July 25, 2010

Guess How Much I Love You

First off, check out that hair. Now we don't have much of it...but what we do have really rocks.

Uncle Tucker is here this week. Not many people can say that they are closer in age to their niece than they are to their brothers. But...those Bass boys aren't like most people.
Tucker was forced, I mean, volunteered to read "Guess How Much I Love You," to Eloise tonight. He had quite the audience, as you can see from the picture below. How blessed little Eloise is to have sweet ole' Tucker in her life.

Tucker: "Eloise, how much do you love me? "
Eloise: "Uncle Tucker, I love you as high as I can reach."
Tucker: "But Eloise, I love you as high as I can reach."

Eloise smiled, "that is quite high," she thought. I wish I had arms that could reach like that.

Eloise: "Oh Uncle Tucker, I love you all the way down the lane as far as the river."

Tucker: "Well, Eloise, I love you across the river and over the hills."
Eloise: "I love you right up to the moon."

Tucker: " I love you right up to the moon, and back."
Then he leaned over and kissed his sweet Eloise good night.

***To listen to Tucker read...make sure you turn off the music on the right hand side (just press the stop button) and then turn up your volume on your computer.***

July 20, 2010

5 months and a day

Happy 5 Month Miss Eloise Betty Bass!
(well...5 months and one day)

Let's see at 5 months you:
  • talk A LOT...hmmm wonder where you could get that from
  • eat 7 oz. every 5 hours
  • LOOOOVVVEE you some green beans
  • usually take 2 naps throughout the day
  • wear some 3/6 month clothes and some 6/12 month clothes
  • wear a size 2 diaper
  • get so excited once that bottle is put in front of you...you flap those arms and kick those legs
  • LOVE the pool
  • are a very happy baby
  • go to bed around 8:30 and wake up once (usually) then sleep until 8 or 8:3o in the morning
  • really reach for things now
  • took your first plane ride, and you have been to 3 different states!
  • are obsessed with your hands and feet
  • can roll from back to tummy and tummy to back
  • would rather sleep on your tummy
  • hate rice cereal
  • babble to yourself in your crib for a good 30 minutes before you fall asleep
Eloise your daddy and I know how blessed we are!
You are such a wonderful baby.
Thank you for making our lives complete.
We love you!

July 19, 2010

Where have we been?

Where have we been? Why have we been gone for soooo long?
Well...last week that little girl that you see above and her momma packed up their bags and headed out on a little vacay for a week. Now Eloise is a traveler...BUT this was the first time that we traveled by ourselves without daddy. We headed up to Dallas on Monday to spend some quality time with Aunt Poco. While we were there we went to eat, went shopping and even spent the day with Aunt Poco and Gambi at Gambi's house. We had so much fun!! On Thursday, we headed to the airport...for Eloise's FIRST plane ride!! We headed out to North Carolina to visit my older sister, Nichole, my brother in law and my niece and nephew. Thank goodness that Aunt Poco decided to come with us. I would have NEVER made it without her. She was such a HUGE help on the plane...how lucky we are to have her SO close!
Eloise was great on the plane. She slept for the first 30 minutes, and then was awake the rest of the time, just playing...and POOPING! She decided that while she was taking a nap that she would poop ON ME! I very quickly took her to the bathroom to change her. Once I got in there I realized that I grabbed the wrong bag and didn't have wipes, but thankfully had a diaper! Eloise just laughed and laughed. I brought her extra clothes, but they were in the other bag...and I didn't think that I was going to need extra clothes for me. So I changed her, and we went back out to our seat...and Eloise was pretty much naked (with a diaper on). I of course stunk up the whole plane, but no one seemed to be bothered by it, or at least they didn't tell me. Right before we landed, I put Eloise into another outfit and it was literally smooth sailing!

Here she is on the plane AFTER her accident

What momma? I didn't do anything TOO bad, did I?

Was a GREAT traveler!

