Sunday, July 24, 2011

July 4th and 18 Months Birthday!

This month we celebrated the 4th of July and my 18th month birthday!  Can you believe I'm a year a half old already?  Mommy and Daddy can't.

Uh oh.  I got caught doing what apparently, has become one of my favorite things to do..pull all the DVDs down.  I started with the bottom two shelves, but now I can even reach the 4th shelf from the bottom.  Mommy makes me pick them up and put them back, but many times, she just does it for me.

I had a play date with Alex.  We went to Curiodyssey.  Here I am with grapes stuffed in my cheeks.  I'm going for more too.  I LOVE fruit!

This is one of the cool exhibits they have.  I love playing with water, so I was soooo happy here.  My sleeves were soaked by the time Mommy pulled me away.

I've been giving Mommy a hard time with eating since she's been off work.  I guess I'm showing my independence.  Here I am reacting to Mommy's ultimatum of eating one more spoonful of food.  I don't look happy, but just to let you know, I won that match.
Mommy and Daddy took me to a place called the Academy of Sciences.  But we headed out late, so I was awake for about 15 minutes and then slept for 2 hours for my nap.  Mommy couldn't resist taking a picture of me sleeping.  I DO look cute.

We were by this water fountain exhibit.  The water moved to music.  It was cool.

July 4th weekend was super warm.  We went to the park and I was enjoying my ride on Daddy.
I started enjoying the slide too.

Because it was so hot, my parents took out this water table toy for me to play with.  IT WAS AWESOME!!! Uncle Kenny was playing with me.
 I wanted to climb in.  Can you see that V on the back of my shirt?  That's the part of the shirt that isn't wet.  Soon after Mommy took that picture, the V was gone.

I had a lot of fun with Uncle Kenny.  He made me laugh a lot.

Mommy really loves my feet and toes.  She says they're really cute so she took pictures of them.  She calls them "button toes".  I don't have buttons for toes, Mommy.  I don't know what the deal is, but whatever.
That night I watched fireworks!  I was so entranced.  We were right below them.  And I wasn't even scared!  I guess that's what July 4th is about.
Another day, and me double fisting grapes.

My gums are itchy...Mommy thinks my molars are coming out. They sure are taking a long time.  But, I found a way to soothe them.  My old teething toy vibrates when I bite down.  But now I can do it without holding on to it.
This is me relaxing in my pad.

Oh, and another picture of me with yogurt.  I am still trying to learn how to use a spoon, but I find that smearing my hand in the bowl and licking my fingers is a quicker way for me to eat the yogurt.

Check this out.

My cousin Alyssa was in town again.  I don't mind sharing toys with her.

I know I mentioned I liked things with wheels.  Now I like to roll them on the couch because I can see the wheels better.



Oh, in case you were wondering about the headband...  Well, I still fall some times, and because my head is so heavy, even when I catch myself with my hands, I still end up bonking my forehead on the pavement.  I've gotten quite a few bruises and welts, so my folks are trying this out to see if it'll save me a few bumps.  We'll see.  Mommy says I look like a Japanese boy.  Auntie Nathalie mentioned something about getting her some sushi.  I don't know what that means.

I had another playdate with Alex.  He came over and we played with my water table.
We both were pretty soaked...mainly because Mommy sprayed us with the hose.  Alex liked it.  I wasn't too sure about the hose.
Mommy took another picture of me sleeping, mainly because I was cute (so she thinks) holding my doggy.  Can't I get a little privacy???

We had lunch with Uncle Mike, Auntie Jen, and Alyssa before they left.  What's Daddy doing to my head?
 Look at all the bubbles!!!  I ask to play with them nearly every day.  I haven't quite figured out how to blow them yet, but I love popping them.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this month's entry.  I have my 18 month check-up on Wednesday, so we'll see what my new measurements are.


  1. What a busy month for you, Elliot?! We loved seeing you this past weekend. When are you coming down again so we can go to Disneyland? I hope you break all the records on Wednesday when you get your measurements. You're growing up so quickly! We miss you lots.

  2. Wow this HAS been a busy month! I'm glad we are able to save some of these moments to enjoy again and again. Thanks Mommy for keeping up with this blog!

  3. I love that pic with you sitting on my shoulder E!

  4. Uncle Willy and I just about died laughing at the yogurt pic and video--too, too adorable! Loving the yogurt beard :) And I love baby giggles, glad Uncle Alex was making you laugh so hard.

    The video on the slide is precious too. I don't know who's having more fun, you or Daddy! He's got a pretty big grin on his face.

    You're so brave with the fireworks! We were around a lot of babies during 4th of July and lots of them were crying--good for you for enjoying the show!

    And what's that look you're giving mommy while you chomp on the teething ring? Hahaha!

  5. You're growing up so fast, Elliot! When we have our next get-together, we'll have to get Zach to show you how eating yogurt is done. We just have to make sure he doesn't eat yours too!

    Love the crying pic! And the picture of you holding the two look so much like Daddy!