Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Happy Half Birthday!

It has gone so quickly! too quickly!! And I can't believe that in another half year you will be 1! Lets not talk about it.
You are just too much these days lil sister!! It's been a big month! We finally let you try food! You can cut the oliver twist act out now. Although you don't seem to be a fan. I can't blame you and I am not surprised. Alex hated it too. I am always amazed at babies that love food from first taste! But we are not giving up and will keep trying. You have only had rice cereal and bananas, so it is on to bigger and better things (like pears and peas!).

You are a girl on the move! You are on the verge of crawling by doing some pretty good scooting. (and since I am writing this a little late- you actually crawled for me today!)

You are going after things you want! Including brothers cars...he is not so in to this as you can imagine. But you seem to be a good sport about getting them ripped out of your hands. You also love to jump in the doorway jumper and are quite good at it. Your brother could last all day jumping where as you like it for a little while and then let us know that you are all done and would like to move to the next activity please. I can't put you in your bouncer any more because you just want to roll over and get out.

You are doing all the things you should like sleeping less in the day and sleeping more at night, good girl. You are still a sweetheart in the car and a very good shopper. Thank heavens! You will still nap while we are on the go but transitions will wake you up (like in the car or out of the car). You really prefer to be in your bed. You are getting harder to rock to sleep (because you just want to look all around) so I am afraid that some sleep training is upon us. But I will keep rocking you as much as I can (I don't care what the books say) because I know how fast it goes and I just cherish it so much.
The other night as I was rocking you to sleep you kept reaching up for my face and slightly touching it. It made you laugh the sweetest laugh (with your pacifier in).
(these are some old ones from the month that I found that I never posted)

You are just a joy Eliana, and most of the time, all smiles! I melt at your giddy kicks and gummy drooly grin. Oh, and you have Daddy wrapped around your lil finger for sure.

And to be fair, this is from today. So 6 months and some change :) Sorry its so long. Too lazy to edit it. Just cut it off when you have had enough. haha


Kristen said...

that girl has the most beautiful eyes! and nooooooooooo, she can't be six months already! these babies are supposed to stay babies for much longer.
and what??!!! how is she already crawling! meg is very impressed.

Kristen said...

She is so precious!!! I am with you...I LOVE to rock Dawson to sleep! I am glad to know Kenzie is not the only one who rips toys out of her siblings hands constantly. That is so awesome that she is crawling already....I need to post one of Dawson crawling too.

rebekah l. louis said...

eliana is so beautiful! happy 6 months! and if you know any effective "get your kids to stop ripping toys out of each others' hands while screaming" parenting techniques, feel free to share. oh the fun begins. :)

Sarah and Eric said...

She is such a beautiful little girl Cassie! I enjoy reading all about her!

Jenny said...

congratulations eliana! that video was adorable, showing your cuteness, beautiful blue eyes and sweet determination! i am so proud of you! AND the best part of all, i get to see that crawling in person next weekend, whoo-hoo! us burkharts can't wait to see you!

Solomon Clan said...

Happy 6 months!! I truly can't believe it.

Kristen said...

happy half birthday Eliana! How can that be though???!!! You little ones grow up too fast! You are so so beautiful and I hope to see you and your crawling in person soon. Cassie, I need to know your photographing secrets. Your pics are always amazing, especially the lighting and clarity.

Rob and Leah said...

She is so precious. Happy 6 months! Love her sweet smile and beautiful blue eyes.

Holly said...

All I can say, is oh my goodness, she melts my heart!