If you squeeze it, it will shoot tomato juice on your arms...
Thursday, July 28, 2016
My vegetable garden has been far from impressive this year. In fact, it's been quite dissappointing. Even so, the tomatoes have done decent and Eleanor is a fan. As I was cleaning out the remaining sickly zucchini plant, I picked the tomatoes that were ripe. I didn't have anything to put them in, so I put them in the wagon. Next thing I know...
Monday, July 25, 2016
We headed up to Branson Saturday morning. We did a bit of outlet shopping, but it was so crowded and about a billion degrees. Those are the shopping trips where I buy nothing because the entire situation stresses me out.
We ate brunch at Hemingway's restaurant in Bass Pro and it was delicious. We spent a couple of hours looking around and then headed home. It was a quick little getaway, but we had a good time.
Shopping is tiring and Mommy is just so comfy.
Eleanor had her 12 month well child visit this morning and is doing great. She's 28 inches long (10-25th percentile) and 20lb 11oz (50th percentile), so that's all great. She's within normal guidelines for physical developmental milestones and is ahead of the game with verbal & social skills. She handled her immunizations like a champ. Yay for a healthy kiddo and 6 months until the next well child visit.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
It just so happens that I have a dear friend from Altus, AR. It just so happens that Altus, AR is Arkansas wine country. It just so happens that said dear friend invited us to come tour the wineries in said wine country.
On Friday Drew took the day off from work and we drove down to meet Heidi. What a fun afternoon we had!
Having a bottle of apple juice in the parking lot before our first stop. The look on her face says, "I'm sitting in the front seat!"
We got to tour Post Winery and learn a lot about the wine making process.
Eleanor, Heidi & me
Next stop, Mt Bethel Winery
That's my kid, with her finger up her nose. She's recently realized that her finger fits perfectly in her nostril and sticks it up there often.
Next stop, St Mary's Catholic Church that was built in 1879. Heidi grew up in that church and it is on the National Historic Registry, so we went in to look around. It was beautiful and our tour guide was lovely ;-)
It was really such a lovely day. Much love to Heidi for planning our day and being our guide. If you have any interest in wine then I highly suggest taking a day trip to the wineries in Altus (there are actually 2 more that we didn't get to visit on Friday), the wine is yummy, the area is beautiful and the people are lovely.
Eleanor did awesome through the day and the ride home was not too bad because apparently shoes are as fun to play with as they are to wear.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Blurry picture because she got excited that Daddy was in the tent to play!
"I think I might be stuck."
How I discovered that Eleanor can reach the pictures above her crib. That middle one was straight when I laid her down for her nap. Next on the to do list... Lower the crib mattress.
Reading books in her rocking chair. Take note of her new pink Converse. She LOVES her new shoes.
These two 💜
Monday, July 18, 2016
Eleanor is into all kinds of new things now that she's pulling up to stand, willing to let go with one hand while standing, reaching high to reach new levels while standing, climbing stairs (and stools & chairs) and generally moving like a baby ninja!
"Hey, I climbed up 8 stairs last night. Who put up this gate while I was sleeping?"
"I'm pretty sure I can get my entire body balanced on this small pillow."
She spent half an hour working on getting her entire body on the pillow and off the carpet.
"Check me out."
"I'm in the chair, but now how do I turn around?"
"I'll just stand up."
"Thanks for the help, Momma!"
BBQ at Jessica & Jason's new house.
We were sitting in the back porch yesterday afternoon while Drew was working on a project. I had gotten these samples in the mail for Eleanor and she was having her snack in her high chair. I took this picture of the snack because I was thinking, "Kudos, Target. You sent me this super healthy, organic, gluten free snack that looks like rabbit food and my kid loves it. I'll have to buy some next time we're at Target."
Then Drew asked for my help so I gave Eleanor another bite, laid the rest of the bar on the patio table and walked 10ft away to help Drew. When I turned back around I found Mac sitting in my chair, ponied up to the table and licking his lips. Apparently dogs also appreciate a healthy snack. Little toot.
Squishy sleepy baby. Nothing better.
I still think it's hilarious when she feeds herself yogurt. Disgusting, but hilarious.