Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New trick

Check out Eli's new trick!

Little man is sitting up all by himself. Well, he's sitting up for about 10 or so seconds, before this happens: 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

sisterly love

Leah loves holding Elias. She asks to hold him all the time. The only problem is that she is not the gentlest of sisters. Here is a narrative of our holding Eli experience.... all in Leah's words. 

"I hold Eli on my lap!!!"

"I drop Eli!"

"Hahahahahahah!!!!!!   that's too funny!!!"

"I hold Eli again. It's okay buddy, it's okay."

Saturday, December 25, 2010

christmas day

Christmas day started off pretty rough for me. After all, I had to work, and it was an awful night. I spent the first 3 hours of my shift holding manual pressure on a patient's bleeding perm-a-cath, which never did stop bleeding. It was not the preferred way to spend my Christmas Eve and the wee hours hours of the morning. But I got through it, and I slept from about 6:00 am to 9:00 am, and then we opened up presents. 

Leah found "dorge monkey" and Abby peaking out through her stocking. I know... her hair rocks. 

After she opened her stocking saw all of her candy, the only thing she wanted was more flintstone vitamin gummies. 

Eventually she got over the gummies and began to open her big presents. It was one of those thomas the tank railway set, except that it was not thomas, it was the melissa and Doug collection. Still good, though. 

I got a new camera, with which I have been taking all these pictures (I don't think that sounds right, but whatever). Leah posed happily at first.... 

and then apparently got tired of all the pictures. 

After that we packed up (this little guy helped a lot) and headed to Columbus to see Tony's parents.  

Where we opened more presents. 

They bought Leah a wagon, and it was a big it for both of them. 

Leah pulled her little buddy in the wagon, and he seemed to enjoy it. 

I got one picture of me looking at least halfway decent. 

and I don't know how or when this picture was taken. 

Leah and Eli got to hug, 

and I have no idea what was going on here.... 

And finally the day ended much like it began.

 Merry Christmas!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

super high

Our neighbors put up an awesome swing set in our side yard a couple of months ago, and it's been great. Leah loves to play on it and she has become really good at swinging on a "big girl swing".

Whenever she swings she yells "SUPER HIGH" the whole time.

She literally swings as high as she possibly can. It's kind of scary, but so far she has been fine.

She did not, however, want me to take pictures of her..... which I did anyways.

She got over it pretty quickly, though.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I truly hope that these two cuties

will be great friends growing up.

So far they seem to get along pretty well. 

Leah is pretty gentle with him, and love to hold him..... 

but sometimes she just abruptly says: "move Eli", and kinda lets him drop, and he face plants on the floor.... 

Or I'll look up and she is "helping Eli", like this: 

This gives new meaning to the phrase "love em to death."