June 23, 2010

4 Months and a visit from Gambi

This past week Eloise and I had a visit from Gambi. We had so much fun and did so many things! I think Eloise and I are still recovering....we've been a little under the weather. Gambi came to visit us on Monday. While she was here we went shopping at the Galleria (and picked up daddy's Father's day present), we went swimming with our weekly playgroup, we went and had sushi and walked around La Centerra, we laid in bed and watched Good Morning America, we did so much stuff!

Gambi reading Eloise a bed time story

Getting ready to go to our playgroup...swim time!!

eloise loves the water

i'm so sassy in my shades from Cousin Summer

Gambi and Eloise before our sushi lunch date!

quality time with Gambi

Eloise in her stroller at the Galleria...happy girl when we are shopping

we were dog sitting again for our friends again...and my mother fell in LOVE with Jack. I think Jack fell in LOVE with her too. This is how they spent their mornings....
On Friday morning, we drove to Dallas. I had gotten Gambi tickets to go see Wicked for Christmas because she had never seen it before. So on Friday we packed up and headed to Dallas. Gambi dropped us off at Aunt Poco's where we got to spend the afternoon together. ON Friday night we went to dinner with Gambi and Aunt Poco and had so much fun. Saturday, Aunt Poco babysat Eloise while Gambi and I went to the musical. Eloise had so much fun and I so appreciate her! Thank you Aunt Poco. Daddy drove up to Dallas on Saturday with Gracie, and picked us up after the musical. We then headed to Daingerfield for Father's Day. What a week!

sleepy girl, getting ready for a car drive to Dallas

Saturday morning...hanging out watching t.v. at Gambi's.

Wicked!! Just as good the 3rd time around

Me and momma!

Momma just had to get a picture in the over sized chair!

Eloise after leaving Gambi's. Gambi...You wore us OUT! We Love you!!

While we were in Dallas Eloise turned 4 months old. She is growing up so quickly! At 4 months you:
LOVE your tongue
Slept straight through the night, THREE nights in a row
have now started taking the paci
are obsessed with your hands
met some new friends at your play group
smile all the time
drink 4 0z every 3 hours
are awake for 2 hours then you usually take an hour nap
love to be held...especially by momma
still love your Baby Bjorn
love to be free (a.k.a. naked)
love bathtime because you get to kick your legs
only wake up once at night
wear 3-6 month clothes
wear 1-2 diapers
have the highest pitched laugh I have ever heard
make your momma and daddy so extremely happy

Big old Bug eyes!!

Look at you, and your pose

such a ham for the camera
you love working with daddy on the computer

Next week, daddy is on vacation...so stay tuned for some exciting posts...we are doing some fun things with Eloise!!

June 16, 2010

One Year Ago....

One year ago today Walt and I were in London
We were getting ready to go see Mama Mia
We were a family of three (Gracie, Walt and Me)
Walt was trying to convince me to take a pregnancy test
I was a coward and didn't want to see a negative result
We were praying, wishing and hoping for a baby
one year ago tomorrow our lives changed
Walt realized that musicals are awesome...especially Mama Mia
Walt FINALLY talked me into taking a test
I became strong and realized that no matter what the outcome, God had a plan
We became a family of four
All of our prayers, wishes and hopes were answered

Little did Walt and I know that while we were in London...God was creating and molding....

this little ham here!

Eloise! We LOVE you! You have made our lives COMPLETE!

June 14, 2010

Lake Brownwood

relaxing weekend for sure. walt and i were asked to go to the lake and spend the weekend with our wonderful friends Madison and Lauren Napier. we thought they were crazy at first....who would ask us to come....with a baby? but, after walt called to make sure that they didn't need us to get a babysitter...we packed up our stuff, dog included, and headed out to the lake. they have a beautiful lakehouse and we had the best time. eloise must have really enjoyed the lake. she slept from 8:45-6:30 on saturday night and then she slept last night from 9-7. the last time eloise went without a nighttime feeding was april 25th. maybe...maybe...maybe...we've turned a corner!!

madison and eloise on saturday morning after breakfast.

molly and treva going to get the stick thrown in the lake

wonderful sun deck

on the boat

eloise loved the breeze
bass family photo op...eloise is getting sleepy
sleepy girl
daddy and eloise on the sun deck after her morning nap...she's curious as to what her daddy is drinking

lake time!!

Gracie's "On a Boat"

hard life

harris and walt....lounging in their floaties

i was always told....but i never knew you could love someone so much.

momma and eloise loved the hammock


enjoying the day

how great is our God?

gracie loves the wind

wind blown beauty

baby cake's toes

having a great saturday afternoon


lauren and her babies

madison and walt taking the jet skis out for a spin


loves her dolly

eloise and gracie's first lake trip 2010

happy baby

trip home...eloise loves her giraffe, Miss Sophia.
what a fabulous weekend! we love summer!