Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What is 'walking' exactly?

3 steps? 4? Does the walking sequence have to end with a solid landing? Or is a crash acceptable at the end of a series of steps? We aren't sure exactly how to define walking, but Elijah is working on it really hard right now. Check out the evidence:

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring Break 2010!

Wahoo! Spring break! I am on spring break and that means the whole family is home together all week long! Gardening, walks, cooking dinner, and intensive walking-training sessions with Elijah. He is SOOO close....when he isn't paying attention, he can take about 4 steps on his own. But when he overthinks it, he goes all wobbly. We've got a bet going on: I say he'll be walking by April 1st and Mike says April 7th. Now we can spend the whole week arguing about what technically constitutes "walking".

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring Fling

Spring is just about here. Let the barking begin. This little dude is almost one year old. Can you believe it?!


Monday, March 8, 2010

"No she din't!"

Elijah has been gabbing a lot lately! Words come and go, but the following are in the rotation:
Jake ("Jate")

I like that these are the most important things right now. He may like shoes as much as his dad.

c'mon spring!

We made it through a cold fall and winter. Lije was neither here nor there on the subject of snow. Actually, I think he thought it sucked a little bit since it just meant that we would stuff him into heavy clothes and, worse, hats.

The leaves of fall and winter, however, now those he can get behind. They are satisfying to grab, crumple, swish, and eat.

But now, spring seems to be on it's way. And with it, in fact on the very first day of Spring, Elijah's first birthday!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

First snowstorm

Too bundled. Can't bend.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Lige and Fiona ushered in 2010 with a little play session in the morning. They were well rested after New Year's Eve: their parents were not.