Once we got to NC, Nichole and my nephew Jack picked us up. We then headed to Nichole's work so she could do a little last minute email. Here is Jack meeting his cousin for the first time:

When we got to Nichole's house, Eloise was exhausted...she had only slept for 30 minutes all day. So, we put her in the crib with her sweet cousin, Claire. Claire is 3 weeks older than Eloise. How fun for these two girlies!!

Claire has the long skinny legs...Eloise is the short chunky monkey

While the girls were napping we got some pics of Aunt Poco and Jack...he loves his Aunt Poco SOOO much...who wouldn't?

Jack is such a good sport. Nichole had just gotten in a bunch of bows for Claire's hair... I thought it would be fun to put them in his hair and take pics... he's so handsome!!

Once Claire woke up, it was time for pics. This was the first time Aunt Poco and Aunt Meredith had seen their sweet niece. She is truly perfect!!

That night, Uncle Greg decided to keep watch over the three babies, and the sisters went to dinner. We went to a place called Micky's and they had $5 martinis... so fun!! Nichole's friend Michael decided to join us. It was great catching up and just hanging out!!

Blueberry Pomegranate Martini...yummy!

Here we are!

Friday morning was spent just lounging around with the babies.... look at those pretty girls.. all three of them!

Claire and Eloise are both obsessed with their fingers...perfect pic!

I just love taking pictures of the sweet cousins together

best friends

Eloise LOVED Uncle Greg! Greg is such a wonderful uncle and Eloise loved being held by him. He's a natural.

On Friday afternoon we went to the pool. Gambi bought the girls matching swim suits. Here they are before taking a dip!

Nichole had these sweet outfits monogrammed for our babies. This was the first of many photoshoots!
Claire LOVED to reach for her cousin

beautiful baby

Claire: "Eloise, did you know you're my best friend?"

Eloise: "Claire, you're my best friend too."
Claire: "Eloise, I just love you!"

Eloise: "Oh goodness Claire, don't make me blush...I love you too!"

Claire: "Best friends forever, ok?"
Eloise: "Always"

Friday night we got a babysitter and the adults went out. We had dinner at a wonderful seafood resturant, and then went to hear a local band play. We finished off the night by going to another martini bar... it was so fun!

Greg totally into the conversation

Love my sisters!!
Saturday morning, I went with Nichole to Little Gym to watch Jack. Poco stayed behind and babysat Claire and Eloise. Jack LOVES gymnastics and he is SOOO good at everything!

Saturday morning was another photoshoot. This was another outfit that Nichole purchased for the girls. After the photshoot, we went to Birkdale...a wonderful outdoor shopping area, and then to the country club for lunch!
Such pretty girls

Aunt Poco was making Claire laugh

holding hands

Look at us in the double stroller!!

Saturday night we had a babysitter again. We went to a great sushi restaurant, then went to the Fox and the Hound Pub and finished the night off at a great little bar on the lake. It was so great to spend time with my sisters... we don't do it often enough!

On Sunday before we left, Jack decided he wanted to put on the tutu that Aunt Poco got for Claire. Greg didn't like it too much...but I think it's adorable!!

This was our last photoshoot... the little lemons were such great picture takers...

On the plane ride home, Eloise didn't make a peep. She slept as we took off, woke up for a bit, and then fell back asleep. She was PERFECT! Would most definitely travel with her again! Here she is after the plane ride...

SO sad to leave all our family after a week of fun. Eloise and I packed up our stuff and then drove the 4 hours back to Houston. We had two people that really missed us... Gracie and Daddy..

It was obvious that Daddy missed Eloise. This was waiting for her when we got home...

along with this sweet note....

We had so much fun with family...but Eloise was worn out! She slept today until 9:00!!
Thank you so much Aunt Poco for helping us out with everything! We LOVE YOU! Thank you Aunt Nichole and Uncle Greg for letting us come! We LOVE YOU! Cousins Jack and Claire... Eloise can't wait to see you again!
And to Gambi...thank you for taking us and picking us up! and for the fun time at the pool on Wednesday!
Wouldn't it be fun, if we all lived closer?
What a wonderful week!!