Thursday, May 28, 2009

Nine Months

The little light of our life is officially nine months. We spent the actual day out camping (post below) and are welcoming the Seattle sun.

She is 20lb 12 ounces and 27 inches of love. She crawls slowly, rolls and flops forward quickly and pulls up on things. She understands milk and eat. She also performs by clapping and throws her arms up with glee for 'so big'.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Amazing Hike

Jeff and Elizabeth about to pass under the most amazing waterfall. She just talked and talked and talked the whole hike.

Westie trip to St. Helen's

The happy camper tucked in with Dad reading her stories.
Morning coffee... an essential

Scott, Carolina, Lucia, Kathleen, Elizabeth, Jeff and Dakota wandering in below. Only one missing is Bryce.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

She leads the way

For us having a child is about letting go of expectations, plans, agendas, schedules, housework... someone else is leading the way now and most of the time it is beyond wonderful. It is truly the practice of living in the moment.
The past two days she has had one 30 minute nap and has required 2 hours of coaxing to sleep at night with many waking during the night. Yesterday I said to my sister "I am ready to sell her on ebay for maybe a buck fifty". Then today there was a 45 minute nap in the morning, two hours in the afternoon, much giggling all day and right to bed. I'm here now enjoying the NYT on-line and a glass of wine. Who knows what the next moment will bring but isn't she gorgeous.

Mothers Day in the Mountains

She spent a good five hours in the pack with breaks for diaper changes. Even fed her a banana on the fly while hiking. She LOVES backpacking and we loved getting back out in the mountains.

ElizaBear in a Block

I'm in the kitchen and hear her giggling and this is what I find. She has managed to get her head in the block and it cracked her up. Great belly laughs.