Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween!

Here is Elizabeth in her adorable little Jack-O-Lantern costume!

We had a little costume party at Gymboree yesterday, so I took some pictures of Elizabeth with her friend, Beth!

(Truth be told, they were the only ones who came dressed up! haha!) Too cute! Surprisingly, my little pumpkin didn't try to remove her "stem" even once! How do you like that?

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

"Get the story...Get the Times!"

For those non-Angelenos, this is the tag line for the LA Times newspaper. And, apparently, Elizabeth has bought into all the hype, as she desperately wants to know what is going on the world! Maybe Daddy's interests are rubbing off on her? No...wait! She's flipping to a department store ad! Must be that Mommy's interests are rubbing off on her! Now that's more like it!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Little Legacy

Well, I knew it was only a matter of time before Elizabeth stumbled upon some of Mommy's Alpha Phi volunteer work stacks and papers! Last week, she pulled out a little green binder that was tucked between the dryer and Mommy's small file cabinet. For those who don't recognize it (and I know there are some of you who do!), it's the NPC Manual of Information (aka--"The Greenbook").

Naturally, Mommy had to kneel down next to her and read it from cover to cover, offering explanations for terms like "Unanimous Agreements" and "Resolutions!" Okay, I'm only kidding...well, sort of!...because you know, someday, this is likely to become a true story!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

"HEY! Look at ME!"

I'm speculating with the title, here...but this seems to be the subtext of this photo. Elizabeth had a blast pulling herself up and down on the hearth of the fireplace at Grandma and Grandpa's, and then walking sideways from one end of the brick to the other over and over again. I think she was doing a great job of entertaining herself...but, as with most baby activities, it's always more fun when someone is watching!

P.S. Happy Birthday, Grandpa!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sweet Grandbaby!

Here are a few precious moments with Grandma and Grandpa!

Monday, October 15, 2007

I'm a BIG kid!

At Grandma's house, Elizabeth enjoyed the freedom of exploring each new room! She would crawl around the living room, kitchen, entry hall, hallway, and dining room...all while Mom and Grandma were chatting nearby.

Here, we caught her pulling up on a dining room chair and discovering a little one-handed independence!

We think it won't be long before she is standing on her own!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Baby in a Basket!

This is Elizabeth's response to "Baby in a Pot!" (Meghan, I can almost hear Kai shouting out now!) I don't know what makes it so ding-dang cute to put a little baby where babies ought not go--but Elizabeth seemed to like it, and we took some adorable pictures! See?...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Conquering Fears

It's a brave new world for Elizabeth Katherine! Until last week, anytime I'd try to introduce her to the wonders of tunnel play, she would peek inside and then turn around and hightail it out of there! There was just NO WAY she was venturing down that long, enclosed path all by herself! But, suddenly, last week at the Gymboree in Austin, she had a "tunnel breakthrough" and decided that she was all about it! The pictures speak for themselves here!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

M, E, and E

Elizabeth and I just returned from a visit to Austin! We had a great time, and I'll be posting some pics and videos from our trip throughout the week. Here is a cute picture of Elizabeth with her cousins, Matt (10) and Erin (6). Elizabeth is very fascinated by kids who are a little bit older than she...and they were really sweet with her. Elizabeth thought that Matt was especially funny--as she kept giggling every time he put his face near hers.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

I speak whale!

Here is the world famous linguist Grammy attempting to communicate with Purp in whale. Oh, sorry, I've just been informed that it's dolphin. Which, as you all know, is a dialect of porpoise. I still have no idea what they're talking about, however. And by the look of her pounding out signals, it could be that Purp is also trying to get across something in elephant. If I may translate (I minored in elephant in college): "I want a double-double animal style, no tomatoes, fries, and a chocolate shake from In-n-Out." Like father, like daughter!

Friday, October 5, 2007

A movie about nothing

Sometimes, the lights come up, the camera rolls, and the leading lady forgets her lines. Or, in this case, does absolutely nothing of interest. But she's still a cutie so I couldn't resist posting "a movie about nothing."

Monday, October 1, 2007


Elizabeth is looking up at Daddy and giving him the big puppy-dog eyes! Somewhere deep down I guess she must know that we are about to go off for a whole WEEK and leave him all alone! That's right...tomorrow morning, Elizabeth and I are traveling to Austin for a little visit with Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Jennifer, Uncle Mike, and Cousins Matt and Erin! Of course, we will miss Daddy (and we hope he will miss us, too!) but we also know that this will give him a HUGE opportunity to get lots of work done without distraction! Right, Daddy??? ;-) So, faithful readers...we hope you will have a great week and we will return soon!