Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wordless Wednesday


Thursday, June 16, 2011

18 month stats


We took a trip to see our pediatrician yesterday for Eli's 18 month check up.
We love our doctor and Eli had fun charming her with all of his antics.
He did not have so much fun when the nurse surprised him with his shots.  But he was still willing to say thank you to her with tears in his eyes.  My sweet little munchkin.

His official stats are: 
weight ... 32.3 lbs ... 95th percentile
height ... 35 in ... above 97th percentile

Which is our regular confirmation that Eli is a big boy!  

Wednesday, June 15, 2011



I have been in love with the pairing of RED and YELLOW lately.

Not sure why.  But it makes me happy.

But when I saw these sunflowers on sale at the grocery store yesterday 
I knew I had to have them and that I would put them on this red placemat.

I also have a red planter with yellow flowers on our front patio.

But I don't have a very green thumb so those flowers are looking a 
little sickly right now and probably aren't worthy of a photograph.

A visit from Grammy

Josh's mom treated us to a visit this past weekend.

Chris has been in Tuscaloosa for the past few weeks dealing with the tornado damage to the house they still own there.  She took the weekend off and drove the 4.5 hours to see us!


We spent the weekend relaxing and tooling around Athens.

Eli LOVED spending some time with his Grammy!



Tuesday, June 7, 2011

This is about as crafty as I get


Well, that might not be entirely true... but this is about the level of craftiness that I am comfortable with!

Living in Georgia means that we are living pretty far away from family.  And I really want Eli to recognize those who love him the most.  So I went about creating a book for him with all of those smiling faces.

I thought about using an online photo service to create the book but wanted the pages to be tough enough to withstand Eli's page turning... so I decided to make it as a binder with laminated pages instead.  You can't really tell from the pictures, but I used a half-sized binder which is perfect for Eli's little hands. 

I love the way it turned out!






Thursday, June 2, 2011

Watch me grow... eighteen months!

I can hardly believe that Eli is a year and a half old!  How did that happen?

Happy half birthday, little man!


Click HERE to see his last 'Watch Me Grow' pic at fifteen months.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Well, hello there June!

Have you missed seeing this face?


May is a volleyball coach's wife's dream.
After a whirlwind spring of recruiting and adjusting to life at the University of Georgia, Josh finally got to take a break. In fact, the NCAA requires it in the form of a recruiting quiet period!

So I took a break, too, and went off the grid.

During our siesta, we loaded Eli into the car and headed down to Destin. I'm a lucky girl as it was my second time down in as many weeks.

The conditions couldn't have been more perfect... there were green flags (calm conditions) on the beach for three days in a row and ample sunshine.

Eli approved!






We found a classic Destin breakfast spot called the Donut Hole. Seemed like the perfect opportunity to introduce Eli to the wonderful world of donuts. It was vacation after all!   I think he liked it!

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Next to the donut, I think Eli's favorite part of our vacation was the fountain at a local shopping center.  Pretty sure the look on his face was pure joy the whole time we were there.


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Needless to say, it was a fantastic week.  

I'm ready to go back.

P.S.  My sweet little boy will be a year and a half old TOMORROW!  Can you believe it?  Stay tuned for a 'Watch Me Grow' pic to commemorate the occasion!