We drove to the great state of Ohio this past week and visited Aaron’s family. We were there for a week and half so there are lots and lots of pictures. Enjoy!
Grandma Janet reading a book to Elijah, as you can see he loves it! This grandson of a librarian will have no shortage of books in his life.
Great Grandma Carol (Janet’s mom) meeting Elijah for the first time.
Great Grandpa Jack (Janet’s Dad) meeting Elijah for the first time.
He gave him this native american rattle to play with and Elijah grabbed and and started shaking! On accident of course. But it was pretty cute. Once I figure out how to upload video I will share it.
Tummy time and big smiles
Snoozing with Grandpa Guy
Family 4th of July picture. Elijah not very happy.
First piano lesson
Snoozing in his 4th of July outfit with Aunt Emily.
All the boys…
Isn’t it amazing how babies can sleep anywhere in any position?
Four generations of Ergos!
Elijah and the ladies…
Luke Noren holding Elijah. Luke is the son of Katie Noren, the Noren’s are great family friends of the Ergo-Zimmerman’s. I’m sure in a few years these two will be running around together playing. So cute!
Elijah and Maria (Janet’s Best Friend)
Martin and Elijah (Maria’s son)
Love those smiles!
This little outfit was Aaron’s when he was a baby. Of course every time I put him in it we had a blow out! Ugh
Elijah and Uncle Mark (Guy’s brother)
Elijah and Alex (Mark’s son)
Guy and Janet hosted an open house party for friends to come meet Elijah. I decide to help with the cake. Janet baked it and I decorated it with fondant. I’m pretty sure Duff wouldn’t hire me (Ace of Cakes) but it’s not bad for my 2nd and more successful attempt at homemade fondant decorating.
Janet did the writing, I can’t take credit for that.
Ta Da! The finished product.
And here is a little mini matching cake for Aaron’s birthday.
Daddy and Elijah in his party outfit.
Elijah and Morgan (Aaron’s Best Friend and Best Man at our wedding) in their matching white polos.
Family pic by the birch tree trunk
Me and my sweet baby!
We are in Ohio visiting this week. Grandpa Guy was spending time with Elijah while Aaron and I were working. I found them outside like this. ADORABLE!
We celebrated Aaron’s first Father’s Day this year. Here he is below with the little guy and his special coffee mug.
Here are a bunch of pictures of Elijah and his daddy.
This is a generation picture of the males on my side of the family. Elijah, Aaron, my dad and my grandpa Alan.
The first picture
Elijah is beginning to smile every once in a while. Real, awake smiles. Because they are fleeting, they are often hard to capture on camera. We were fortunate to catch the end of a brief smile session recently. Who would have thought that a simple expression could so easily melt your heart. Sigh.
I love to run. Because of a complication early in my pregnancy I wasn’t able to run at all. It has been over 10 months since I went for a run. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t change anything. I was very greatful to be able to carry and birth a healthy baby. But every time I saw someone out for a jog I would look forward to the day when I could go running again. Sunday marks 6 weeks since I delivered and the day of clearance to run again. I decided to cheat and go a few days early. On Thursday, I put on my running shoes and sunglasses, grabbed my ipod, complete with my obsenely offensive hip hop music that makes a great workout soundtrack, left the baby with Aaron and headed out the door. As I rounded the corner to begin my run I teared up just a bit. The long-awaited day had finally come. I ran a mile and a half and it was awesome!