Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Happy four months, babyboy!

We went to the doctor's yesterday and here are his stats:
Weight: 16lb, 5 oz(66.10%)...Eli was 15lbs 8oz at his 4mo. checkup
Height: 26"(84.30% and the same as Eli at the same age!)
Head Circumference: 17.24"(96.08%)...Eli's HC was 17.3
At four months, he is still nursing and is a generally happy baby. He had his first plane ride in December and just slept. While we were in California, he had a couple solid 8hr stretches through the night, but since we've been back he hasn't been very consistent. He'll get up about once a night, eat, then go right back to sleep. He is starting to laugh, and is really smiley in the morning and in the late evening. He smiles the biggest for Eli and dad. He is starting to figure out how to grab and hold on to things. He is rolling over from his belly to his back and will roll halfway from his back to his belly then gets stuck. He is only interested in the "magic" pacifier and uses his hands to self-soothe. I think we might need to start putting a bib on him so his clothes don't get soaked(he DROOOOLS!). He is in 6-9mo. clothes and size 2 diapers. He rarely cries, so when he's uncomfortable he just moans and grunts. Eli is constantly asking, "What's Owen doing?" The other morning, I found Eli in Owen's carseat then a few minutes later I found him in Owen's bouncer:

Monday, January 14, 2013

Free Tuesdays

If you know me, I LOVE Target. The prices, the clothes, jewelry, shoes, home decor, seasonal items, everything! And now I love them even more. They sponsor free days every month at different museums downtown. So we went to the Children's Museum Tuesday night and had so much fun!
Eli and dad watering the plants.
Crazy eyes, but I think Craig looks handsome.

We asked Eli to show Owen the stuffed animals....
...and this is what we got.

Eli Fishin'
Oh my those cheeks just get me every time!
 Our little firemen:


Eli loved being in the driver's seat!
Dad Eli playing the the kinetics section of the museum. He noticed my taking this picture just as it snapped. The look on his face makes me laugh.
And here they are playing together. :))
Waiting in line to buy groceries.
Loading the groceries on the belt. Check out the expression on the girl's face behind him. Ha, he insisted on loading each item one by one WITHOUT help.

And last, but definitely not least... the trains. If you ask Eli what he remembers about the museum, he'll say that the "loves" the trains. Even looking at these pictures, the only one that he really got excited about was this one. haha. Silly boy.

Friday, January 11, 2013

December 2012

I finally did it... I printed out our blog! We have FINALLY made it into a book. December was such a fun month for us. I know that every.single.picture comes from Mark and Mallory, but I plan on making more books from blog again someday so I'd like to have these pictures for our record. Craig's semester ended mid-December and starts again January 22, so we've had such a relaxing break! Our highlight, ofcourse, was CALIFORNIA. I'll let the pictures do the talking...
Mallory was so sweet to cuddle with my boys all break! Eli was sick for a good 2-3 days after Christmas with a CONSTANT fever, and she sat for hours(literally) in the chair with him and let him play on her phone. Thanks Mal!
One of the highlights of Eli's trip? Watching recorded videos of himself with Aunties Paige and Mal and Uncle Mark!
This picture just makes me so happy.
Who needs to take videos when uncle Mark is taking them?!
Paige and Eli conducting our Christmas Eve Family Home Evening
Acting out the Nativity
Paige and our sweet Owie
Opening a present on Christmas Eve

Before the presents were opened...

and after!
Uncle Mark showing Eli how to play with his new puppets

We were able to take a short trip to Napa. My goodness, the older I get the more I appreciate how pretty it is! I love this place for the memories, good times, and family!

On their way to Aunt Cathy and Uncle Mike's!
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!