Friday, January 29, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
but I love how he handled it with class.
On his last show he made this statement.
All I ask is one thing and I am asking this particularly of young people that watch. Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism for the record, it's my least favorite quality. It doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard,
and you're kind, I'm telling you,
amazing things will happen.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Eleanor makes us laugh constantly. It seems like each day she learns some new trick that cracks us up. She tries to copy almost every thing we do, and it always comes across so funny. Here is this mini version of"us" mimicking our actions. It often seems like she's mocking us.
-"Yawning." If you yawn, she responds by opening her mouth really wide and exhaling "Haaaaaah". Like you would to fog up a window in the car. I never noticed how much I yawned before until she started doing this each time I did. (In my defense, I am tired because SHE wakes up four times a night lately and wont go back to sleep without my help. So. Tired. Always. Trying to fix this.)
-She's learned to click and clock her tongue, and will stop in the middle of eating or jabbering to show you.
-She can blow kisses which is ADORABLE. (Sorry for the caps, but it really is.)
-She can do a fish sound too: "Bop, bop, bop."
-If you leave your feet out, she will tickle them with a high pitch "tcklklklklglgl" sound. It's from playing This Little Piggy. She will usually end it by biting your big toe.
-She also does this funny scrunch face whilst breathing quickly through her nose. Don't know where she learned it, or what she is copying, but we now do it back and forth with each other all day.
Here are the obligatory messy baby shots.
Crazed, messy baby shots it seems.
Getting her hair crusty, that's for sure.
What time is it? Bath thirty!
We were both on the couch about two feet from Eleanor.
Clayton comments that she is being awfully quiet.
We couldn't quite see her as we were reclining on the couch and
she was sitting on the floor right in front of our knees.
I lean forward to look and...
and about 17 in her fist.
All right, such adorableness will atone for any mess.
Both of these looked the same to begin with.
Her "after" version would be on the bottom.
P.S. The bottles unfortunately look a lot like beer bottles. The lady at the store even asked for my ID (Yikes! The very appearance of evil, yada, yada, yada. But also- so flattered to be ID'd!) before she realized they were just root beer. Not sure if it's worth buying them.
chocolate sauce and all eight types of soda.
P.S. We are SO using all of those wipes. We just shoved them right back into the container, carpet germs be darned.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Hey all you blog friends! If you are reading my blog, I want to read yours also! I honestly read every blog in those lists over there to the right. So if you have a private blog, I would love an invitation. You can send it to me at mariannemarguerite at yahoo dot com.
I also read (stalk) a lot of blogs from our friends in common, but wont add you to my RSS feed unless we've talked about blogs or you've commented on my blog. That's so you know I know that you know... I try not to be too creepy about it all. So leave a comment here if it's ok for me to add you to my list. Thanks!
P.S. Thanks to Lexie for doing this on her blog and giving me the idea.
P.S. I am a bit of a night owl, so I read a lot of blogs. Please write more.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Eleanor bathing in Utah.
We have a little, water-loving baby. Eleanor would love to spend her whole day in the bath if we would only let her. She gets so excited when I start running the water that sometimes she wont let us get her clothes off before she is diving off my lap. We really have to watch her carefully. She has no fear. She also will not subject to tub seats or other safety devices, no. She likes to walk around and reach for anything and everything. Babies are slippery.
Apparently the water tastes good.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Let's start off with a shot of Clayton's study beard. He let it grow out during finals. I liked the indie-rocker look for a while, but...
Hooray for razors!
favorite thing. Cupboards.
but could Megan be more adorable?
Here she is with my dad (her son) and Eleanor.
Allie decided on a late night snack a few days before new years. She wasn't very inconspicuous, so I snapped a quick shot of her. Her pigtails are so cute!
Thanks to everyone for all of the Holiday fun!
Saturday, January 09, 2010
So, on to the pictures!
P.S. Our Oprah taping is showing on TUESDAY! Set your VCRs! Oh, no one uses vcrs anymore? Fine, set whatever you want. I however need to go buy a vhs tape. Not even kidding. Do they still sell those?