Thursday, June 26

Eliel: 9 months

 9 months in and 9 months out!






Eliel turned 9 months on Tuesday! The 9 month birthday feels significant since he has now been with us as long as he grew inside me.  He's wearing a hand me down soccer jersey this week for the World Cup.  :)

Eliel has been to a few splash pads in the past month and been swimming once.  He seems to really enjoy the water.  He is making even bigger messes than before (I didn't think this was possible) while eating with us at the table.  He is getting a kick out of our instrument basket, carrying around maracas and the egg shaker, and he also enjoys making everything into a drum.  His favorite item to hold on to as he scoots around the house is still Mavry's brush, though.  He is still going strong with his belly crawl, but he has shown us that he will lift up his belly and do a proper crawl if he is outside on the grass, on the hot front porch, or at a playground with a rough surface. 

Eliel at 8 months
Eliel at 7 months
Eliel at 6 months
Eliel at 5 months
Eliel at 4 months
Eliel at 3 months
Eliel at 2 months
Eliel at 5 weeks

Friday, June 13

Little Squishy Eliel and Mavry

Still slowly going through some videos from my archives.  This is a cute one taken one morning alone with the babies.  I think Eliel was only about two weeks old here and Mavry looks so much younger too!  I guess 8 months makes a lot of difference!


Wednesday, June 11

Eliel: 8 months

Eliel turned 8 months old a few weeks ago!






This cutie is cruising and doing some standing on his own if distracted by a toy in his hands.  He is smiley and loves laughing with Mavry.  His current favorite toys are the hairbrush he takes from the top of Mavry's dresser and the magnatiles he gets from the toy shelf.  He also likes to find the sippy cup near Mavry's bed and suck on it happily.  

Eliel at 7 months
Eliel at 6 months
Eliel at 5 months
Eliel at 4 months
Eliel at 3 months
Eliel at 2 months
Eliel at 5 weeks

Friday, May 2

Flashback to One Year Old Mavry



Going through some older pictures and videos.  It's crazy how much difference a year makes and also interesting to see so much of her personality is the same!a

Mavry's 2nd Birthday Party


In the process of catching up with posts I realized Mavry's 2nd birthday was still waiting to be posted.  She turned two years old on February 6th! We celebrated with a pancake brunch in our yard.  It turned out that Mavry was still recovering from being sick (thus the rather stoic look in her birthday cake picture), but she still enjoyed playing with all the kids who came to celebrate.  Instead of a cake this year, she got a stack of small pancakes with two candles, berry syrup, and whipped cream.  She loves pancakes and was intent on her stack even after we finished singing and gathered for some songs on the guitar.  






 Ummm we did finally take down the Christmas lights sometime after the party.


Thursday, May 1

Mavry Working with Droppers



Mavry at 2 years 2 months doing some art at her table with shaving cream, liquid watercolors, and droppers. 

Eliel: 7 Months

Eliel turned 7 months old last week!
His favorite things are scooting out the front door (he pushes the screen door open) to sun himself on the porch, watching the chickens, and pulling up to standing on whatever he can. 

He is now happily eating egg yolks, liver, avocados and bananas from our yard, stewed carrots, and some butter.  He loves all of it and gets most of it in his mouth from his tray. 



I sent Colin a picture of Eliel pulling up on this toy at the library.  Colin came home that very day with the exact same toy that he had found on Craigslist.  Mavry and Eliel have gotten a lot of good out of it but it is sometimes a source of discord when Eliel pulls up and Mavry tries to get him off of it. 


Eliel at 6 months
Eliel at 5 months
Eliel at 4 months
Eliel at 3 months
Eliel at 2 months
Eliel at 5 weeks