Monday, September 30, 2013


Elinore isn't around the house on her feet yet, but she has started something unusual.  She's walking around the house on her knees!

Saturday, September 28, 2013


Recently Elinore has decided she likes to wear her shoes.  She only has one real pair, but she likes them!  I had a little trouble finding them small enough for her.  It started with Keith after work when they were waiting for the boys to get off the bus, but she's doing it more and more now.  She'll crawl into her room, grab them and bring them to you.  She'll even put a foot out for you to put them on!  She's not walking on her own yet more than half a dozen steps, but she loves to walk with your hand and wants her shoes to do it!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Growing Up

Every day I come home from work I'm greeted by Elinore.  Every day I come home I think she looks less and less like our baby and more and more like our little girl.  She is becoming quite the toddler! 

She is frequently taking a few steps on her own now!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Elinore Steps

I've been meaning to write for awhile, a long while, and just haven't had time to sit down and do it.  Right now I'm procrastinating doing my homework for my MBA, so of course I can do it now!

Right around Elinore's first birthday, she started being interested in standing while holding someones hands and walking cautiously around with hands.

In the last month, Elinore has started walking while only holding one hand and she's doing really well at that!

Just the other night, Elinore took a few steps from her toy bin to the couch for Keith, and I ran in to catch the end of it.

Tonight, Elinore stood up while we were playing on the floor and took a step or two toward me to hug me a snuggle for a brief bit.  My girl is growing and learning!

A few other things she's started doing recently and is really into:
  • She's shaking her head no.
  • She's crawling super super fast.
  • Being noisy!  She's gotten even more vocal recently.
  • She's hugging, and sometimes kissing.  Kissing usually must be prompted, after Keith and I kiss each other a few times quickly, then she's all for it!
  • She's blowing kisses.
  • She'll sshhh you with her finger if you do it first.  (She learned this within 2 hours of our 15 hour train ride to Boston!)