Sunday, February 22, 2009

Our Growing Baby Girl!

Elsie is almost 9 MONTHS! Wow! Where did the time go? Next Saturday Elsie turns nine months- it's so crazy to think that her first birthday is just around the corner!

Here are some new pictures of our little growin' girl. These are pictures that a girl currently in the Hawkeye photography program took. She is from Jesup and she asked me if Elsie could be a model for her for some of her school assignments. I, of course, said heck ya! Here are a few of the pictures she took! (Elsie just LOVED the feather boa! She did such a good job for the camera!)

If you are interested in some of her work, her website is:

Enjoy :-)

[Her tongue is ALWAYS out :-) ]

Yes she still has the mullet :-)

(my favorite!)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Jesus Loves Me!

Elsie has a new favorite toy! This is a little bear that a good friend of ours mother gave to us from her bear collection when Elsie was really little. It sings "Jesus Loves Me." I just randomly played it the other day and Elsie instantly had a huge smile on her face! We love to clap and sing along with the bear (now that she has just learned how to clap). I just love her reaction when I play this bear so I thought I'd share a few little video clips with you!

[ This is the one where she is sort of "singing" along, too :-) ]

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A quick note!

I realized it's been a while since I've updated this thing! Here's just a few things to catch ya up:

Miss Elsie is still growin at the speed of light! Her crawling pace has really picked up a lot lately! That could be due to our new favorite game of mom "chasing" her down the hall way now (crawling of course). Shes starting to really say more and more sounds. She has even started clapping! Ok so I admit I get excited about every little thing she does :-) It's just amazing how babies develop such a little personality of their own! I should mention that she took three steps on her own the other day as well! Lyle kept standing her up (because she can stand on her own) and she took three full steps- then fell of course. She may be walkin before we know it!

Lyle and I are doing well. Lyle is still working a lot outside of course. We have many sets of baby pigs and more lambs! I got to help him a few nights during the past few weeks and just love seeing the baby farm animals!

I have been getting through school as best as I can...and let me tell you it's not easy! I haven't had the best of luck enjoying my classes this semester. I'm taking classes that I really, REALLY am not motivated to take, and some of them requiring a lot of the knit-picky kind of work. I am already looking forward to summer! Then again, this summer I have to take a remedial reading course which according to my advisor today is one of the most labor intensive 8 week courses! I just wish there was something I could do to NOT take that class :-) haha. What a summer it will be.

Anyways, theres a little bit of how we've been doing lately! Elsie just had some pictures taken last night by a girl from Jesup who is studying to be a photographer. I will put some up as soon as i get them! Elsie did such a wonderful job- i can't wait to see them!