Thursday, January 29, 2009

What We've Been Up To

Now that we have been home for awhile, and back in the swing of things, I wanted to get caught up on my blogging. We had our first "winter" storm of the year. Not much of a winter storm according to me, but the schools closed early Tuesday and then started late on Wednesday due to the "icy" conditions. What made it really weird was that for the past couple of weeks we were enjoying 70 degrees with sunshine... Anyway, I'm not much of a cold person so I hope our old weather comes back!

Here is a bit of what we have been up to lately:

We watched the inauguration of President Obama.
Elise and I stayed in our pajamas all day and watched the festivities.
No matter what your political views are, it's neat to watch history being made.

Elise got an early birthday present from auntie Tasha...
But, as you can see, she was more interested in eating the paper than unwrapping it.
Elise loves her new super soft blanket. Thanks auntie!

It is so cute when she lays on her blankets.
All we say is "oh, so soft" and she automatically lays down.
It doesn't get much cuter in my honest opinion!

Our poor little one has a cold. It is her first "real" cold/illness. She has a runny nose and this awful cough. It's sad when she coughs, it sounds like she has a lot of junk in there. Still not as bad as her asthmatic father when he gets going... Anyway, we took her to the doctor because I wanted to make sure there wasn't a problem with her lungs. No problem, the lungs are great, but her sinus' are draining to her throat --hence the reason for the cough. I don't like that she is sick, it makes me sad and a little scared as a new mom.

On a happy note Elise is 10 months old! She is not walking yet, but she does pull herself up and can stand when she is holding on to something. She likes to stand all by herself with her back to the couch. She thinks she is a big girl who can play with the big kids. I am fine if she doesn't start walking too soon.
She loves to play in our closet while I get ready in the mornings.
She is gonna love shoes just like her mama!

P.S. On a side note, she crawls everywhere and gets into anything that is near her. Therefore, living in an apartment without much room presents a few "exploration" problems. We bought a fence thing that we put in the living room and connect it to the couch. That is the fence you see in the background. I promise she is not a caged animal. Mostly she just loves to walk all around it while holding on. She actually sits and plays with her toys instead of always getting up on the computer desk or TV stand. It works great!


Liz T. said...

We used to block Caleb in with an assorment of chairs and gates. He still gets into stuff all the time. 70○ sounds fabulous. I am glad you are doing well and staying safe during those terrible storms.

Jocie said...

The pictures with Elise and the blanket are adorable!

Traci said...

she is getting so big! she will be walking before you know it. o love how they love their blankies, miss p still loves hers! baby g loves blankies too!
we get a lot of ice storms here and the schools shut down quite a bit! hence we never get out of school in the summer it seems.

Evonne said...

I can't believe how grown-up she is! One-year-old babies, can you hardly believe it's been that long already? She's a doll!

Mandy said...

It is so good to see what your up to. Elise is so cute! I love it when they start to walk. But it goes so fast. Can you believe it has almost been a whole year?

Alicia said...

Sounds like things are going great! That is so adorable the she snuggles her blankie on command. =)

And wow - it's her first really illness - that's amazing - she's one healthy girl!

Thanks for the update!