Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Gigi & Poppy in Lawrence

We just had a wonderful few days with my parents! They arrived on Thursday afternoon and were so excited and ready to get their hands on Eliza!

We did some shopping, good eating, playing, and strolling...a great weekend indeed!

Eliza was so sweet with them and showed off her new skills...clapping (my favorite!), almost crawling and "dancing" in her jumper. My mom took a little video of her... (my mom thinks it's hilarious, as you can tell)!

On Sunday morning Eliza was baptized at our church in Lawrence (a separate post on that) and it was such a special day. I'm so glad my parents were here for it! We definitely missed having Will's parents and other friends present for the special occassion. We have lots of pictures and a recording of the baptism from the church to share.

It won't be too long before Gigi and Poppy get to see Eliza (and us) again. We have a beach trip in SC the first week of June, can't wait!

Thanks again for coming to spend the weekend with us! We had a wonderful time!

Friday, April 19, 2013

7 Months Old

Every month just keeps getting better and better with you my dear! You are such a sweet and happy little girl.

It seems like you have changed so much since last month! You are officially sleeping through the night!! What a difference this makes for both of us. :) I forgot what a full nights sleep felt like... And it's great!

You are also sitting up so well on your own now. It's so much fun to sit and play with you. I love watching you play with your toys. You squeal and smile the whole time!

I can tell you are starting to think about crawling. You are starting to get up on your knees and rock back and forth or scoot backwards. It's adorable!

You still love your exersaucer and you are starting to get the hang of your jumper in the doorway.

You were being hilarious in your exersaucer the other day and I managed to capture a little bit of it on video!

You continue to be a great eater. You haven't tried a food that you don't like yet. :) Your favorite thing is eating bananas and avocado (not together) out of your mesh feeder. I think you like being able to feed yourself and you usually start panting for it as soon as you see it! Puffs are also a favorite.

Your daddy and I are having the best time with you these days and adore your little personality! We love you Eliza bug!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Pictures and Play

Having a baby makes me want to take pictures more than ever before! My iPhone is full of pictures of Eliza -- the posed ones and ones that just capture her sweet smile while she plays. While I love the ease and convenience of the iPhone camera the quality just wasn't cutting it. I've been wanting/asking for a good quality camera for quite sometime and this past week we made the investment. Will and I have both been having the best time taking pictures of Eliza this weekend. It's so much fun having such a sweet little subject! Here are some of my favorites so far!

Just trying on her bathing suit

Eliza's best buddy!

She looks like such a big girl here!
Loves her puffs.
And her water.
 I can't believe our sweet pea is going to be 7 months old this week!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Weekend

This was the first holiday since Eliza has been born that we celebrated in Kansas as a little family of 3! Of course we missed our families but had a really nice day and weekend! The weather finally warmed up and we spent so much time outside strolling and enjoying the sunshine!

Our little bunny had a lot of fun with her first Easter basket! She was more into than I thought she would be! We had a great time watching her pull all of her goodies out of her basket. Her easter basket was actually mine when I was little and I just love it. It looks a bit old and tired from all my easter egg hunts with it but I was happy to pull it back out. Anyways, here's Eliza enjoying it!

After the Easter basket fun we went to church. We really love the church we attend here! (We are having Eliza baptized there in a few weeks.) 

Our neighbors (who also attend church with us) invited us and a few other couples over for a wonderful lunch!

Our first family Easter picture!

Eliza standing up like a big girl! This is too much for me. Please stay little! 

I am so thankful for a wonderful weekend with my sweet family!