Love and Food in the Big D

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Everleigh Isabella Kelley - 8 Months and Counting

Everleigh’s Monthly Photos:  This mommy's attempt to capture our Baby Bear's growth in relation to her “Letter E"... Continued. 

Last month Everleigh finally discovered her gold letter "E".  With that in mind, I kinda knew this mini "Mommy and Everleigh photo session" would be a bit of a challenge.  I'm actually quite lucky I got ANY of her sitting with it at all.  Not only was she more interested in chewing off the (probably toxic, non baby friendly) gold paint off her "E"... she has become this LUNGING, I-want-to-see-what's-over-the-side-of-the-chair, no-fear, 8 month old.  So imagine me, sitting on the floor in front of the hand on the camera... one hand waving to get her attention... and one leg out ready to break her fall if she threw herself forward.  Broke a sweat just getting four pictures of her looking at me like I was crazy.  I'll take it.  ;)  

No smiles this month but with a face like that and cheeks like those, no need for one.  She's by far, the most adorable 8 month old I've ever seen.  

Recent Milestones:  

CRAWLING - A week after she turned 7 months old and right after we came back from the valley.. she was OFF!  No turning back now... and because she's chasing Macie around the house, her and Macie are now warming up to each other..or should I say, Macie's FINALLY warming up to HER! ;)  

STANDING - Using the couch to help her along, she mastered standing in two days (right at 8 months), now picking herself up like a champ, every. single. time! 

MORE TEETH - Cut her SEVENTH tooth the day after she turned 8 months.  This girl is ready for a juicy STEAK!! 

SOLIDS - This girl has loved everything we've given her so far.  Since starting solids at 6 months, she's tried (and loved):  Carrots, Cauliflower, Sweet Potatoes, Corn, Squash, Green Beans, Broccoli, Chicken, Pears, Apples, Bananas & Peaches to name a few... Makes a chef daddy proud.  ;)  

To view her other monthly photo sessions... Click on the links below.  

Monday, May 13, 2013

Everleigh's 6th Month Photo Book

This may be a bit early to show.. (it's headed down south for Mother's Day as we speak and will be given to Chad's mom when she comes here in a few weeks so...ssshhhh DON'T tell Chad's mom or my mom to check our blog!!) but here's a little looksie at the 6 month photo book I created on Shutterfly for Everleigh.  :)

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Friday, May 03, 2013

Last day in the Valley with the Familia :)

After a whirlwind two days of being here, there and everywhere during our trip to the valley.. it was nice to have most of Sunday to just sit back with the family and relax.  My parents got to spend some quality time with Everleigh, my brother took Chad fishing (at the butt crack of dawn) and the kiddies got to spend time lovin' on their cousin.  :)  All in all.. a GREAT weekend that was over MUCH too quickly. 

Until next time... :)  

My mom with her granddaughters.. :)  

Funny how Andrew and Everleigh are ALMOST the same size! 
(And he's almost TWO!)

Grandpa and the Grand kiddies :)

Andrew trying to steal a smooch.. :)

Everleigh... ready for summer!!

So cute!

Christi with her clan and her god daughter / niece, Everleigh 

Mutual Adoration with these two.. 

Addie being VERY patient with her chompy cousin 

Hahahahaha... Lick, lick, lick.. Love this picture!

On our way home.. Everleigh was FASCINATED by everything outside the window.. 
Such a GREAT little traveler! 

So happy to see Chewy McChewerson when we got back to her car seat at the airport :)

Bath time fun before bed  

All of a sudden such a great little sitter!  :)  Hardly wobbly anymore...