Sunday, June 20, 2010

Summertime!!

I apologize for the silence on my blog for the past few weeks. You may have noticed that those weeks coincided with returning to work, and truthfully, I was just exhausted.... and wanted to spend the time I was awake with my sweet little Ellie.

So to catch you up on the last few weeks...

Returning to work was difficult, and I think more so for me than for Eliana. Thankfully, my mom and a couple of our friends helped us out and took care of her. It was great having my mom here to watch her where Ellie could stay at home in her regular routine and be with her Mom-Mom. It was also good for her to be at a few of my friends' houses and interacting with different people and other children. It gave me a chance to think through some logistics of when I return to work full time in the fall, as well as the opportunity to figure out a routine that would work for Ellie's pattern... which of course will probably be completely different come late August!

Eliana is doing great. I can't believe that she will already be 4 months on July 4th! She has such a sweet personality, smiles all the time, and is babbling up a storm! She loves her Bumbo seat, and is actually enjoying tummy time these days. She has figured out that when she pushes the bird or the monkey on her bouncy seat that music plays and the waterfall lights up. It's been really neat to watch her figure out that cause and effect relationship and to intentionally start hitting the animals. She's been reaching and grasping a lot more as well, has become more intentional with her hands. She stares at her hands a lot, too, which is pretty funny. And even though she's petite (maybe 10 1/2 lbs?) and just got into her 0-3 month clothes, she loves to stand up and put weight in her legs. Her hair is still crazy as every, and her eyes still a beautiful deep blue. While she hasn't yet cut any teeth, she is definitely teething... and drooling like a champ!! I just love her to pieces.

Plans for Isaac's Golf Tournament are underway, and we are so excited. Part of our excitement is that last week we received notice from the IRS that the Isaac Delisle Foundation was granted 501(c)3 status. We are thankful for this, and are eager to see what God will do both in and through the foundation...and are grateful to honor both the Lord and our sweet Isaac through this ministry.

I have much more that I would like to share, but for now wanted to post a brief update, and of course, a few pictures...


Ellie with Grandpa (Spencer's dad) when he and Betsy came to visit


Snoozing in her swing

I think her facial expression is so funny! She wasn't even upset here, just not in the mood to smile I guess. I love how blue her eyes are...

Crazy hair!

Dancing with Daddy!

22 comments:

April said...

Eliana truly is alittle sweetheart - her face is so precious and danty! What a little girl!!

MomMom said...

She is beautiful!! I am MomMom, too. I don't know too many grandmothers with that name but I love it!!

Taylor said...

She is so pretty!!! I've missed you! :) We should "catch up" some time!

Stacie said...

She is stunning. Too stunning for words! Glad to see you're back.

I hope your transition to work is smooth. I know how difficult it is to leave the little one.

Cheryl said...

She's beautiful Stacy!! I can't believe how big she's getting.

Lizzy said...

She is so beautiful! I'm sure Isaac is a proud big brother. I love her hair too! I wish my little man would have that much hair. At 14 months, he still doesn't have a full head of hair.

D9 said...

she's beautiful. That picture of her smiling and staring at Spencer's dad is perfect, you should frame it for him.

Miche said...

Her hair is nuts! I'm glad things went well with you being back at work. Enjoy your summer!

Rachel said...

What a a cutie pie! I can't believe how much hair she has. What a beautiful girl :)

Kamaile said...

She is gorgeous!

Whitney said...

She's a beautiful little girl! Love the hair and those eyes!

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

She is just so beautiful!! I'm glad you can enjoy some summertime fun, now. And, congrats on the non-profit status. Praying God's blessings on your golf outing. We just had ours last weekend.

Love to you...

Tammy On the Go said...

My Elizabeth will be 4 on July 4, so take all the evenings you want. The time goes by too fast.....

glad to hear from you!

Michelle said...

She is so precious Stacy! And I just love that hair!

jacks grandmom said...

She is just the sweetest thing and prettier with every picture. I know her MomMom is crazy about her!

Val said...

What a doll baby! Thank you for sharing these updates and photos with us!

heidi marie said...

hi,

just letting everyone on my bloglist now that i have a new site now- http://mylittlecheekymonkeys.blogspot.com/. the site henry's mommie will no longer be in use. everything has been transferred over to my new site!! hope to see you there.

heidi

Erin said...

She is just precious! I loved all the pics.

Michal Ann said...

"Mom Mom" is a title for Grandma that's like Swedish. Swedes have a simple way of identifying grandparents.

Mother is "mor" but pronounced sort of like a cow's mooing sound, "moor." "Mother's mother" is "mor mor." "Father's mother" is far mor. Then of course, there's "far far" and "mor far." It makes it easy to identify the relatives so you see, "Mom Mom" is a very good title!

Your little doll will be saying "mom" and mom-mom before you know it! She's perfectly lovely.

Meghann Gehring Turnquist said...

She is too cute .... oh my those eyes!!

I just found your blog ... I am a bereaved Mommy as well.

Many blessings to you and your beautiful family,
Meghann

Chrissy said...

Hi, not sure how I stumbled upon your blog but I wanted to tell you that your baby is gorgeous! She really is! Congrats!

AngelsAmid said...

I just loved the serious eyes. The crazy hair too!q