Monday, July 30, 2007

Elmo rocks

Rikki & Doug came in from DC for the weekend. It was the first time they had seen Elizabeth since Easter. My oh my how she has grown and changed in the last couple of months.

E had a blast on Sunday on Nana & Papa's deck playing with her Elmo sprinkler! She loves the water (just about as much as she loves to try to stay awake - like she is doing at the moment by standing up in her crib watching "Animal House"! At least she is developing a good taste in movies...)

She ran - non-stop for about an hour (despite no morning nap) through the sprinkler. She is so much fun!!! And, she had to show off by saying "RaRa" and "Doh" (Doug - which was the first time we'd heard her say Doug's name!)

She also loves her bubble making machine - so much cooler than expecting an 18 month old to be able to blow her own bubbles - or for Mama to get stuck with that detail for hours on end...that would really suck...I mean blow...

I love my camera, too, if you didn't is the mack daddy of digital cameras! I took 535 pictures of Elizabeth in the hour we were outside playing...check out the water in this one - she was drinking the (fresh - thank heavens) water from the wading pool making creative use of her rake.

She's saying a few new words, too, as of late - I hope I remember them all here:

  • Ali (Alex - her cousin - all babies are now Ali...including pictures of Elizabeth from last year)
  • Caylin (the princess of Morton Mansion)
  • baby
  • Doh (for Doug - just a coincidence that she said it on the opening weekend of the Simpsons movie)
  • picture
  • belbow (elbow)
  • arm (two syllables, like Anne)
  • hair
  • head
  • eyes
  • hands
  • feet
  • toes
  • cookie
  • cracker (come on, there had to be some food references...the gal loves to "eat, eat, eat!")
  • fish
  • Mimi (from the book, "Sweet Dreams, Mimi")
  • hug
  • Bobo (from the book, "Hug" - she can read all of the words in that book! Impressive, I know!!! Hug, hug, hug, hug...Bobo, Mommy, HUG. She should already be promoted a grade...)


The Wine Family said...
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The Wine Family said...

My cousin is too cute!!! I'm so happy that she thinks all babies are named after me, "Ali!!" We can't wait to come home in a few weeks and see everyone again!!!

Love, Cousin Alex

suecunningham said...

Her pictures are adorable, just like she is. Can hardly wait to get her tomorrow.