New developments...Ellie can climb now. This is her peering over the edge of her crib, looking mighty darned pleased with herself.
And me putting her on the ground so I could adjust her crib. It was a sweltering knuckle-banging task that reminded me I needed to vaccum and dust the nursery thoroughly. But baby girl is safe again and now has to cling to the bars of her crib ala Shawshank Redemption to cry "sanctuary!" when I put her down for her nap.
Eleanor and James at the pool...James with a vintage-inspired singlet bathing suit I made (obviously great craftmanship, erego its falling off his shoulders...baby's bodies are so diverse, seriously.)
Ellie and Lexy -- a long-lost aunt of hers that she loves, even though she only got to hang out with her for 24 hours. We have missed L&J so much since they moved to North Carolina but it was so great to see them at the crossroads of our respective vacations.
Our Fourth of July was spent up in Idaho. Eleanor was spoiled rotten by all of her family and was a hot commodity. Here she is with Grandpa Doug jumping on the trampoline (she loved it!)
Us at sunset BBQ.
With Uncle Caleb, both still in pajamas.
Watching Aunt Hannah ride in the Distinguished Young Women float -- go Banana (crutches and all -- she's such a trooper!)
Ellie and Grandma Suzie.
Ellie and Aunt Hannah.
And Aunt Madison. Note the overalls...she has about a dozen-pair.
In one of her Fourth of July outfits (how was I to know that she would receive more than one-- in addition to the one I made her? so it became a red, white and blue-themed week...nautical IS in style you know).
Ellie and Mom at the Griffitts' famous hillside slip-n-slide.
The grandpas and their girls.
The boys out on the logs during the fireworks.
Ellie and peonies photoshoot - Suzie had beautiful pink peonies in our room that reminded me of my bridal bouquet -- I had to snap a few pics with Ellie -- even though she tried valiantly to eat them.
Loved being on the dock and putting her toes in -- wasn't quite enamored with a full body dunk in the frog-ring. Let us know she preferred to sunbathe and bid her time until the lake warmed up a bit.
Canoeing with Grandma.
What a backside. (with more hair coming in -- exciting!!)
Cousin Mylee being so helpful in feeding Ellie. She adored her and gave her hugs and kisses at least 20 times a day.
Buddies in matching outfits!
And an open-mouth kiss. Well -- we didn't specify where she was supposed to kiss her...and Ellie pretty much tries to put everything in her mouth..so yeah...we'll work on it. Or she'll get really good at softball -- just kidding!!