Thursday, October 10, 2013

9/5 months

 I can't believe our little Elsie is nine months old!

Weighing in at 14 pounds, 6 ounces, she is almost on the weight chart for her actual age! We're pretty excited about that. She's still a bit on the short side, at 24.5 inches, but her height will catch up with her weight eventually.

Here's a few more pictures from the last month or so.

Typical morning scene, the girls in their chairs having breakfast.
Elsie's milk via tube, and Evje's chocolate milk via bottle.

Funny face Evje!

The following three pictures are examples of our adorable two year old being incapable of smiling normally for a picture. She cracks me up! And Elsie freezes when she sees the glowing orange light on the camera, so it's hard to get good shots of her, too. Ahh, my photogenic children! 

Sisters holding hands :)

Really? That's a smile??

Even better

And this last picture is after Elsie's first trip up in the canyon for a ward activity. We had a little campfire and roasted hot dogs and marshmallows. Halfway through the night, it occurred to me that it probably was not good for Elsie's lungs to be around the campfire smoke. I'm such a good mom! Not. Besides possibly damaging her delicate lungs, we had a fun time, and she was all tuckered out and ready for bed when we got home.

Thanks for the cute hat, Aunt Brenda!

We took Elsie on her first overnight trip last weekend. We drove to Logan so that Clayton could go to a football game with his brothers, while the girls and I hung out with his sister-in-law and a bunch of cousins. We had fun and Elsie did great. Then the following day, we went to a baby blessing for Elsie's cousin Makenna, and got to visit with lots of loved ones.

Coincidentally, our girls have been struck with another cold virus, plus an ear infection for Evje, plus flu shots. Needless to say, we've had a lot of sleepless nights, tissues, boogers, fevers, grumpy girls, and tired parents this week. Also needless to say, we've had a lot of stay-in-pajamas-all-day days and watch-movies-all-day-while-holding-grumpy-kids days. Good times!

Besides all of the nose-wiping, we're loving our sweet little Elsie. I love watching her face light up when she sees somebody smile at her. I love watching her learn new things and make little improvements with her development. I (usually) love watching Evje interact with Elsie, unless it involves several blankets and a pillow being piled on top of Elsie's face. Yes, that actually happened. I was less than thrilled.

Happy nine months, baby girl!


  1. How exciting! You keep growing little one.
    No you are not a bad mom!! We all make choices that are not always in the best interest of our children. That is part of mortal life. Just like what was said in general conference, she is a strong spirit & that is why she was given this challenge in her life.

  2. Great pictures, Ev is one crazy kid! I'm glad her smothering attempt was unsuccessful and that she also survived! ;)

  3. We loved having you all with the family this weekend! I think both girls did remarkably well with all the people/activities.

  4. so much fun to see Elsie and hold her! She is one cute girl - and Ev is another!