Wednesday, July 29, 2009


today elias is one year old...unbelievable! one year ago we were sitting in the hospital room anxiously awaiting his arrival, looking forward to meeting him for the first time.

since that time, he has provided us with so much joy, love, and laughter. we love you buddy and can't wait to enjoy many more years with you. we thank god constantly for the gift that you are and pray that he will continue to work in your life and help you live the life that he created you to live. happy birthday elias!

(we'll have some pictures from today posted soon)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

mother's day with mom and dad at the park

we had a perfect day today celebrating mother's day together. we went to foster park where we took the following pictures of natalie and elias. make sure to click on the pictures for a larger view!

random month nine pictures...

happy mother's day mommy!

happy mother's day mommy! i love you and appreciate you so much. you are the best mom in the whole world. thank you for all that you do for me - for feeding me (even when i don't want to eat), letting me sleep with you, changing my diaper, putting up with me when i roll around and make it impossible for you to dress me, entertaining me, holding me, loving me, and playing with me non-stop on your days off :-) i could not ask for a better mom than you!



Wednesday, April 29, 2009

9 months old - april 29, 2009

nine months already! to think that there are only three months until elias is one year old is both crazy and sad. as much as we have experienced and gone through over the last nine months, it has gone fast. he is now crawling all over the place, pulling himself up to stand and shuffle his way around. he has such an amazing personality that brings us so much joy and happiness. at his nine month checkup he was 26 1/2 inches long (5 percentile), 18 pounds 2 ounces (15 percentile), and his head measured 18 1/2 inches (90 percentile). he celebrated his first easter with a cars easter basket filled with toys and some dissolvable yogurt bites in place of candy. one of his favorite toys has been the alphabet magnets that play music and the alphabet song. he has said both mama and dad, waves at us when saying hi or bye. he is eating more solids along with his formula. he absolutely loves to climb on anyone and anything. he likes to help us brush our teeth (although he doesn't like having his two teeth brushed much. he played at the grass for the first time, loves going to the park, and loves going on walks in his stroller. he loves to play outside, play hide and seek, and he bounces his head with music. finally, his favorite game to play is the game of mom or dad coming to get him.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

florida pictures...