Monday, September 27, 2010

8 Month Birthday! September 20th-26th

This week I turned 8 months!  Here I am in my monthly picture.

This week was interesting because Grandpa was the only one taking care of me.  Grandma went down to help Uncle Mike and Auntie Jen take care of my cousin Alyssa, so it was just me and Grandpa during the day.  Grandpa thinks I was picking on him.  I didn't nap very well.  I cried a lot because I was tired, but when Grandpa put me down for a nap, I'd scream louder and wouldn't go to sleep.  Sorry Grandpa...I guess I just wanted to stay awake so I could play with you.  By the end of the week though, we both pulled it together.  Grandpa understood that I was telling him I needed to go take a nap earlier, and I understood Grandpa was tired so I complied.  Whew!

With a half week of poor naps, Mommy was worried about our trip and how I would handle the drive.  We drove down to Camarillo to visit and meet Alyssa!  Overall I did fine.  The drive home was harder than the drive down, but I did soooo much better than our last trip during July 4th weekend.

 So first off, here I am with my new cousin, Alyssa!  She's soo tiny.  Mommy and Daddy can't believe that I used to be that small.

Here's an up close picture of Alyssa with Mommy.

Look at the size of my foot compared to Alyssa's!

And yes, I am grabbing her foot.  Hey, it's right there!

Uncle Eric and Auntie Colleen came to visit me.  I say me because they visited Alyssa last week already, and when Uncle heard I might be coming down to visit, he said he'd make another trip just to see me.

Uncle Eric was afraid to hold me but he wasn't afraid of playing with me.  I really enjoyed his company.

Uncle Mike and Auntie Jen had this bouncer thing that can be hung on a door frame.  I had a field day with it.

There's also a pool in Uncle and Auntie's complex.  Grandma suggested that we go and play in the water.  This is the first time I ever went to a pool.  I wasn't sure about it at first, when Mommy dipped my feet in the water.

But once I was able to stand on the step, I started jumping up and down.  I had a lot of fun.

Here I am with Auntie Jen.

One with Uncle Mike.  He's been so used to carrying Alyssa that he thinks I'm super heavy.

And of course, Grandma had to hold both of her grandchildren.
I'm beginning to pull up, but not without some help.  I actually have to be sitting close to the crib rail so that I can reach it.  I'm still wobbly, but I'm getting it.

I have a new booster seat.  I've graduated from the bumbo seat because I tend to try to get out of it.

I also got to try American cheese from Daddy and Mommy "Lady and the Tramp" style.

One the way home, we had to make a stop or two to give me a much deserved break.  We were at CVS, and I was going incognito.  I am a rock star after all.  Can't let people know who I am.

Phew!  What a week!  I think this one made up for last week.  Until next time!


  1. yay, glad to hear you did well on the drive, elliot!

    you guys have some good looking genes. your cousin is very pretty! keep doing those chin ups so you can fend off all those boys who'll be after her when you're both bigger!

    can't wait to see you again!

  2. It was totally worth the trip up. Elliot's great and lots of fun!
    I still say that pic looks like I'm gonna eat him, I'm glad you put the pic of him smiling afterwards. He might have nightmares of me soon :P

    LOL! Looking forward to seeing you all again in Nov!

  3. Good job on being a good boy on the trip! Maybe Mommy and Daddy will consider more trips now. ;) Love the first pic, such a happy baby. Don't try moving too soon, you'll wear everyone out.

  4. Yaaay, Elliot! Keep working on your travel skills so your mommy and daddy will bring you to Boston to see us! :)

    Love the first two pics and the one of him in his booster seat--so cute!

  5. Elliot, Alyssa misses you already. Please come down again soon!

  6. Yeah, I hope Elliot will get better at traveling too! There is so much to see and do with Elliot in tow!