Friday, November 18, 2011

{three months}

This happened on November 5th but better late than never, right??


So, at 3 months, Jonathan….

…has his hands in his mouth at all times.  He is constantly sucking and drooling.  He sucks on those little fingers so hard that I can here him from across our home!



…is eating a new formula.  His old formula just wasn’t settling well with him and he was still not eating well.  We LOVE his new formula, Gerber Good Start Protect.  It is wonderful.

…is doing a lot of “full- body smiles” – he pulls his feet up when he smiles and swings his arms around. 

…just laughed his first squeal of delight today (11/18) when he was playing with his dadda.  It was the most wonderful sound!

…loves his sleep.  He loves to be put down at night to go to sleep.  Boy does he let you have it if you try to cuddle him to sleep at night.  The boy loves his alone time. J

…enjoys a couple of toys!  He can pick them up and bring them to his mouth and suck to his hearts content.  We named this giraffe Gilly after this wonderful sketch on Saturday Night Live.



…is starting to sit in his Bumbo chair!  He always looks part happy, part concerned, and part proud when he is in it.




…wants to “stand” all of the time.  When we put him on his feet (with us holding him up of course), he smiles so, so proud.  What a big boy!!


…now smiles at me during Stroller Strides.  I must look really funny doing lunges and squats. 

…has found his feet.  He hasn’t started sucking on them yet but stares at them like they are the most glorious things around.  Aren’t they???

…is still a talker.  And I love it. 

We love you baby boy!! 





P.S. Matt, if I forgot anything, will you add it in the comments??  Thanks J

december daily

Ok, I'm doing it.  I am going to join the club and make a December Daily album.  Basically, it's a way to enjoy and document all of the celebration that leads up to Christmas.  Every day you take a picture (I'll do it on my iPhone and print it through Postal Pix - love) and then add it to your album with a little explanation. It can be a big holiday event or a small moment.  The key is to have much of the album done before December so you can just enjoy December.  Here I go.....  wish me luck.... :)





























As a side note, all of my December Daily pictures will be posted in Instagram so if you'd like to follow me there, my name is ellieabney.  

Thursday, November 3, 2011

birthday card

It was my friend Beth's birthday yesterday and I decided to make her a card.  We are both slightly obsessed with the chevron trend right now so when I saw this tutorial, I had to make the card. Immediately.





























My dear husband got me the typewriter I really wanted (eek!!) and I had to use it to write the card sentiment.  And to title the envelope. 





























I made this while the babes was sleeping soundly and I was drinking a big cup of coffee.  Crafting + coffee + happy baby = the perfect way to start the day.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

halloween in pictures

Happy (late) Halloween!  This is Matt's second favorite holiday so we always stay busy.  Here are some highlights.  Enjoy!


























Sleepy baby at the pumpkin patch.  I want to chew on his cheeks.  I think I will! :)

























with Dadda


























with Momma


























with friends


























Dumbledore and Harry ....  tee hee!


























Han Solo and Chewie.  Aren't they both the cutest?!


























The cutest Chewie in the world.  

And for a random side note, I'm trying to win a kit to do a December Daily album over at Elizabeth Kartchner's blog.  If I post here, I get to enter to win an extra time. :)  Keeping my fingers crossed!!