Monday, April 26, 2010

Elise- 17 months.

Crazy to think that Elise is now 17 months... and the word that comes to mind when I think of her is FUN! She is just a lot of fun to be around. Her little personality is in full force. She is sweet and cuddly, and at times loves to sit and snuggle and be held. She is also very active, running, playing, climbing, and sliding on her new toys outside and at the park. She plays very well with others and loves playdates with friends.

"Car!" We play outside with the neighbors, and Elise has heard all the moms yell "car" when one is coming. Now she points them out for us.

She loves talking on the phone. "Yea, yea, yea..." is what she says.

"Where's your bellybutton?"

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day from Elise, who helps the environment by wearing cloth diapers and using reusable bags ;) I also have a massive new "eco-friendly" rave- Rockin' Green laundry detergent!! It is made here in San Antonio, and is environmentally and sensitive skin friendly. It's also much more cost effective than the detergents most of us use. It almost has a "cult-like" following on the 'net... I never knew people could be so obsessed with laundry detergent. Anyway, I suggest giving it a try! Especially if you have fallen for the "chemical-laden" Dreft marketing in the newborn stage (not that there is anything wrong with that.. their marketing department has done a niiiice job convincing us that our babies will have 3 heads if we do not wash with Dreft) ... this is far far superior. I love the idea of supporting a little family business over a monster company like Procter and Gamble. :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

We had a wonderful Easter and I hope you did as well. Matt had to work, so Elise and I went over to GiGi and Tompa's for brunch and an early dinner. Elise loved her little gifts from the Easter Bunny, but what she really loved was the Easter Egg hunt! We had to have several... she loved gathering all the eggs and putting them in her basket. It was so fun :)

MiMi made Elise's Easter dress!!

Elise and Jaws. This is right after Jaws tried to gently take Elise's Easter Rabbit for a little "stroll". That explains the guilty look.

Elise and Bailey
Tompa and Elise

Finally, what a difference one year makes! Look at those chubby (healthy!) cheeks!
Elise, Easter 2009
Easter 2010