Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Na Nelle!

Lydia: "Elijah, do you know who I love?"
Elijah: "Hiney." (translation: Haven)
Lydia: "Mmm. Hmm. Who else do I love?"
Elijah: "Lijah!"
Lydia: "Yep! Who else do I love?"
Elijah: "Daddddeeeee!"
Lydia: "Elijah, who do you love?"
Elijah: "Dadddeeee!"
Lydia: "Who else do you love?"
Elijah: "Na Nelle!"

Here are some pictures or our recent visit with Jenelle. She is, as evidenced by Elijah's above confession, a rock star!

The above conversation took place this morning, eight days after our visit.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The First One Bites the Dust

This cup (10 oz, by Munchkin) has proven to be one of our very favorite cups over the last year or so. Criteria for being in the favorite category include:
- Difficult to spill. About two months ago Elijah discovered he could hold the cup upside, bang the straw against his leg, and cause the cup to leak. We went a long time before this discovery was made (almost a year?) and, fortunately, this technique is easy to see and stop as it involves much flailing of the arms and shrieks of delight.
- Able to be used. Some cups were too difficult for Elijah to drink from when we started using a cup. After trying them ourselves, we found some cups required extraordinary sucking strength.

The perfect cup won't spill but also won't require superpower sucking abilities. This cup was it.
Sadly, all the banging-against-the-leg has created a crack in the straw. This is our first cup to toss after being broken by Elijah. I'm sure it is only the first of many to be ruined.

While I'm at it, this Gerber 7 oz cup is our other favorite. Two handles make for easy gripping and some kind of inside valve prevents leaks.
Soon my big boy won't require baby cups...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Guess who rolled over?

This darling little girl rolled over from her stomach to her back at 5 weeks and 1 day. We'll see how long it takes her to repeat her performance.She's having a really productive week - she gave Momma her first real smile on Sunday!
...and she now weighs, as of today....10 lbs, 13 oz!