Monday, October 31, 2011

Not Me Monday {Halloween Style}

You most certainly would not have found me digging through Johnathan's treat bag to see what kind of haul he brought home after the Fall Festival we attended this evening. You also wouldn't have heard me thinking to myself...good thing, I mean too bad Johnathan has a dairy allergy and can't eat all this chocolate. And you definitely would not smell a snickers bar (or two) on my breath right now! Oh no, not me! ;)

Hope everyone had a fun and safe night!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Eli's Talkin'!

Eli, what a fun little guy he is! These days at almost a year and a half he is quite the little talker, which I attribute to his hanging out with big brother Johnathan who could talk the ears off a deaf mule...the boy likes to talk! ;) Anyhoo, back to Eli...

Here are some of the words he's saying these days:

"Mama" (of course!...but he refers to most adults as Mama -even Aaron, haha- so I don't feel too special)
"Bo" (our dog)
"Buh-Ball" (Football)
"Boh-Ball" (Dodge Ball, a game we play frequently!)
"Ball" (yep, he likes anything to do with balls!)
"Bubba" (his nickname for brother Johnathan...which is adorable when he says it!)
"Moh" (more)
"Keh" (catch)
"My" (mine)
"Awa" (agua, water)
"Gay-koo" (thank you)
"Boo" (boo!)
"Ah-nah" (all done)

(Edited to add the following {10/28/11})
"Ep" (help)
"Aw Ih" (watch this)
"Coo coo" (cookie)

He will repeat words that I tell him frequently too, but the list above are common things he will say on a regular basis. It's pretty fun seeing him develop, and to see what new things he is learning. So far he hasn't learned the word "no" but he definitely knows what it means when I tell that to him...not that he always obeys, mind you, but he certainly understands what I mean! And, for any of you new moms out there that might read this, don't think that just because your baby can't talk a whole bunch that he/she can't understand you. Oh no, they understand way more than they want us to think they do! ;) Case in point, the other day Eli walked up to me asking for "awa" (water) and I told him that his water was on the table next to his chair...and what did he do but walk right over exactly to where I had told him it was! Ha! He can't fool me anymore when he is pretending to not understand me! ;)

Hope everyone is having a good week!

Friday, October 14, 2011

{Fall} FUN!!!

We've been having lots of fun this fall, and we're enjoying the {slightly} cooler weather. It's Texas so it's still hot, just not fry an egg on the sidewalk kind of hot! ;)

In the last couple of weeks we've enjoyed a trip to the Dallas Arboretum, the great State Fair of Texas, a local Autumn Festival close to our home and of course we've been enjoying all the "normal" crazy fun at our own home.

Here are a few pics of the boys enjoying the new season! (Blogger is being weird and won't delete the duplicate photos it loaded just enjoy the pics...several times in a row, haha!)