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moved.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

i’ve enjoyed my time here on wordpress.com and have now moved to my own domain here. i still have a blog.

three months

Sunday, June 13, 2010

three months

three months

elisha is three months old today. he babbles and coos. he smiles. he drools. he rolls over (sometimes). he grabs things (mostly my hair, but sometimes stuffed animals). he loves to eat. he’s already set his own bedtime, though because everyone insists on asking, i’ll say it now—no, he’s not sleeping through the night. it’s okay. really.

three months

three months

three months

as i type this, he’s sitting in his bouncy seat with 3 out of 5 fingers in his mouth, cooing at the photos on the wall or at the fan. i’m not sure. one of the two. it’s hard to tell.

three months

our next door neighbor just had a baby boy recently. he was 8 pounds, 9 ounces … and yet when i look at him, he looks so small. i can’t believe elisha has grown so big. i can hardly remember him being tiny any more.

the chunk of my heart he’s got in his hand gets bigger every day, too.

three months

three months

three months

on babywearing

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

baby love
just like i never thought i’d end up with a baby sleeping in our bed more than occasionally, i don’t think the idea of babywearing ever really occurred to me as anything other than convenient until i carried Elisha around. i mean, those bucket car seats you see everyone lugging their kids around in (we do it, too, so i know they’re heavy) can really wear you out. a stroller is definitely nice, too.

however, there’s something different about wandering around with Elisha tucked into my Peanut Shell sling or wrapped up in the Moby.

it’s a fun kind of closeness i’ve come to enjoy. Elisha loves to be outside and looking around. he also doesn’t have a problem falling asleep in the wrap. i hope that he doesn’t outgrow his own entertainment. eventually, i’ll have to look into larger carriers (like a mei tai or something similar), but i don’t want to think about him growing yet … he’s already growing too fast.

tiny, tiny mantis

Sunday, May 30, 2010

tiny tiny mantis

tiny tiny mantis

this little guy was on our car as we were leaving church this morning. sooooooo tiny! i’m glad we didn’t mistake him for some yucky other kind of bug and squish him. he even was grateful enough to pose for a few adorable action shots.

maymont park

Saturday, May 29, 2010

greedy goat

greedy goats

feeding the goats

maymont park's japanese garden

maymont park's japanese garden

we took a short road trip to richmond to visit justin’s brother and his kids for the long weekend. they took us to visit the petting zoo and japanese gardens at maymont park. i love goats. i think they’re adorable, even if they were just greedy for food.

sometime in june we hope to take another long weekend and go back to ohio to see my family so they can meet the baby, but for now it’s still easier to take shorter trips. elisha’s not really much of a fan of his carseat unless he’s asleep or distracted by someone sitting next to him.