Saturday, July 14, 2012

New Pictures!

Crazy hair baby, before his hair cut.  (Yeah we forgot to take pictures of the after.  Oops.)

More crazy hair baby, watching the Wingnuts game a few weeks ago.  He was just chillin' kicking his feet.  Pretty darn cute if you ask us.

Drawing on dad's new tablet.  It's to the point where Eric can't really draw while Elliott is awake.  If he does, it's to a chorus of  "daw, daw, daw" ("draw) requests.  (Sorry for the fuzziness.  The camera on the phone doesn't take great pictures inside in artificial light.)

And last but not least, a plethora of playing in the sprinkler pics.

In the wilds of a back yard in Wichita you will find . . . sasquatch baby!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Elliott Show

This boy loves to play outside and this playground was a place of pure joy for him.  We've been taking full advantage of the mild winter.

The slides were by far his favorite.  Every time I look at this picture I can hear his giggles.

Mr. Man had his first professional haircut a few weeks ago.  Of course, it's always difficult to get photos of said haircut when the wearer tends to be constantly moving.  If you look closely at the craziness that is the back of his hair in the playground pictures, you'll see the difference in these pics.

Elliott's always trying to get into the stuff on Eric's desk, especially when there are cords and headphones and fun things within easy reach.  This time dad let him have a listen.

If you thought that picture was just about the cutest, get ready for the dancing.

He's finally starting to recognize himself in the mirror and in the pictures and videos we have up on the computer.  This particular day we were getting ready to leave the house and he discovered my hand mirror on the table.

Luckily, the camera was close at hand and I was able to catch this video.  If you listen closely, you can hear him saying "Hey! Hey!" to himself.  

And for a little more entertainment, here's the boy stomping around in his new shoes.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Morning entertainment

Watching a tractor dig up the backyard is better than Sesame Street any day of the week.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Playing and Walking

The boy has been doing a lot of playing and walking lately.  We're especially glad that he's walking pretty much full time and has figured out how to stay upright while wearing shoes; that skill took a while.  It's a lot easier to let him play in the backyard now.  Watching him attempt to crawl around back there wasn't that fun,  he didn't really enjoy it either.  Toddling around the yard is obviously where it's at.

Reaching for the camera.  Yeah, he's a scary monster who steals electronics (and dad's desk chair).

He's always picking up sticks, which Penny promptly steals.  He thinks it's funny.


 Sorry for the horrible picture, but this demonstrates well his favorite game when playing "outside".  Usually, he'll spend a few minutes out in the yard picking up rocks and sticks.  The rest of the time he's climbing up and down the steps and opening and closing the back door.  Two hands are required to keep him from tumbling off of said steps, thus no pictures of that fun activity.

Look at that happy face!  He's a happy chappy when he's outside.  You don't want to see the fit that takes place when it's time to come in for supper though.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Well worth the wait

I know, I know. It's been forever since we've posted to the blog. Believe me though, these two videos are well worth the wait.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Life lessons

The past few weeks have been a time of life lessons--some for us, some for Elliott.

Elliott's learned that the pool is a pretty cool place to hang out.

(Yes, that's a nekked boy, his first dip in the pool was impromptu.)

Check out the hair.  Because this boy's skin is so fair and brand new, we slather him with sunscreen every time we're out in the sun for a long time.  He does pretty well with it, except around the face.  This first time we even put some on the top of his head to keep his noggin' from getting burnt.

Dad has fun with crazy hair sometimes too.

Elliott has also learned that doors are very interesting.  He'll play with any open door he can reach.

We've learned that Mr. Man has decided that he's a big boy and doesn't need to be fed any longer.  He can feed himself thank-you-very-much.  And what introduction to finger foods would be complete without the infamous spaghetti picture?

The most fun we've had in the past week has been getting Elliott to clap (yeah, he's a clappin' guy) or raise his hand when we ask "Who's handsome" (many thanks to Grandma Vicki for that new skill).  We've also kept an eye out for more of his first tooth to poke its way on through those gums.  We keep trying to get a picture of that, a barely through tooth of a squirmy 10 month old isn't exactly the easiest subject to capture.

So, while these aren't the hard life lessons we're bound to encounter during his teen years, they make for a good start.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A little of this, a little of that

For Penny, the beginning of thunderstorm season has not been an enjoyable time.  Her refuge always seems to be under or around our legs, which many times results in her tripping us as we move from one room to the other.

The other night we were all (well, except Elliott) awoken by a storm in the middle of the night.  Of course, Penny heard the thunder first and was kind enough to wake us up to partake in the storm fun as well.  I spent the next half hour trying to pushing her off of me.  She always tries to get as close as she can to us and in the middle of the night, laying on top of me seemed like the best way to get close.

Elliott on the other hand has never woken during a thunderstorm (fingers crossed that he's like his dad and likes them, as opposed to Penny and I, as we are admittedly not fans.)  His days are filled with crawling and pulling up on any raised surface, so doesn't have time during the night to be bothered by storms.  That boy needs his sleep.

He got to stop by the office today to say hello to everyone.  I wasn't thinking and didn't get pictures, oh well, maybe I'll remember next time.

Still no teeth, but we're in no real rush to see those make their appearance.  We're trying to enjoy the teething free stage as long as we can.  He has been on solid foods for several months now, but we've recently started introducing some easy finger foods that he can feed himself.  We appreciate the extra time for Elliott to entertain/occupy himself, but I'm pretty sure Penny appreciates the floor scraps more.

Wow, this is a much longer post than normal.  So, to wrap up the rambling, enjoy a few little nuggets that I discovered on our hard drive taken from Eric's phone.  Oh, and just to keep you on pins and needles for our next post, we finally got to visit Tanganika Wildlife Park on Memorial Day and have some great pictures and videos from that trip we plan to post soon.