Friday, June 28, 2013

10 Months!

Beautiful Elizabeth!
You are growing and changing so fast these days!  It seemed like only days passed after you learned to crawl and you were pulling up to  So fast!  You are getting into everything!  I have to tell Jacob all the time not to leave little things on the floor because they end up in your mouth!  Agh!  The other day we found you eating a clothes tag...who knows how long you had been eating it, but the whole thing was in your mouth.  There's no telling what you've picked up and eaten without us knowing.  (Did I just admit that...yes I did!)
As I was saying, you are pulling up on everything and so proud of yourself!  You are letting go with one hand and trying to figure out how to land without completely crashing to the floor every time.  :)  You have learned to wave and recently mastered clapping.  Every time we say. "Yay!" you put your hands together and start to clap.  It's so precious.  You play games with us too.  I give you a toy, you give it back to me and clap.  In the car, you toss your doll out of your seat and Jacob throws it back to you.  You both giggle, and it starts all over again.  It's fun to watch you play together.  Tonight you started chasing Jacob around the room and he noticed.  So he would run to another room, and you would crawl as fast as you could after him.  Many giggles were exchanged.  Too cute! You are also beginning to shake your head, "No" and fuss at Jacob if he is bothering you.  *which never happens (sarcasm, folks)*
You are mimicking sounds and motions a lot, and just this morning I shrugged my shoulders at you and you did it back.  We played that game for a while also...  :)  Your giggles are contagious, and we ALL love to make you laugh.   You provide so much joy around here!
You are eating so many new've had popcorn and loved it.  You've eaten a couple of French fries when we forgot to bring your food with us, mashed black beans, cut up green beans and fed yourself some mac-n-cheese.  You will eat ANYTHING sweet, like ice cream and cake and frosting... (mommy had a birthday last week)  Yummy!
You have recently earned two more on the bottom and one on the top.  Whew, that top one was rough.  But for the most part, you handle it well.  You love to entertain yourself with boxes of toys and crawling around, under, through, and in anything.  So Big!
You are just wonderful...and we love you more and more each day!



Thursday, June 20, 2013

Chappy Agga Camp 2013

Another year of Chappy Agga camp was successful!  Although I don't know the ins and outs of the 6 days Jacob spent at camp, I can share with you that Jacob had a great time. Uncle Biggie took Jacob down to Atlanta in an airplane, which was so awesome!  While in Atlanta they went to The Varsity, the GA aquarium, visited a train museum, played with Hudson, visited with Gi Gi and Aunts and Uncles, and listened to the grandfather clock!  Here's some pictures...

Maybe next year Jacob and Elizabeth will be able to attend together!?!?  What do you say Chappy and Agga?!?!  :)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Summer Bucket List

So...I can't take any credit for this idea. I actually saw it on another blog, and loved it!  So I decided we would do it too. We made a Summer Bucket List of all the things we would like to do this summer. We made the list back in the end of May and have already put some of our items in our "Summer Bucket" because we completed them!  Yay. 

When you read the list you will see that Jacob definitely had his say in what we would do. I'm not sure how we are going to "make a Buzz Lightyear" but we WILL do it!  Ha!

Here's some pictures of our list!

Here's to a fun-filled summer 2013!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Box of Toys

Give this girl a box of toys and she's good to go for hours!!! (That is...when she's not crawling around the house!)

Sweet Elizabeth!  She's so happy exploring her world around her!  

Monday, June 10, 2013

St. Louis!

Last weekend we took a little jaunt to St Louis. The reason we went there was to attend a CDH night at the Cardinals game.  Since we were up there for the game, we also decided to go to the St. Louis Zoo and eat at Mike Shannon's for late lunch before our evening game. Chappy and Agga came too, and we had a fun weekend together!  

Here we are in downtown with the Gateway Arch in the background. 

Jacob and Daddy were checking out the zoo map to figure out where we were going. Jacob was a great Zoo guide!

Jacob enjoyed all the primates, but got a painting done by "Juma!"

This is how Elizabeth spent most of her Zoo time...

Jacob with the hippos. What a great hippo exhibit!  I loved seeing them under the water!

Everyone on the train riding around the zoo. So fun!

Here we are at the Cardinals game with our turquoise ribbons for CDH. We met some neat families that had all been through CDH with their little ones. Miracles were all around us!

Elizabeth was dressed and ready to cheer on the Cardinals!  I promise, she was happy!  Ha!  She fell asleep quickly after this pic was taken!  :)

Such a great picture!

The night ended with fireworks at Busch Stadium. What a great end to a marvelous day!

I was so impressed with how well both Jacob and Elizabeth did that day. Elizabeth only napped off and on, and both kids were so flexible and easy going all day!  Awesome!  What fun memories!