Monday, May 24, 2010

Yellow sundress

A nice family picture at last! Well actually I think I look nice for once in a picture! No double-chin, check. Both eyes open, check. Yay! So even though Dada’s hair is ‘date-night’ hair and Eli is looking away, I think it’s great!

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Here is Eli’s new sundress! I bought the pattern off of Etsy from Make Me Pretty Designs. It was my first attempt so it definitely was not perfect but it sure turned out cute. The fabric has a puffy dot texture and I think Aunt Benna gave  it to me? Or Grandmother Jo…will the true giver please stand up?

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Anyway, I had been wanting a yellow dress for Eli for awhile and somehow in the magic of my craft room this adorable fabric crossed paths with this great pattern and voila! I have several others  just waiting to be turned into this dress and I can’t wait- but Abigail is turning 1 this Friday so it probably won’t happen this week. But I am busy at work indulging in sewing for my baby niece! We can’t wait to see E & A run around together now that they both can walk!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

10 Things I Betcha Didn’t Know About Eli

  1. She can now say ‘Po-po’ when she has…po-po-ed
  2. Her top 3 favorite books right now are, Puppy Love, First Words and Bedtime
  3. She is getting her haircut this weekend!
  4. She can now sign the following words: shoes, stars,  go, stop, sorry, hat, sleep, please, play, book
  5. She can now say the following words: go!, hat (pap), nite-nite (nah-nah), please (peez), play (pay), good girl! (guh-guh), book (buh)
  6. She curses when she doesn’t get her way!
  7. She likes to scold ants because they have hurt her.
  8. She beats up on Tata, then cries when we take her way, then she apologizes, then she hits Tata again, and so on!
  9. She tries to pray for her meals.
  10. She really likes her new gold sandals!

Tata’s Bathtime

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Asleep At the Meal

This is what happens when Eliana only gets one nap.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wedding Fun!

A staring contest with Pops

Yay! A family picture!

We are matching! Mami mission accomplished.

Eli and Dada

This is what Eliana did the entire wedding

Can't catch me Hattie!

Eliana had fun meeting the other tiny guests

Sadly, this is the best pic of me on the dance floor! I sure was glad to have earplugs on hand ;)

Here is Sleeping Baby in the elevator. She was OUT!

The morning after Eliana had clearly regained her strength. Here she is toddling into the elevator.

Glad she can't reach the buttons!

OMGoodness! If you want to eat the yummiest chicken salad and all around best sandwiches I've ever had, you must drive to downtown Brenham and eat at Must be Heaven. I want to live there just so I could eat a stuffed avocado for lunch everyday and then have Blue Bell ice cream for dessert! But then I'd weigh 400 pounds so I am glad I live in Austin...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Baby's First Little Black Dress

They don't call it a little black dress for nothing! This thing is tiny, measuring about 18inches long. And of course matching black ruffle bloomers! This was my first attempt at ruffling bloomers and I will just let you know that it is very meticulous work!


Here is a teaser of Eli wearing her new clothes. If you want to see her full outfit you will just have to wait till Monday after the wedding. That's right, we have another wedding!


Here is Eli delighting herself in her new water table thanks to her Abuela. Eli loves splashing around! Don't you just love that belly?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mother's Day

Dada's artsy picture of Eli and Kena


This is a cute pic of us outside of ZTejas last Sunday eating lunch at 3pm! Please ask Kena why we ate at 3pm...


Kena, I hereby give you permission to hurt me for posting this very funny picture of you- I couldn't resist! It's too funny!


After dunch we went to Cafe Yolly and I should have taken a picture of the dessert we ordered!! The affogato. Yum! It is yogurt 'drowned' in coffee and then topped with chocolate and caramel syrup. My new favorite dessert. Affogato anyone? Unfortunately Eli could not have any but she got free samples of the raspberry! Please visit Cafe Yolly located on Avery Ranch Boulevard, it is a brand-new business and I want it to last!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Coco & Eli

When I was little I used to admire little girls with this hair style...poor Eli!

Cora & Eli practice sharing snacks

In case you hadn't noticed, these pics were NOT taken with my camera. Melissa took them with her fancy schmancy DSLR camera. I just happen to be of the opinion that they should come standard with every toddler since it requires that kind of speed to capture said toddler's escapades.

Where'd the Cracker Lady go???

Till we meet again my Cute Coco Chum! If this picture doesn't melt your heart, go thaw it out then come back!!

Don't get jealous Cousin Abi, we've got some smooches for you too!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Material Mama

I am fully aware of the frivolosity of this post but it's my blog and I'll blog if I want to! Somewhere in Proverbs, God says, "A hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life." I do not believe God intended that verse to apply to things like gorgeous golden gladiator sandals, but since God is the only God I have I thank Him for these pretties, since He is the Giver of all good gifts!

Gladiator sandals became 'cool' like 2 or 3 years ago and that is about how long I have wanted a pair. Because Mother's Day is Sunday and JW can be so thoughtful I am now the proud trend-following owner of gladiator sandals. I will probably not take them off until it's bedtime. Aren't they gorgeous? Who needs a pedicure when your shoes are gold? Now to get Eli a matching pair...


Since you read my inane love for my new sandals, here is a gratuitous pic of Eli eating homemade cupcakes. The recipe comes from Critty's Kitchen, a local up and coming awesome baker and mommy extraordinaire!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

RebEliana

Rebeli and I, I mean Eli and I have had a rough week! Since I have been cracking down on the house rules around here, Lil Miss has decided to test whether I am really serious about those rules.

Does it require a truckload of imagination for you to picture this sweet face in a fit of rebellion? Well I no longer need to use my imagination after Eli's spells this week. It is now Wednesday and the things Eli did on Monday have lost most of their effect on me. I don't even think the bow on Eli's shirt is ironic! She is a gift! Even when she laughs hysterically at her own defiance of Mama's rules.


Eli is not allowed to pull her playmat apart even though it is much like a puzzle. We have owned this playmat for a couple of weeks now, but this week Eli thought it would be very funny to relapse on tearing it apart. But she went all out! Lil Miss Rebeliana will take the puzzle pieces apart, walk up to her safety gate and wave a puzzle piece in the air while laughing! I hope she is not influencing Tata negatively.


This week also included Eli's 15 month appointment and the turning around of her carseat! She loved her new view but the immunizations at the Dr.'s office really did her in this time.


We played all afternoon after the appointment but late in the afternoon Eli began to exhibit a limp in one leg!


These pics were taken before the drama. I was very freaked out because Eli wouldn't uncurl her leg and when I laid her down on my bed to look at her leg she stayed on her back! Eli does not ever (if awake) just lay on her back! After talking to a doctor and Aunt Benna (a RN) we decided it was just soreness from her immunizations. Thank God this morning she was right back to normal and even had a fun playdate with Cora. (Pics to come)