September 21, 2010


oh my goodness. i can't even begin to put into words how FAST these little things called babies grow! here is eloise at 7 days....i mean, have we had the fast forward button on constantly?? i can't hardly even believe that she is 7 months old now. in the picture above my mother is placing her on the mr. froggy...and now...heck, she can sit up on her own and practically crawl over to her designated picture spot. sigh.
so here's my question: where on earth did my baby go?

this past weekend we packed everything up, once again and ventured back to good old north east texas. it was mine and walt's 10 year reunion. unfortunately i woke up on thursday morning with a horrible sty on my left eye.
sty? who cares, right?
ha...not me. i am too vain. i care waaaayyyy to much about my appearance and i made the decision that i was not going to let my old classmates see me like that.
so what did i do? i went home, hung out at lalee and pop's house and went and visited my grandparents. did i go to my reunion?
do i regret it?
YES. ten MORE years, right?
so..this blog post consists of pictures of eloise and her daddy, because we all know i didn't take any pictures of myself with that horrible sty.
i will say that one of my dear friends came over to my nana and poppy's and hung out with me for a while, and that was great.
my highschool friend, cassie, hadn't ever met eloise, so it was so fun to catch up with her.
i knew she wouldn't judge me...sty or no sty.

on friday before we left to go home, i woke eloise up real early and put on her saturday outfit. i had to make sure it still while i was doing that, i took some pictures.
if she looks sleepy, it's because she is!
imagine having someone dress you up all fancy at 6:30 in the morning...
leave it to me!

we all had fun over at super nana's and super poppy's house. eloise had fun rolling around on the floor and TRYING to crawl. we.are.ALMOST.there!!
i love all of her expressions now...they are priceless.

love these two

eloise LOVES her daddy

uncle tucker made sure to make the most horrible looking face while i took this picture.
he wants everyone to think that eloise hasn't won him over,
she has...he loves her.
he LOVES to make her smile.
what a great uncle.

after our visit with the g-parents
eloise decided to take a nap and in her favorite spot.
i hope she always sleeps this way.

and on sunday miss eloise turned

she can now officially sit by herself

she's clearly teething,
but i've been saying this for months
we still have NO teeth
(she's a baldy AND she's toothless)

she's always happy
just today in HEB the cashier commented on how happy she was.
i'd like to think it is because of her parents. :)

eloise has learned to clap her hands.
if you clap, she will repeat after you.

she's getting into everything
this little lady cannot sit still

what else is she up to?
She is eating 7 oz. every 5 hours.
she eats babyfood 3 times a day
she currently LOVES the turkey and rice baby food
she does sleep through the night
she is extremely talkative
we have started some solid foods
she loves to play games

now onto the title of my post.
i am a reader.
i love to read.
and i hope that one day i pass this passion onto eloise.
i THOUGHT that i knew every children's book out there.
i was wrong.
how i missed this one, i don't know.
when eloise turned 6 months old, my dear friend Sarah gave eloise a present.
oh. my. goodness.
if you have not ever read this book,
you are missing out.
i am sure that everyone knows the book,
"I'll Love You Forever."
I do remember reading this book to eloise and thinking,
"why don't they have a book about a mother and a daughter?"
they do.
it's called Someday.
i read it to eloise almost every night and i STILL
it's the most amazing book ever.
thank you Sarah for thinking of us!

we are getting all geared up for the weekend.
baylor plays rice in houston!
saturday night....8:00!!
we have a lot of friends and family coming in town and we can't wait!
i've told eloise that she needs to rest up...
they are going to be a lot of people who want to love on her.
looks like she took my advice.

sweet dreams sweet baby girl!


Yelda said...

she is adorable!!