Monday, January 22, 2018

Eliza is 1!

I can't believe my baby is 1! Oh how we love our Lizey baby. 

Eliza loves edamame, any berries, yogurt, cheese, noodles, fruit snacks, and any candy. I mean she really really likes candy. I think it's because her birthday is the day before Halloween. 

She loves babies, hats, saying bye bye, reading books, bath time, playing anything with Rhett and Ruby, Tilley, her daddy, and her mama. She is such a character and keeps us laughing whether she's shaking her head no to walk or get out of the bath tub, making faces on the phone, or teasing her brother or sister. 

Eliza loves to make messes. She loves coloring on the ground, table, or on her feet or hands. She loves pulling ALL of Ruby's jammies out of her drawer. She loves pulling out the Tupperware and lids or pots and pans. She can unload a dishwasher in no time. It's a good thing she can't walk yet!

I can already tell she is independent and stubborn. She does not want to walk with our hands. She wants to do it on her own! I've never seen a baby learn how to walk like her. She stands up by herself, then takes one step with one foot, then another with the same foot, then falls down. I think she has no incentive to learn to walk! She's such a quick crawler and every time she tries to walk, she gets swarmed by either Tilley, Ruby or Rhett.

As of 15 months, she is still not walking! But is starting to talk a lot! She says mama, dada, Ruby, baby, pizza, cheese, please, thank you, puppy, bye bye, uh oh, hi, book, ball, go, and probably lots of others I'm forgetting. 

We gave her a little pink Mini Cooper for her birthday and I think its the best birthday gift I've ever given to one of my kids. She LOVES riding in that thing. And Ruby and Rhett love pushing it so it's like I gave all of them a present!

We took Eliza to the toy store to pick out a baby doll and then to lunch with Mitch before he headed to work. We ran out of time and had to settle for Wendy's instead of the traditional Chick-Fil-A for the first bday lunch.

I don't think Eliza minded. 

After Mitch went to work and the girls had naps, we headed to Wheeler Farm. Eliza loved playing on the playground with Ruby and Rhett and loved seeing all the animals. We ended the day at Sweet Tooth Fairy and picked out a little cupcake for Eliza. It was the perfect way to spend her birthday. 

Eliza at her 1 year check up. 

Eliza's birthday party with the whole family! So fun to celebrate with so many people who love Eliza!

Our little pumpkin!

We had to do the Korean activity for the first birthday- put them in a circle surrounded by a bunch of different objects and see what they crawl to. Eliza chose medicine like her daddy! (Or at least a toy stethoscope.)

We love Eliza! We are so blessed to have her in our family. 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Ruby is 3!

September 30, 2016 Ruby Jane came into our lives. And she has been such a blessing ever since! She keeps us all laughing with her silliness and goofy personality. She is so loving and tells me multiple times a day, "I love you mom!" But I can't say I love you too or else she says no I love you! So I just have to say thank you Ruby! 

She is stubborn! She loves to do everything on her own. She loves baby dolls, especially "Old baby" puzzles, books, dance, gymnastics, and playing anything with Rhett and Eliza- (dino eggs, super hero kids, fantastic things, family). She loves getting her nails painted and princesses and all things girly. Her favorite princesses are Elsa, Anna, and Belle. She loves her mama and daddy but gets so offended if Mitch ever gets mad at her. "Don't tell me dad" with a look that could kill.

She loves fruit snacks, marshmallow cereal, candy-especially hi-chews and starbursts, (super healthy) pears, grapes- any fruit really, zucchini, noodles, and pizza. 

Ruby is such a joy to have in our family! We feel so lucky to have her. 

Birthday shopping and lunch with Grandma. Ruby felt so special. 

Grandma totally spoiled Ruby. She loves clothes and chose out lots of Little Critter books from the book store.

Elsa Birthday party prep…. that's a good dad right there. 

Ruby asked for new hats (to be like Rhett)

Cute Rhett was so sad he didn't have a present for Ruby so he asked Mitch to take him to the store so he could buy her a gift with his money- a barbie. I think it was her favorite gift of the day just because it was from him.

Birthday waffles and smoothies

New pink balance bike! And one of the last times seeing that binky. I may have cried like a baby after taking it away. Just another reminder she's not a baby anymore. 

Party Time! Ruby couldn't wait for her Elsa party and for all her cute friends and cousins to get there. 

 My cutest sister Natalie dressed up as a princess and gave all the girls princess lessons. They loved it.

 Her last gift came right at the last minute- a carriage for her dolls. She was so thrilled! Can't believe we have a 3 year old in the house. Love my Ruby Jane so much!