Wednesday, September 29, 2010


It just never gets old to see that face light up. Sweet sweet Eli.

Can you tell?

Can you tell which one is Rowan and which is Eli? I can right now, but looking back years from now I may not be able to!

Josh's book!

Coming soon! Check it out here!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Beach baby

So Eli has only made it to the deck overlooking the water and sand, but maybe this afternoon we will suite up and go for a walk. But doesn't he look cute in his little beach outfit !?!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Eli is 2 months old!

Weighing in at 11 lbs. 3oz and 22 1/2 inches long Eli is 2 months old. He is doing 4-5 hour stretches at night and is starting to smile and coo. He loves his big brother Rowan, being outside and the song, "Itsy, bitsy spider".

Monday, September 13, 2010

First Smile

Eli has been smiling for a few weeks, mostly at 3 am when we want him to be sleeping, but I finally caught one on with the camera today.

Life at our house these days

Where to begin...Eli's reflux is under control these days, which has dramatically improved the quality of life around here. I am on a strict diet, he's on medicine and he still spits up, A LOT, but it is much more manageable. And he is just making sure that I have to systematically clean all my couch cushions. But he is gaining weight and growing so even though it is hard, it isn't effecting him too much.

Rowan continues to be a pistol. He can make you smile and want to yell all in the same moment. He is growing and changing every day and is mastering so many new words it is hard to keep up. He is a bundle of energy that loves to run, jump and play any kind of sport. He has really taken to baseball, much to Josh's dismay, but also loves soccer. He is obsessed with panda bears, Winnie the Pooh, fire trucks, Pa (grandpa) and watching a video of Josh's dad (g-dawg) ride his motorcycle. This morning he was thrilled to find this hat that Gram (Josh's mom) made for him last winter. If you can't tell, it's a panda bear! He ran around the house yelling, "bamboo", which to him is interchangeable with the word "panda". He insisted on wearing it for breakfast and while he played with his toys this morning.
He also really loves his fireman boots and wears them around the house most of the time.

Rowan loves when Eli comes in to his room and lays in his crib. Eli loves the dark brown wall and the white lines of the crib so both boys are pleased to spend time there. Rowan is always trying to hold Eli's hand, sometimes it works out.
Rowan is Eli's favorite person. He looks for him if he hears his voice and watching him intently.
Eli getting kisses from Little Dog.
...and Monkey

...and Rowan

Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Katie Nana!

These boots are made for walking

New fireman boots for stomping in puddles of course!

Visit to the Warrenton Caboose

Rowan spent the morning with Josh so I could go have a birthday lunch for my mom with she and my grandmother. Josh wanted to take Rowan to do something special so they visited the caboose just off the greenway in old town. Rowan had a great time exploring and loved climbing on and off the "choo choo". He also ran a good portion of the greenway so he is enjoying a nice long nap right now.

Rowan was so excited to be able to wear his fire truck fleece this morning. I bought it for him last week and it has been too hot. He has been asking to wear it every day, so was thrilled this morning when it was in the 60's and cool enough.
"What's up ladies?"

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cool dude

With a haircut, shades and his board shorts, Rowan thought he was really cool.
This picture is super old, you can tell by how small Eli is. But thought it was too cute not to share!