Sunday, January 11, 2009

a day in the life...

of my 7 month-old Ellie.
(yes, she is SEVEN months today. yikes bikes)

{her face every morning between 6:15 am to 6:30 am...waking up from a FULL NIGHT'S SLEEP...yes, she's still sleeping through the night...insert HUGE jump for JOY and a LOUD shout HOORAY here}

{a good feeding follows a fun-filled bath}

{and some more delicious food...which could range from rice cereal, pears, bananas, apples, and mangoes}

{then it's time to play with her friends. sometimes they dress alike}

{and sometimes she likes to give her friends kisses}

{she'll even say mama and dada brother got it on video. we're still questioning if she really knows what mama and dada mean though...}

{she's learning to multi-task...crawling AND playing with toys at the same time}

{which gets pretty exhausting....and means it's probably time for a morning nap}

{after morning nap, she usually wakes up pretty happy...and is ready for something new to taking out the DVD's and throwing them all over the front room}

{or maybe finding a cool box}

{that she can sit in}

{and of course chew on}

{which means she is probably hungry for another snack...she's a mama's girl when it comes to her love affair with dried mangoes}

{then she lays her eyes on this bad boy full of toys...and decides...i want that.}
{so she kneels in front of the box...and finds a toy or two...and realizes...that she's tired again. time for afternoon nap}

{but don't worry...she wakes up happy... ready to play and smile like a super star}

{and of course, explore that extra big box of toys she was dreaming about}

{so many choices! it's hard for her to decide}

{and before she knows it, it's time for her favorite time of day again...bath time ...yes she gets TWO A DAY...she has the most beautiful skin, so why not!}

{after bath time, it's her most favorite thing to put on a little "show" and climb all around the crib...}

{and fall}

{she loves "ooos" and "aahhhs" and claps for all of her acrobatics and climbing}

{she also has discovered how tasty the railing is}

{then, it's time to chillax with daddy}

{and mommy, while watching baby einstein...she is currently LOVING 'baby's first signs'}

{and loves watching it REALLLY close}

{and gets really sad when it's over and it's time for bed...}

{but looks so cute and cuddly when she's faasssstt asleep}.

i love you, sweet Elizabeth! happy 7 months. please, will you stop growing now?? i like you the way you are...



Adrienne said...


Danielle said...

So so cute! She's so happy all the time, that's so nice!!

Clay Jenna and JJ said...

oh she is so dang cute Marc!!! I so wish I could meet her in person!

Ju and Brack said...

What a doll. She is so stinking cute and full of so much personality. I miss you to death, want to see you soon! Love you!

Megs said...

Such great pictures!!! She is so darling all the time!

Kimberly said...

Super cute pics Marce! Ellie is such a doll. We definitely need to get together so that I can see you and your beautiful little girl. I can't believe she is seven months. They grow so fast. I want Wyatt to stop growing too. He is so much fun right now. Love ya friend!

* Anne * said...

Memories...this sounds like my kids when they were younger. Aliyah would always crawl around with some object in her mouth. And watch out with the chewing on the crib. When she gets teeth it's going to look like a chipmunk ate it. Both my kids' cribs look terrible. Good thing only the kids can see it. :)

Linda said...

I am certain that I have one of the cutest baby girls in the world! She is perfect for you and Mike and every one of us! It's hard to believe how she stands up in front of her toy box! I can't wait to play with her on Friday. Until then... tickles and kisses
Love you all

The Peterson's said...

She is cute! I agree Cairo is 8 months now and I also want him to quit growing!

Lynne said...

That was a really fun series of photos. I almost feel like I was there to see her growing so fast. I can't believe she is already 7 months old. she is so amazing. Thanks for keeping us up to date on all that she does through your blogs.
luv you guys.

Ashley said...

Can we clone her? Seriously she is ADORABLE! And she's extremely clean and she apparently changes her clothes after every nap. lol ;) So cute, Marce.

Barbes said...

This is one of the most beautiful posts I've seen.

carrie said...

You guys have the cutest family! I'm glad you found our blog.

Candace said...

First can I say how great your photography skills are quickly becoming. Your pics are impressive! Do you love playing with your cam?

Two, I swear I just saw little Ellie and she is NOT that big and grown up. What happened?

Three, she's adorable and makes me want one of my own.

Jeff and Whitney said...

She is so adorable! I cant believe how big she is! Before you know it, it will be time for another one ;-) Im totaly kidding. But what a sweetie. Just beautiful.

Beachbummin said...

She is so cute! I bet you get compliments on her everywhere you go.

Our Family said...

She couldn't be any cuter! I think the last time I saw you Carter was seven months (now 4 1/2). Drop me a line and let's get together.

Blush said...

oh shes to die for the mutli tasking shot! so when shall we play lovely...