Thursday, October 27, 2011

STATs report

 I took Elizabeth for her 9 month well-baby visit today and she checked out great once again! I was a bit worried they would find that she had an ear infection, but no fluid there (: No problems noted, growing like a weed and right on track with her milestones = One happy momma!!

Weight- 21 lbs 13 oz (95%)
Height- 27.5 in (50%)
Head Circumference- 44.5 cm

Leaving our appointment!
Halloween is in just a few days... I can't wait to dress E up!

Monday, October 24, 2011



This past weekend Matt, Elizabeth and I traveled to New Orleans to visit Uncle Nathan and Ms. Alysson.
This was Elizabeth's first trip to the big city! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, ate a bit too much and loved spending the weekend outside with great company!!!

First trolley car ride!

French Market

..Elizabeth meets Billy the goat..

Having fun at the fall festival in the quarter(:

Loving Dixie!

finally caught a grin!

"Thank you for my book Ms. Alysson!"

Daddy and E enjoying the street entertainment

Tuckered out!

Yogurt at Pink Berry!

Daddy may have been a little too generous!

Stifler's moms house just down from Uncle Nathan!
Thanks to our weekend hosts for letting us stay and play!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

the GREAT balloon race

Matt, Elizabeth and I traveled to Natchez on Saturday for the balloon race. We decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and I'm so glad we did! We met Matt's mom and grandmother there as well...

!!notice her teeth finally coming in on top!!
4 on bottom

2 seconds and she found her snacks

We left before the race took place as there was a brief delay due to the change in wind direction. All in all, we enjoyed spending a gorgeous day outside with family!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

8 months: LOVING every minute

Her new grin! She loves to show off her incoming teeth!!

Photo shoots are becoming more and more difficult!

Her face when "da-da" enters the room . She LOVES him!!!
Elizabeth is changing so quickly and is such a wonderful baby! She is crawling, climbing, standing (for a few seconds independently) and constantly ON THE MOVE! As each month passes, life only gets better!! She changes, achieves new milestones and melts our hearts day in and day out!

Elizabeth LOVES
cell phones/remotes
our iPad/computer
her daddy (:
swinging outside
playing peek-a-boo on the back of the couch
being tickled!!
shopping carts
her alphabet train/musical table

Elizabeth DISLIKES
her car seat
teething (particularly the upper teeth)
diaper changes- the child will not stay still

Elizabeth is wearing size 3 diapers and size 9-24 month clothing depending on the brand/article of clothing. I just exchanged a 12 month Christmas top for a size 24 month, mostly because it would not fit over her belly (: She LOVES to eat... she consumes three meals daily (baby food) along with 3-4 6 oz bottles daily. She has finally reduced her formula intake this month, whhhew! She loves snacks and we are working on the sippy cup! She is still sleeping great at night and her naps are becoming more regular.
Matt and I kid all the time about how difficult our next child will be since she has been so easy!

*8 month milestones*
feed self a "snack"
cruise furniture and stand alone momentarily
understand "no" ( but doesn't always obey it)
attempts to wave bye-bye
says "da-da" --we think?

We have our 9 month well-baby visit in a few short weeks! I can't wait to see how much she has grown (:

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Farmer Matt and the Pumpkin Patch

...Ready to shop...

Not sure what to think about the hay?!

Spider Slide

Our Little Pumpkin (:

The Corn Maze

What gorgeous weather we had this weekend! We spent a vast majority of the weekend outside with Elizabeth and I'd like to think she enjoyed it almost as much as we did! On Saturday, we went to the Old Courthouse museum flea market downtown and had our BIG bunko scavenger hunt. Today, we ventured to Rolling Fork to Farmer Jim's Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. I have fond memories as a child of our trips to the pumpkin patch and wanted to start the tradition for our family!!!

Happy Fall Y'all!