April 28, 2010

Sip and See

This past weekend Walt, Eloise, Gracie and myself traveled back to North East Texas for Eloise's Sip and See. The weekend was wonderful and it was nice to go back home. Walt and I are so appreciative of all the love our family and friends have shown us. Eloise was the star of the party, and she had such great manners. She stayed awake the entire time, and then drifted off to sleep right as the guest left. I really enjoyed the Sip and See and we received so many wonderful things.

Beautiful plate that a friend painted for Eloise

The set up

Me, LaLee, Allison (it was held at her house) and Miss Eloise

The wonderful hostesses

Eloise's cousin Summer! Can't wait until they can play dress up together, she will get MANY great hints from her. She drove in from Dallas on Saturday morning, just for the shower...love you!

Some of the precious and yummy cookies

Keitha, Cousin Kelvey, Lou Lou and the main attraction

Proud daddy after the shower...coming to load up all the gifts..I think she looks more like her daddy every single day

What a fun shower

beautiful flower arrangements

After the shower we ventured down to Mt. Pleasant to see my Nana, Eloise's Super Nan.
Eloise was quite prepared to see her super nana and super poppy for the second time....she even wore her "I'm too cool" glasses....She was also so excited to see her Gambi...
Only in North East Texas do they post signs up like this a restaurants...gotta love it
and Randy's Burger and Fries wasn't too bad either.

Super Nana was so happy to see her great grand-daughter! When we went to change Eloise, Eloise just smiled at Nana and wouldn't take her eyes off of her for 25 minutes!! Eloise knows a good thing when she sees it...Nana is such a huge blessing in our family!

Happy Girl!

Saturday night, Walt, me and Tucker went over to cousin Summer's house. The boys played some football, and we ate dinner and watched the sunset....it was a perfect ending to a perfect day.

Sunday morning we skipped church, and went for a walk at Daingerfield State Park. We were able to take in God's beauty and just be together as a family. Here is Eloise with her hat on (it's still a little too big) in the car.

On our hike...

Walt and Tucker talking about "manly" things....

Miss Gracie lives for walks...she loved every single bit of it

at one point in time she figured if baby #2 could be picked up...then baby #1 should be picked up as well, right??!!


what a beautiful ending to our fabulous weekend...

Eloise loved it so much...she slept the WHOLE way home...(that's 5 hours) and then proceeded to SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT....
Now, she hasn't done it since, but we needed it Sunday night!!
What a precious little sleeper!

April 21, 2010

A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words

What title would you give this picture that my husband took?
This picture says so much....without saying anything at all.

April 19, 2010

Two Months

Happy TWO Month Birthday Eloise!!
What a fabulous two months momma and daddy have had with you! We have learned so much about YOU and about ourselves and we wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. We are BLESSED beyond measure!!
At two months there are several things you love:

I've said before that you LOVE the Baby Bjorn...we weren't lying..you even LOVE to sleep in it

and sleep in it

and sleep in it some more...

oh wait...did I mention that you love to sleep in it??

We now love baths...this is great for me...because after you going to school every day I give you one every night. This is no longer a fight and it actually makes you stop crying. This has made momma happy, because she needed a water baby!!

You LOVE to smile at your momma and daddy! I know this one is blurry..but you get the point!

Oh and do you love your carseat...Good thing, as your momma and daddy are always on the go!

sleeping on your stomach is what you prefer...but don't worry, momma and daddy only let you do it on them. And you love to be rocked to sleep..daddy's a pro!

you also love your arms and legs...you've figured them out this month..you are a kicker!! I love watching you sleep with you legs this way!

and you love for things to be on your feet! You love socks and house shoes (check out those house shoes)...when you don't have them on your feet, you throw a fit!!
Eloise...you are a miracle!! Our lives have changed so much because of you and we can't wait to see what else God has in store for you!! we love you to the moon & back!

April 16, 2010

Parenthood...A Walk in the Park

First off...I think I win the award for the child with the largest eyes. Her eyes are SO large...just one of the many things I love about her.

Last weekend Walt and I went to Memorial park and took Miss Eloise for a walk. Eloise is obsessed with her Baby Bjorn...obsessed! She loves to just look at all of her surroundings. The second I get home from school, she is in the Bjorn...and this makes her so happy. I can unload groceries, fold laundry, pretty much do anything and she is right there doing it with me and is so content. Walt and I didn't get to bring Gracie to the park only because we went out to eat with our friend, Brett, afterwards. We really missed Gracie on our walk, but we made sure to take her walking this week to make up for it.
Things have been going well around the Bass household. Eloise is very much into a routine. She is going to bed around 8 and sleeping until 2 or 2:30. We then wake her up at 6 to feed her and get her dressed for the day. She's been doing great at school as well and so has mom! Walt's been extremely busy with work, but we are so very proud of him. We can't wait for Miss Eloise's Sip and See next weekend in Daingerfield! And..get ready for a 2 month post...she's grown so much over the last month!!

Me and Miss Eloise at the park, going for our walk

We had to stop and take a lunch break for little Eloise

Walt, Brett, Bailey and Eloise enjoying the scenery

After our nice little walk..clearly Eloise is pondering on what all she saw

We obviously need to go buy a hat...it was a little hot out..for heaven's sake...we do live in Houston!

On the car ride home I was talking to Eloise about all the things we are going to do during the summer...she was listening very closely!

Pooped after a long day at the park...ready for my dinner!