Friday, November 28, 2008

Baby/Bababa!?!?

Almost sounds like Elliana is saying baby here, instead of ba ba ba ba ba. Still can't figure out how to undistort the video, so it is streched vertically, but I'll get it eventually. In the meantime enjoy...

On another note, I hearby nominate Kathy Gillis as "Commenter of the Year" for 2008. We are sure to see a comment from her right after a post is made. Everybody else better start your own comments rolling if you want to get a nomination. To leave a comment click on the "X comments" text at the bottom of the post you want to comment on OR click on the post title you want to leave a comment on and then click "Post a comment" at the bottom of the page that just opened.


Baba or Baby? from Rob Parsons on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Book Worm

Elliana loves looking at books and when Mommy and Daddy read to her in the morning and at night. Baby 123 is one of her favorites, I think she loves the babies smiling back at her. Here are some pictures of her...

Shy little cutie...
Smiling and talking to Mommy...
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Friday, November 21, 2008

Cutie Pie

Here are some recent shots of Elliana.
Look Mommy, no hands!
Happy little girl...
Gimme that camera!
Our devious little trouble maker!
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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Up, down, up, down...

Standing up with the ottoman, sitting (falling) down, and repeating just never gets old for her...



Up Down Up Down from Rob Parsons on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Elliana talks more!

I am still trying to figure things out about uploading video and size/quality settings and all that. I am recording in HD and it looks awesome until it has to get bumped down during upload. This is a little dark, but enjoy.

BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA BA!!!


Untitled from Rob Parsons on Vimeo.

Monday, November 17, 2008

New Friends

Elliana has a new friend, Debbie's granddaughter Emerson! I can barely remember when Elliana was that small. Our little girl was super jealous of Emerson and cried the whole time Mommy was holding the new little baby. Hopefully they can play again soon!
Resting on the ottoman after doing 100 pull ups...
Playing this little piggy with Grandma. Wee wee wee, all the way home!
Eating peach flavored big girl food, mmmmm!
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Sunday, November 16, 2008

New Pets! (or Dinner!)

Elliana's Uncle Tom brought over some new pets (dinner) for Elliana to play with (for Mommy and Daddy to eat.) We all enjoyed playing with them (eating them) very much.
Elliana had no fear of their (rubber-banded) claws!
These guys were in trouble with our little girl...
Expensive taste already, just like Mommy!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Curly Q!

I added a section on the right side of the page that shows the 5 most recent comments. Also, if you want to sign up to get email updates when we add a new post to the blog, you can do that just under the comments section. Keep those comments coming, we love hearing from everyone!
Elliana took a bath tonight, got in her PJs and posed for some pictures. Here is a good shot of those curls on top.
Crawling around looking for something to pull herself up on...
Laughing at Mommy...
Funny face for Grandma...
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Laughing and Snacking!

Here are some pictures of Elliana laughing it up during lunchtime. She loves giggling and yelling and making cute faces.

Smirking behind a cookie...
She doesn't know whether to eat or laugh...

Practically climbing out of the exer-saucer...

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Friday, November 7, 2008

The Cat's Pajamas

Elliana thinks she's the Cat's Pajama's in this little number (click for the full size picture.)
Climbing on Daddy...

Talking to Mommy...

She looks like she's being sneaky here...

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Little Big Girl

So, it is clear that Elliana is not happy being a little baby who just crawls around. She needs to find and crawl to the nearest thing that she can use to stand up. Even with the crib lowered, she has figured out how to stand up in it, just like we found her this morning in these pictures. Here is the sequence:
Looks through the bars and gives you a devilish smile...

Pushes into a half-standing position using the vertical bars...
Reaches one hand and then the other to the top bar, and pulls into a full stand, flashing a proud smile or letting loose a joyful screech!
Here Elliana is mesmerized watching her first fire in the living room fireplace...
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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sneaky Girl!

So, we heard Elliana talking in her crib the other morning. We went in to pick her up and change her, and there she is, standing up holding the railing. So we had to lower the mattress again, hopefully she can't reach the railing anymore. I set up the video camera on her crawling in the living room, and caught her sneaking in this little gem. She didn't know I was watching just around the corner.

****EDIT****

I think that Trish was wondering about that big crash at the end in her comment. I dropped the Dora the Explorer Phone, not the baby. I promise...

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Spooky Scary Bumble Bee

Don't get stung by this bumble bee. Elliana had a great Halloween, here she is at the Spooky Story Night at East Gloucester with a scary witch...
A not-so-scary bumble bee smiling on the couch...
Playing with cousin Michaela...
Buzzing around the living room...
Sitting with Mommy and Daddy...
Stalking her next sting victim! Buzzzzzzzzzzz!!!
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