Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The New "Old"

While Eleanor was eating her "bekfest" this morning we had the following conversation:

Eleanor: Mommy, you're old!

Me: I am?

Eleanor:  I'm old too.  I'm two and half! (proudly displaying two fingers)

Its so interesting to see how they define words.  Also, I wouldn't call myself "old", but apparently I have been that way for about 28 years. :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Building Castles

Eleanor got some blocks for Christmas and she has really gotten good at building towers.  (This was one of Mommy, Uncle Zach, and Uncle Sam favorite things to do!)  She likes to build them in her playhouse and is fantastic at picking them up when she's finished.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Baby Doll Sliding

A wise (and biased) dad just told me, "Eleanor is being really cute these days."  As a biased mother, I agree!  It is so much fun to watch her play and listen to her self-talk.  Her conversations with Baby Doll and Elmo often resemble conversations she has with us and other people.  She takes everything in and has a fantastic memory. 
Anyway, here she is playing with Baby Doll in playhouse.

Friday, January 7, 2011


Here are some pictures of the playhouse that Andrew built with the materials from Santa.  Eleanor helped too!
Climbing the stairs

At the top

Let's relax!

View going up; Baby Doll sleeps under the stairs 

The stairs.  Andrew made them from wood he milled out of our yard after the Ice Storm

Baby Doll and back wall

View from the front

Thursday, January 6, 2011

8 Months

Eleanor and Marshall at 8 months.  Not identical, but definitely related.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Success!  I got a good picture of both Eleanor and Marshall together today.  Does anybody have any tips for getting them to take a good picture together?
Marshall thought he was big stuff getting to sit in a real chair!