Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Have a Blessed Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!

Christmas blessings from our family to yours!

Eli is 8 1/2 months!

It’s been yet another block of time that has gone by… Jonathan came home for Thanksgiving and as with every year, we make the trip down south to Alabama to visit with NeNe and PeePaw as well as the rest of the family. This year, my cousin Elene and her husband Luca were visiting from Genoa, Italy so it was a merry crowd. They managed to attend a Predators game, shop, shop, shop and shop as well as visit with the in-laws and most importantly, meet the Prince! Unfortunately, Eli had been sick since November 7th from first, the cold and then an ear infection. I had the same symptoms simultaneously as well and it has been a long road to recovery. Nevertheless, he is well and cheeky to boot.

8 month update.

Weight – 18 lbs 5 oz
Length – 24 inches

Motor skills

He now works his keyboard/turn-wheel with such ease, it’s so cute to watch him work his wrists, he does it so deftly.
Zooms around the house in his walker
Walks around the house with someone holding him up
Rolls/pulls himself around the house to get to things he wants

Social skills

Can associate “Mummy”, “Ah Mah” (grandma), “Bama” (dog) and “Daddy” to the correct person/dog


Pong-pong (bathe)
Ka-ka (# 2)

Words he says;

Da-da (his first word)
Nen-nen (milk)
Ma-ma-ma-ma (grandmother)
Ta-ta (bye bye)

At 7 months, doing the "Tom Cruise"

At 7 1/2 months at Grandpa's for Thanksgiving. This is his cousin Shelbie. It was so funny to see the little guy so curious about her, touching, patting, kissing... I think this boy loves blondes!

Look at that cheeky grin!

It's been a cold winter for us and I came home one day to find a little green dinosaur zooming around in his walker so naturally, photos had to be captured of this delightful creature...

Mr. Dino at 8 months old

Attacking the black*berry

How can you not de-stress with this face????

Mmmmmm how do you not squeeze this little face!

Happy 2nd Anniversary!

Everyday and especially today, I celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday and the hopes of tomorrow.

Who would have thought when we stood at the altar 2 years ago today, that life would unfold the way it did. We're so blessed and I look forward to growing old with you.


I love you,

Your Wife