2008 Favorites - Slideshow

Since I am STILL so far behind on "posts", I created a slideshow of all my favorite pictures from 2008 also.

(I also created a small slideshow on the right hand column of this blog for easy reference after this "post" gets covered up.)



Elise's Birthday Invitation

I just finished designing Elise's birthday invitation. She's crazy about Veggie Tales - so we decided it would be a perfect theme for her birthday party!


Princess Elise

Elise seemed to take a liking to the bling that Granddad and Nana Pinkerton got her for Christmas.


Christmas Eve Cookies

We ended Christmas Eve by making some home made sugar cookies. Elise was actually already in bed when we made them so she didn't get to help us any. However, she did like the taste of them. This was a fun event that we may have to do every Christmas Eve!


Morning Sombrero

It seemed that Elise was in the Mexican spirit this morning as she was walking around the house with this little sombrero on.


Rockettes Christmas Spectacular!

We went to see the Rockettes for the first time. They were putting on their Christmas Spectacular show for three days in Tulsa. Unfortunately we didn't get a good pic but better than nothing.


Merry Christmas!

We hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas season! Below is our family Christmas card.


Elise decided she needed MORE crackers

I left the living room with a single fish stick left on Elise's plate and a forgotten closed box of crackers sitting next to the couch. I guess Elise decided she might need MORE crackers (or more precisely - the ENTIRE box of crackers)

After my first "Oh, wow" (I grabbed the camera), and I asked her if she needed help. This was the response I got...

Can you almost hear her?

Who me?

Nope, got it under control, Mom. :)

However, I am quite proud that the majority of the crackers WERE on the plate. Not bad for a 22 month old. :)

Her favorite word... "YUMMY"


Elise Updates


Her favorite game right now is playing chase. She loves for someone (usually Mommy or Nana) to start coming towards her slowly and act like they are about to 'get' her. She takes off almost running and squealing to the safest haven she can find (usually her Daddy or Granddad). Then she has to turn around and make sure someone is still coming after her. If you give up the 'chase', she will usually come back and look at you like "aren't you gonna come after me?"

She is also into carrying heavy objects. So heavy that she wobbles back and forth as she lugs them across the room. She carried one box, weighing 3.5 pounds, to every quadrant of our bedroom before starting all over again - for at least 15 minutes. (She just barely weighs in at 24 pounds herself!)


These aren't her 'standing stunts' on her Dora push car, but I thought they were worthy of sharing. :)


Updates: Elise has discovered fishsticks - and LOVES them! She actually ate four of them last night. When Mommy feeds them to her, she'll ham it up a little by opening her eyes a little wider and doing a 'Yummy shudder' after most bites. The first time Daddy saw this, he laughed through most of her meal. :)

She insists on feeding Mommy some of her meals - except her fishsticks. She still likes to perform standing stunts on her Dora push car. (working on prevention... :) She loves books and enjoys sitting in your lap and listening to you read. She has also mastered twirling around in a circle, and if she's feeling spunky, she'll give you a little dance to go along with her twirl.


First Snow

Here's our little Valentine... :)


Today she learned she can stand up on the seat of her Dora Explorer push car. She starts off by straddling the seat and holding on to the steering wheel, then she manages to get both of her knees onto the seat. From there she stands up while bent over still holding the steering wheel. Then of course, the last step is to stand all the way up without holding onto anything. She's waving her hands excitedly, so proud of her new trick... while, I'm whisking her off the seat and standing her on the floor, thinking... here's another toy we're going to be watching her every move on!

We just celebrated Elise's 1st Birthday. Here is a recent image of her we shot for her birthday invitation.