Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween... from our little monster!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Random happenings

1.  Eli decided the other day that he was tired of waiting for me to push him on his trike.  And just like that he started pedaling.

2.  A few weeks ago, Eli got to spend some quality time with his Pappy.  They hadn't seen each other since LAST SUMMER!!!  Needless to say, they had a lot of playing and rough-housing to catch up on!


3.  Fall has finally started to make an appearance in Georgia.... the mornings have been crisp and cool and the leaves are starting to change colors.  This is my favorite season of the year so I was excited when the athletic department staff was invited to preview a new local corn maze and pumpkin patch.  We only got to go for about 45 minutes because of Josh's practice schedule, but Eli loved every minute.

Tractors and trucks are a few of Eli's favorite things these days, so the chance to sit on one of the vintage tractors put him over the moon.


This 'neigh-neigh' gave Eli a few kisses on the head.  


4.  Eli is adding new words to his vocabulary every day.  Some of his newest words include:

  • doon (balloon)
  • truck
  • iieyee (eye)
  • dig dig (back hoe)
  • yay!
  • chock (chocolate milk)
  • fa-fa (waffle)

5.  Our trip to the Georgia Aquarium with my mom was awesome.  But it is a really hard place to take pictures!  I did have a few more that I wanted to share.

Eli loved the Beluga whales.  Their white coloring is so pretty against the blue of the water!


I can never get enough of the big tank.  I really think I could sit in front of it for hours.


Eli loved spending time with his MoMA!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cupcakes for Noah

One of the best parts about living in Georgia is being close to friends from college who live in the Atlanta area.

Two of these friends happen to be married to each other.  And they happen to be some of the funniest people I know.

Back in August, when we celebrated Noah's birthday, Brian and Laine drove up to Athens with two of their five kiddos and some cupcake mix.  We enjoyed each other's company and then enjoyed some cupcakes in Noah's honor.

Eli wanted to be front and center for the cupcake making process...



Austen wanted in on the action as did Cameron, but she was sleeping peacefully upstairs in Eli's crib.  Poor Cam-dog!


Eli and I put on the sprinkles as the finishing touch...


Thanks Bennetts!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Under the Sea

Life continues to be busy.  Really busy.   I'm trying to get a handle on it but that is whole different blog post.

My parents came to town last weekend and we had a wonderful time doing nothing in particular.

While my dad was at a meeting in Atlanta, my mom and I took Eli to the Georgia Aquarium.  The timing was perfect... it was a weekday morning and there was hardly any crowd at all.  Eli could run and point and yell 'Ma-MAA' to his heart's content.  

It is a magical place.  I took lots of pictures but this is the only one that comes close to capturing the experience.