Archive for April, 2010

Cross-dressing baby

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

So, after finding Elliott’s sailor suit, I found one at TJ Maxx with my mother that would make Liberty be just as cute. The boys took it to the next level…

Cousin E’s wedding

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

On April 10-11, Elliott and Mama headed out to Dallas to meet the Daugherty side of the family and celebrate cousin Erin’s wedding. I believe he was the only person to grope the bride.

Baby on the go

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Elliott is on the move… doing the baby worm. So far, he seems to have decided that crawling is overrated.

The Baby Worm from R Kaye on Vimeo.

9 months

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Elliott has now been outside for longer than he was inside, and he continues to grow. At his 9 month appointment yesterday, his new stats are:

Weight: 19.6 lbs (32nd percentile)

Height: 28.7 inches (64th percentile)

Head circumference: 17.7 inches (39th percentile)

So, he’s slimmed down a bit with all the jumping and rolling and proto-cruising he’s been up to lately. He still hasn’t managed a true crawl, but he gets where he wants to go, by hook or by crook. He also still has no teeth, but if the fussiness he has exhibited the last day or so is any indication, we may have one or more soon!

Spring Break gave me a chance to finally crop some of the weekly photos, so here’s a look at how he has grown in the last 2 months.

Lost Prairie

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Finally had an opportunity to upload the photos from Lost Prairie, the burial location of my great-grandmother as well as my great-great and great-great-great grandparents, the Waltons. An oddly beautiful spot… a little like going back in time. It was also a gloriously beautiful day. An appropriate one for celebrating the life of a gloriously beautiful soul.

New foods

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Elliott is becoming a pretty adventurous eater… for a 9 month old anyway. Here are two videos of his experiences with new foods recently. Well, technically he had pureed green beans before, but this was his first try with them as finger foods. Big hits in the last few days have included ham, beer cheese soup and horseradish mashed potatoes.

Hot & Sour Soup from R Kaye on Vimeo.

Green Beans from R Kaye on Vimeo.

Extremely freaking excited baby

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Make sure your speaker volume isn’t set terribly high before you play this!

Squealy McGee from R Kaye on Vimeo.

Elliott’s dedication

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

I hope to add photos and video to this as we acquire them from others. Since Mama and Daddy were sort of busy during the dedication itself, we couldn’t take any!

Today, Elliott was dedicated… this is the naming and welcoming

EFK, go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.

 celebration that we Unitarian Universalists do for our kiddos. While we did not elect godparents for Elliott, we did give him a special gift, which we hope he appreciates some day. It’s the sort of gift that he certainly won’t appreciate any time soon.

Below are the words our minister read to Elliott this morning:

We give you this compass with its needle steadfastly pointing North as a symbol that we, with the help of our family and the village here at UUCA, hope to equip you with a moral compass that draws you in the direction of truth and justice. Because we are committed to helping and supporting you as you grow into who you are, the compass has been engraved with the immortal words of Henry David Thoreau, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” While we don’t yet know what the future holds for you, we hope that these tools guide you on the path to becoming fully, confidently the person you are meant to be and one of the people the world needs.

The dedication also provided us with the opportunity to dress Elliott in a ridiculous outfit that will embarrass him as a teenager. Wow… his sailor suit was out of control adorable!