAD to know what I fed her. This was not said in a cute "Oh my gosh she's so big!" kind of way. This woman was truly in shock that sweet Elly was only 9 1/2 months old. As insulted as I was, it got me to noticing how big she looked in her car seat. I was checking it out today and noticed a warning on the side..."NEVER use this seat for a child over 22 lbs." WHAT?! For some reason I thought we had the car seat that went up to 30 lbs! I'm almost positive that my sweet girl is over, or hovering right at, 22 lbs. To be on the safe side, I loaded up one sweet girl, one grumpy husband and made my way to Babies R Us. Drum roll please.......

Big girl in a big girl seat!!!!!

I think I like it Mommy! It's so roomy in here!
*Not only have we officially outgrown our house...we have outgrown the Jeep! Elly's seat may be nice and roomy, but the passenger will be hugging their knees!

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year... responsibilities! We figured it was about time that Elly start to carry her own weight around the house!

I prefer my clothes be washed on delicate!

*note to my, I do not leave Elly in the Bumbo on the washing machine!