Thursday, March 27, 2008

Stop and Smell the Flowers!

Now, Elizabeth is taking this quite literally...but it's really good advice!

Every once in a while, I get overwhelmed by motherhood and a little stressed out about life's curve balls, and I have to remind myself to stop and appreciate all of life's WONDERFUL blessings. Sure, we all have our fair share of ups and downs, but there is a LOT to be thankful for! So I write today with an attitude of sincere appreciation and a grateful heart for the gift God has given me in this sweet little girl and kind and loving husband. XXOO

Monday, March 24, 2008

Hangin' with G & G

Elizabeth sure had a great time with Grandma and Grandpa!

Here are a few pictures from their visit!

BIG Shoes to Fill!

Grandma and Grandpa came to visit about two weeks ago.

And Elizabeth decided to step into Grandpa's shoes!

(I warned her that doing so might cause her to stress out--a LOT!...but she insisted! haha!) See for yourself!

We Are Some of the Easter People...

...and here is a picture to prove it! haha!

Hope you all had a very happy Easter with family and loved ones!

Saturday, March 22, 2008


In case you were wondering whether Elizabeth still enjoys bathtime,...
...the answer is a resounding YES!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Sittin' In My High Chair...

Well, this one is not exactly a "high chair"...but since learning this little "high chair" song from Gymboree, Elizabeth has overgeneralized EVERY chair to be a high chair.

So, when Grandma and Grandpa bought her this adorable little pink Elizabeth-sized chair, she ran toward it, exclaiming happily, "HIGH CHAIR!!!!"

And she pretty much repeats it every time she sits in it!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Da Plane...Da Plane! (Or, in Elizabeth's case: Da "Meen" Da "Meen"!)

Here, Elizabeth and Daddy are watching planes land near LAX. This was definitely a highlight of Daddy's spring break vacation! Elizabeth's LOVES planes...or "meens" (lately "meen" has morphed into "mane"...but is not quite a "plane" yet!) But she loves to run after them and point! ALMOST as much as she loves to point at the moon!

Elizabeth is unlocking a whole new world of words! It seems like one minute she was barely uttering "daddy" and "doggie" and the next minute, an entire encyclopedia of words came pouring out of her mouth! And now, there is just no stopping her! Just after our return from Houston in early February, Daddy and I tried writing down a list of all the words we had heard her say --and, much to our surprise, it turned out to be nearly 35 words long! And now, just a month later, she seems to be adding several new words a day!

Disclaimer: Lots of the words she says are pretty easy to "melmo" for "Elmo" and "moon" for "moon" (go figure!)--not to be confused with "moon" for "balloon"--haha! But several are words that we struggle to figure out and then must translate for others later! But since she repeats the sounds over and over while pointing to the same object--like "meen" for "plane" and "mope" for "blimp" for example...we think those still count!