Thursday, January 31, 2008

Random Pictures

Our church has a lemon tree and an orange tree. Eleanor was enjoying these lemons immensely. Note that the one on the left is a normal sized lemon, while the one on the right is mega-lemon.

Eleanor and I went to the spider exhibit at the zoo. She wasn't too impressed with the actual spiders, but she loved this.
Eleanor's imagination is going wild. This animal "family" happened when she realized that the rhino didn't have a mommy and decided the baby zebra would "share." Life is seldom boring.
This picture was taken a couple of months ago, but I really like it so I posted it.

Today Eleanor and I had a conversation about things she can do when she's older. Here's part of that list she compiled:
  • ride in the front seat of a car
  • eat nuts
  • get into the bathtub by herself
  • grow a beard like a "gribbily bear" (grizzly bear)

Other fun Eleanor tidbits:

  • She calls Wheat Thins "webins"
  • She had her first diaper-free night this week.
  • Her second diaper-free night only lasted until 1am when I changed her pj's and bedding.
  • Her hands commonly talk to each other.
  • Her favorite toys include Little People, her dolls, animals, and twisty ties.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Christmas in Arkansas

Since an anonomous poster asked for more pictures of Eleanor in Arkansas, I must post them. I have to admit that we didn't take as many pictures as we usually do. A lot of the trip we enjoyed without documenting.

Before we left, Eleanor tried on her Christmas stockings. Our tree was a real tree, planted in real dirt.

We spent a week at Matt's parents' house, where Eleanor enjoyed being the only child among six adults. She loved her uncles' attention. She also learned her first Christmas carol: "Hu-boff Reindeer" (Rudolf).

Eleanor and Mimaw

We then went and spent a week at my parents' house. Once again, Eleanor was the only child with six adults. Eleanor had a great time in a bed specially made for her, but she would rather be in "Meme's big bed."

On Christmas day, we packed up and went to Little Rock to my aunt's house. Matt was assigned photographic duties, so we have lots of documentation of that day. After all the presents were unwrapped, Eleanor played with bubble wrap. First she spread them all out. Then she ran back and forth the length of the bubbles, dancing, prancing and laughing.

She also enjoyed playing with the nutcrackers. There's Daddy Nutcracker, Mommy Nutcracker, and six babies.

On our way home, our flights were delayed thanks to a storm in Chicago (not that we were going anywhere near Chicago). In our spare time in the Dallas airport, Eleanor found this neat mosiac and entertained herself and many other passengers by running around the outside edge singing (i.e. shouting) "ring 'round rosie." She was exhausted, so I was happy to have her running in circles as opposed to screaming.

One of the many useful gifts I recieved, a headlamp:

Friday, January 04, 2008

Top Albums for 2007

Don't miss my picks for Top Ten Albums of 2007over at .

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


First it Snowed a Little  
Then it snowed a lot. Arkansas was lovely this Christmas. More photos to come.
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