Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloweens Past and Present

Halloweens 2007, 2008, 2009. It's fun to see how Eloise has grown!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Single Digs

Today we hit single digs to our due date!! 9 and counting. She's welcome at any time though.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fall Fun

The leaves are falling and the air is crisp. We are getting out as much as we can while it's still nice outside. One of Eloise's favorite afternoon activities is to play with Oliver, no, really, play with Oliver's toys. She's perfected the art of luring Oliver out of the house, baiting him to bring his toys out, then whining loud enough that he gives her what she wants. Once she's happy (usually cruising down the hill on his plasma mobile), he returns inside to finish watching his television program. We finish riding and return the toy to Oliver. This happens multiple times a week.

Let Halloween week begin! Eloise has lots of opportunities to wear her cute Ladybug Princess outfit (and lots of opportunities to eat candy). Here we are at the neighborhood party.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

After being turned down for seconds...

There was a saucer full of melted ice cream left under the home made ice cream bowl. I rounded the corner and caught Eloise on the table on all fours lapping up the leftovers. She impressed our friends that were over for dinner. And she made her daddy proud.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Can't think of a title

There's not enough brain juice left to think of a title. Finished our Mark study in my mothers' Bible study today and overall, it was wonderful. After teaching, I'm always left with exhaustion. It really takes a lot of extroverted energy. Hopefully the pumpkin pie I just consumed (without a fork) will perk me back up.

Eloise is sick. She as the croup. Had anyone else heard of the croup before 2 years ago? That's when I first learned of it and its funky symptoms. (She sounds like a barking seal or dog when she coughs.) I swear the croup does not exist in Texas. Am I wrong?

We had a great trip to Lexington this past weekend. Unfortunately my hands were too full to take any noteworthy photos. I'm hoping to get some passed along to me and I'll post some then. Some highlights: a LONG drive from Dulles to Lex with Jen and Maury, sitting in Diggers just as we did 5 years ago 2 nights in a row, that means, being anti-social and not going to the Palms, Aunt Sarah's Saturday morning, coffee ice cream punch at the Srat house, eating in the dark on the front lawn Saturday night (NOT). It was wonderful to be with my clan again! Thank you Alex for taking one for the team--Eloise duty all weekend.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Aunt Lemma and Uncle Bob

Or, should we say "Grandma and Bob" came to DC. Eloise LOVED meeting her "Grandma and Bob" as she affectionately calls them. They showered her with the sweetest gifts and treated us all to a yummy dinner. It was so fun to visit with them even if it was for only a few hours.

Daddy-Daughter Hiking Trip

Last weekend, while I was away for our Mothers' Retreat, Alex and our friend Greg took the girls on a hike to Cunningham State Park. They had a wonderful time, and I was proud of our men's adventurous natures. The 3rd photo is of Eloise, Madeleine, and Claire sleeping on the rock. Eloise loves playing with her sweet friends--and their Mommy is pregnant with another girl too!