Eliana has really improved in learning how to feed herself at mealtimes. Mostly neat and no longer throwing things on the floor, our little girl is growing up so fast. Then we had pot roast with mashed potatoes…
No, that’s not water nor styling gel in her hair. This lovely do comes from a whopping handful of mashed potatoes! In a blink, Eliana’s hand scooped up a fist full of spuds and wiped it all in her hair. Needless to say, she went straight from the dinner table to the bathtub. She is one adorable, messy lady!
Our family traveled to Brandon, FL, this past weekend to visit Jordan’s family. Between the good company and beautiful weather, it was a great trip. We spent Saturday at Vero Beach visiting his grandmother, Virginia, along with his sister, Kim, who drove in from Gainesville to see us. Good food, great conversations, and an intense game of Bananagrams. We had a wonderful time together. I’m so grateful that Eliana has the chance to know two great-grandparents – both who are still vibrant and living life to its fullest.
The weather in Vero Beach was stunning. 60’s and sunny. Quite a relief from the frigid winter we’ve had in Raleigh. Despite the chilly winds, we took Eliana to the boardwalk to run to heart’s content and see the ocean. She had a blast!
Eliana continues to show more interest in caring for her baby dolls, taking them everywhere she goes. Her care always begins with the best intentions…
So close! Try putting the stroller upright, sweet girl.
Much better! 🙂
Yesterday’s sunny and somewhat warm weather allowed us to have a nice walk around the neighborhood. Of course, Eliana brought her baby doll along. She was power walking with that doll!
Work it, girl!
Like any big sister in training, she was sure to check how her “baby” was doing once we reached the clubhouse.
No doubt about it – Eliana Faith is going to be one amazing big sister!
Cute, curious & confident. Sweet, stunning & silly. Friendly, feisty & fabulous.
That’s my girl!
Eliana has a new favorite game: Peek-A-Boo. She loves hiding behind things, giggling all the while, then popping out with a cheery, “Boo!” Of course, I don’t quite think she has fully grasped the concept of a good hiding place yet.
Christmas Night brought a beautiful gift to the Raleigh area…well, most of the east coast for that matter. SNOW! We woke to a winter wonderland the next morning as fluffy white covered everything in sight. By day’s end, over 8 inches had fallen in the Triangle. Eliana had a blast playing in the snow! She was fascinated by the little white specks that kept falling on her nose from the sky. She couldn’t help but laugh. What a joy to watch our sweet girl fully experience this winter blessing for the first time.
Eliana seems to be getting the “big sister bug”. Over the past few weeks, she has really taken to carrying baby dolls around, rocking them while singing “baby, baby”. It completely melts my heart when she pushes her doll in a small stroller or feed her a bottle. So precious! While she doesn’t fully understand the concept of becoming a big sister or new baby coming, I have a feeling she’ll do just fine.