Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Camping Pictures

I forgot to put up the pictures from camping with Elliott. He did really well (slept through the night) and the port-a-crib made it easy.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ready, Set, Swim!!

Elliott went for his first real swim today. He wasn't too sure about the pool...

"Umm...I'm suppose to go in there?? It looks cold!"

He did great. Only cried when he got splashed in the face by accident.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Baby Signs

Dan and I have tried for a while now to sign to Elliott with hopes that he will learn how to sign back at us. We've been using the following sings: Milk, more, all done, eat & dad (well, Dan does that one, not me). In the past few days Elliott has begun to sign back Milk. I'm not sure he quite associates the two since he'll do the sign and when I try to feed him he instantly rejects the bottle. But, at least we know he's learning something.

I have been working from home for over a week now and so far it's been great. I think it is a bit of an adjustment for Dan to have both of us home all the time. I probably need to get better with bothering Dan for stupid things. Door closed means do not disturb!

He's crawling all over the place, using mostly an army crawl. If playing cards, plastic bags or paper is on the floor he will literally race across the room to get to them. Of course, those are the items we want him to stay away from. Here are some cute recent photos of Elliott.

Standing in his crib:

Playing his piano after bath time. He especially likes it to be set up in front of the mirrored closet doors in his room. (I hate those doors, but he likes them...) He has also just gotten into sticking his tongue out at people. So, we are combining two favorite activities in one here.

Playing in the morning:

I got you!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Crawling Video

Here is Elliott's slightly unorthodox crawling style:

Monday, June 1, 2009

Crawling & Hiking

It's official, Elliott is now crawling! For a while now he's been worming around on the floor and managing some forward progress while he does that. Today, however, he crawled out of his bedroom and down the hall to meet me at the washer/dryer. He's also managed to pull himself into a standing position in his crib. So, down went the mattress to a lower level. Can't have him launching himself out just yet.

The weather is Portland has been amazing recently. We took advantage of it and went on a hike in the Columbia River Gorge. I died - well, nearly. It just confirmed to me how completely out of shape I am. But, I made it to the top and the view was spectacular. Elliott was great, he slept almost the entire way up the mountain. I think on the way down he got a little annoyed with being cooped up for so long, but he was a good sport. Here are some photos of us at the top.