Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Birthday Party-Other Thoughts

A couple random follow-up thoughts about my birthday party:
These are several of my friends. They helped me open my presents. I'm so glad they were all here!
I loved playing with my new toys, and am figuring them out now that I've had them for a few days! Hooray!
I want a little sister.
I love balloons!!!

Birthday Party!!!

Hi, guys! This is Elijah, and I just turned one year old! I had a super fun birthday party, with lots of friends and family celebrating with me! Mommy and Daddy worked hard beforehand to make it great, and I think everyone had a great time!

My party was monkey-themed, so Mommy made me a cool new t-shirt to wear that had a monkey face on the front, and my name and a number one on the back.
I gave little presents to everyone who came to my party. The kids got a little inflatable ball with monkeys on it, and the grown-ups got banana chocolate chip muffins.
Daddy painted the COOLEST monkey you've ever seen, and we used it to play "pin-the-tail-on-the-monkey." I think Josiah won, but I was close! :) Now the monkey is hanging in my room because I love to point at it and try to make monkey noises.
Here I am sticking a tail on the monkey.Another activity some of the kids did was make monkey masks. I'm not really old enough for this, but other kids are.
Daddy grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, and got some of the hair on one hand singed off. I'm glad he's okay.
My favorite part was the cupcakes. I finally got to eat a cupcake!!! Mommy made them look like monkeys, more or less. Here I am telling those cupcakes to get in my belly!

I LOVED the frosting!

People brought me lots of presents, which I also really loved! It was a super fun party, and then we were all tired. I'm the only one who got to take a nap, but that made Mommy and Daddy happy, too!

Happy birthday to me!

Friday, May 27, 2011


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This video is a couple weeks old, I think. We played outside with bubbles while we waited for Daddy to get home from work. It was hilarious!!

Elijah's First Stand

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For the first time, ladies and gentlemen, Elijah pulled himself to standing! Miraculously, I caught it on film!!! He had been doing other things I thought were funny, so I pulled out the video camera. Of course, he then stopped doing the other tricks, but proceeded to pull himself to standing! Perfect timing, little guy!
You may hear me freak out a little when he does it. My mama heart has a little bit of a hard time not comparing EZ's physical milestones to other babies', and I'm really trying to just embrace where he is, so this was an awesome treat! :)
And I read a book where a baby died by pulling himself out of his crib and landing on his head, so that's why the first thing I said was that we had to lower the mattress. Now it's done, and he's safe again. :)

Monday, May 23, 2011


Elijah is loving his chocolate chip pancakes. He also had his first sandwich this weekend, a piece of bread folded over with jelly all over it. He loved it! He's eating more and more real food, and feeding himself a lot, too. We're still giving him pureed baby food, but I feel like those days are numbered!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sweet Smiles!

Our little guy is a Wise all over. He wants to be the undisputed ruler of Catan. :)

These are just precious pictures of what he did while I tried on clothes and went through my closet the other day.

If you don't know what he's playing with, you don't need to know. Too funny! :)

Saturday, May 21, 2011


We made some memories last week! Elijah has loved the swings at the playground for a long time, and he's recently started enjoying the slide, too, but we hadn't tried the tunnel part of the playground yet. We went on a whole family walk and took the play area by storm, and captured some precious shots on film! :)

The First Five Years

James and I celebrated 5 years of marriage yesterday! Unbelievable! I am SO THRILLED to be married to my very best friend-I really do believe I've got the BEST husband in the universe and I am so thankful for every moment spent with him!

I felt so pampered! We had a great date last night! No kidding-we rode in a LIMO!!!

We ate at the nicest restaurant I've ever been to and ate the best steak I've ever had! I am absolutely positive we had the best seat in the house-this awesome cushiony bench booth, a live piano performance on the other side of the room, fabulous company, just the two of us...ahh, bliss!
Our waiter brought us this little treat when we finished our meal! Then the limo took us to Ben & Jerry's-livin' it up! We walked around outside by this huge fountain, and talked, and it was so fun!
Earlier in the day we watched the video of our wedding, and it was so fun to remember this day five years ago. We are so thankful for where God has brought us and what He's done in us to this point, and are so thrilled to be living this adventure together!

Sunday, May 15, 2011