Sunday, December 27, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Last month, we revisited our friends Jessica and Nate over at Mod4. And let me just tell you -- these are THE BEST pictures they've produced yet! We are having such a hard time choosing which ones to order. Any votes or suggestions? Check out their work, their fabulousness speaks for itself! Just click to visit the gallery, the password is: elyse
Happy viewing! Can't wait to hear what you think :-)
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
The month of November was a crazy one for us. Graham broke Mommy's camera, and Mommy broke Mommy's laptop (both of which I'm happy to report have since been replaced, thus ushering me back into the blogosphere!). Then we got word that our offer on a shortsale house got accepted and we were moving in two weeks. And as if THAT wasn't enough to send our heads spiraling, we were hit with this news:
That's right, Baby #2 is due July 12, 2010. I've said it before and I'll say it again....
Chaos Is Our Normal!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Well, my baby is no longer a baby, he's officially a toddler! The little stinker went ahead and grew up, and turned one last week :-)
Unfortunately, I'm not able to blog on depth about it, or anything reallly, since I no longer have a camera. That, coupled with the demise of my laptop, making blogging near impossible (this update is coming from my cell phone!!!).
Thank you for reading our blog over the past 8 months, and please check back after Christmas, maybe Santa will help cure our unblogability!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I know it's early, and I know it's probably just the luck of good timing, but Graham's getting pretty good at this whole "pee-pee in the potty" thing. I've been sitting him on it in the mornings before changing into his school clothes, and at night, just before bath or PJ time. And usually (and by usually, I mean 90% of the time), he'll actually GO in the potty. We've even gotten lucky a few times during the day and he's actually done more than just pee-pee in the potty. But I didn't take pictures of that, because let's admit it, no one likes to look at their own turds, let alone someone else's, right?!?!?
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
While the Tigers were making a run for the playoffs (before they blew it), we took Graham to his very first ball game at Comerica Park. He LOVED it! Despite the cold weather, the layers upon layers of clothing we bundled him up in, and the lateness of the evening, he was an angel, completely enthralled with the action, the people, and the lights. Unfortunately, the Tigers lost, thus dashing out hopes of some October ball, but we still had a great time, and cannot wait to bring Graham along to a few more games next year.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Our villa - we were upgraded to a honeymoon suite!
Erik's favorite cigar bar, fashioned after Ernest Hemmingway's place
Mariachi band at one of our a la carte dinners
Posing in front of the swim-up bar, our favorite spot in the entire resort!
The hotel at night - tiki torches were everwhere
My new hubby, enjoying one of the many yummy wines we had!
Being goofy, showing off my new wedding ring!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
And visiting with his Aunt Jamie
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
If you look closely (or just double click on the pic to enlarge it), you can see G's bottom two front teeth:
As you can tell, he's been a wee bit crabby during this whole teething
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Exactly nine months ago, today:
It's amazing to believe that Graham has officially been "outside" as long as he was "inside." The nine months of my pregnancy seemed to last for-ev-er. There was so much to do: researching, registering for and assembling baby gear. Getting the nursery ready. Worrying, wondering, and anticipating. It was a jam-packed nine months that just couldn't go by fast enough, I was so eager to meet my little man.
Then, suddenly, wheter we were ready for him or not, he arrived in typical Elyse/Erik fashion - whining, just a little late, and with a splash of drama ;-) And it only took one look, and I knew - my life was forever changed, and the word "love" took on a whole new meaning. I was smitten.
And now. Now. I cannot imagine my life without this smiley, smart, loveable boy. In fact, I have a hard time even remembering what life was like before he was here. Whereas the nine months of my pregnancy dragged on, these last nine months have flown by. It's been a whirlwind of feeding, diapering, laughing and marveling at the perfect little person who's growing up too fast, right before our eyes.
Graham is motoring around the house now, crawling from room to room, completely fascinated by electrical cords, dog water dishes, and dog bones (ick). It's dumbfounding to realize that I no longer have to pick up my son when I leave the room. Now, he'll just follow along after me, motoring along on his hands and toes - no hands and knees for this boy, he crab-crawls on his hands and toes (I REALLY have to get a video uploaded on here for y'all to see). He's eating more and more solids, and gives himself his own water out of his sippy cups. Graham LOVES him some water - that's my boy, a camel, just like his momma!
We go to the pediatrician on Thursday to get some immunizations and have a height/weight check, and then it's off to Mod4 for his 9 month portraits. I'll be sure to update after that. In the meantime, I've got a little grinning NINE! MONTH! OLD! boy to enjoy: