Before the big move I had a chance to hang out with a few friends and their kids.  Elijah and I went to play at my friend Carrody’s house.  Some how I ended up only taking a picture of this.  Yep, that’s a toy gun.  Why do boys love guns? I don’t get it?

We also went to visit my friend Carrie and her daughter’s Emerson (below) and Easton whom I didn’t get a picture of :(.  Elijah loved all of the new toys to check out but Emerson was a bit leery and kept a watchful eye on him. 🙂

Daddy Snuggle Time

These pictures are a little old but too adorable not to post.  They were taken in Lee’s Summit right before Aaron headed out for Chicago.  Elijah is not a big snuggler (much to my dismay) unless he’s sleepy so moments like this are precious.

We’ve Moved!

Sorry for the long absence, but we’ve been busy moving to Chicago!  I didn’t want to post anything about the move because I was home alone with Elijah for a few weeks.  Back in December, at a funeral Aaron was chatting with his cousin and the job topic came up.  Long story short he got him an interview, and Aaron ended up getting a job in Chicago.  So we packed up the house, put it on the market and headed to Chicago.  It really happened that fast. We actually live in a suburb on the edge of the city called Oak Park.  It still has an urban feel to it but it also is more suburbany than some of the neighborhoods closer to the city.  There are tons of families with kids who live here.  It’s perfect!  I’ll post more pictures of the town soon.

Here is the family on top of our building.  It has a great view. You can see the city line far in the background.

Elijah and I snuggling.

Babies first trip to Julius Meinl (a fabulous Austrian cafe). I’m holding a sugar packet with the logo on it.

Elijah’s first Easter.  He was very fussy and refused to explore his Easter basket without me.

Oooh, an egg!

Since I always post pictures of Elijah looking jolly and happy, I thought I’d throw in a unhappy picture.  He is a baby after all.

And lastly, this is what we see most of the time these days. Now that he is a crawling pro, he gets into everything!

More pictures of Oak Park soon!

10 months old

I swear I just did his 9 month post.  This is going way too fast.  My baby is 10 months old.  Holy cow.  This shoot was fun but more challenging.  It is getting more difficult to keep him in the chair.  He has 4 teeth now. Two on top and two on bottom.  He enjoys grinding them together.  He has learned to clap and loves doing it!  He is getting better at standing up on his own when he has something to hold on to but he is still scooting on his tummy.  Any day now he’ll figure out the crawling thing.  Enjoy!

You can’t really tell but his is about to throw himself forward in this picture.

Same here.

Oooo a wooden elephant, that will temporarily keep me in the chair.

Yay, let’s clap!

Clapping, Clapping

Clap, Clap, Clap