Saturday, October 27, 2012

9 Months

 20lbs 9oz and 29 1/2 inches long.  Since she's started crawling, she's lost almost a pound.  I'm tellin' ya, the girl is on the move.  She's crawling, pulling up, walking with support, crawling up stairs, and constantly trying and learning to do more.  It's a fun stage.  She is more understanding of "no" and is quite sensitive if you get on to her.  I'm hoping that sensitivity develops into a tender and compassionate heart.

She learned to stand up in her crib

Playing with our next door neighbor.  They're 20 days apart

Playing with the little boy I babysit, she tries to keep up

With some Memphis friends

She really does not like getting dressed or getting her diaper changed.  We're working on that.  We've started a bedtime routine that has helped her go to sleep more peacefully.  We read a couple of books with her and then Dane prays while she starts nursing.  She is usually asleep or really drowsy by the time she's done nursing and a rock her for a couple of minutes and then put her down to sleep.  She almost always sleeps through the night.

She's growing fast and we're growing with her. 

The red chair pictures.  She really doesn't want to sit still for them anymore. 


Elise's First Camping Trip

 We went camping for the first time with Elise earlier this month.  We went with friends who love Elise, so I think that probably made the adventure a bit easier.  Lots of hands to hold her so she didn't eat too many leaves and rocks.  We will hopefully have many more camping trips in the years to come.

Elise with her camo bag!

Elise trying to escape the tent...or trying to get to the leaves

Elise was up bright and early playing with Daddy

Elise borrowing a headlamp

Enjoying breakfast together with the camping crew

Everyone trying out the Elise face

Naked on our hike...she got hot on Daddy's back

Friday, October 5, 2012


...and Uncle Adam

...and talking...probably something like duh, huh, huh

...and Uncle Joseph

...and Great Mammaw

...and Aunt Miri

...and Mommy

...and her first tooth

...and Skippy.  She loves dogs.

...amazed/bewildered at discovering this world

...sleepy with Aunt Miri

...playing the piano with Aunt Miri