Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Life of Eli: Month 7

This past month hasn't been the easiest. I questioned myself more than ever as Elijah changed his eating habits daily with the introduction to pureed solids. Between that and his first cold, we were all over the place. Sleep didn't come easy and this momma was a hot mess for the month of September.

Even though we went through a rough couple of weeks, Elijah continued to give the best hugs, wrapping his arms around our necks, holding on tight as if he would never let go. It's the best feeling in the world, I tell ya. It made up for the whole not sleeping at night thing.

Highlights this month included:

Bath time with Dad is always a win.

The first of many Matthew's Alive!

Bath time snuggles with mom.

A few favorites from our photo shoot with Sunny.

Riding on the bye bye buggy.

Morning snuggles.

First App State game of the season!

Refusing to nap at daycare means catching a cat nap on the Bye Bye Buggy.

Looking all old (and stylish) at the end of the month.

Talking to my buddy Hadley at daycare.

Cheering my cousin, Keegan, on at his first soccer game!

After work shenanigans.

See you guys at 8 months! It will be here before we know it.

Sunday, September 17, 2017


Parents Night Out.

We spent our first night away from Elijah when we traveled to Richmond, VA to see one of our favorite artist, Jon Bellion, play a show at the famous venue, The National. Considering we blasted his music on the way to the hospital while I was in labor, it was somewhat fitting that we spent our first night away from Elijah due to his music.

After checking into our cute Air BnB, we headed to dinner at Vagabond restaurant where we enjoyed drinks, crab cakes and a chicken dinner before the show. Since we ate at the restaurant right beside the venue, we were able to have early access to the venue before doors opened. This allowed us to score some pretty awesome seats in the balcony so we didn't have to stand the entire time with the kiddos down below. We're old so this was a major score in our book.

We settled into our seats and enjoyed the scenery of the old theatre walls and the 1923 decorative ceiling as we waited for the show to start.

Jon Bellion didn't make his appearance until after 10 pm which KILLED us to wait that long considering we had been up since 5 am that morning with a cranky baby. BUT, once he stepped on the stage, it was all worth it. He put on an AMAZING show with lights, a tight-knit band and beats that had us on our feet the entire time he played. The crowd was filled with an electric energy that made the show that much better.

The show still had us talking the next day as we rode home to our favorite little guy. It was hard to be away from him, but it was an unforgettable date night that was well worth the travel.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Life of Eli: Month 6

Half a year. We've had our boy for half a year. Some days it feels like he's been here forever while other days it feels like he just arrived. Either way, it's been a joy watching him grow the past 6 months. He is quite the goofball and we can't help but laugh when he squeals at the top of his lungs on a daily basis.

This month we hit a huge milestone as Elijah headed to daycare while Dad headed back to work. Luckily the transition went pretty smoothly with the exception of Elijah pretty much refusing to nap at school. He went from taking at least two 1-2 hour naps at home to two 30 minute naps a day (if we're lucky). Overall, he seems pretty happy playing and riding on the bye-bye buggy with his friends.

Elijah loves examining our hands which could substitute as a toy if it were up to him. He loves grabbing his feet and does it constantly if he's lying on his back. He loves hanging out in the excersaucer and pulling on any object in sight. Elijah has also set a record-high of blowouts this month. I had to re-stock his extra clothes bag on a weekly basis at school!

Highlights this month include:

Soaking up the last few days at home with Dad.

Visiting Mom at work.

Going to my first Mexican restaurant. Give me all the chips and salsa!

First time playing in my excer saucer!

All smiles in the car.

Matching with Mom and Dad.

Meeting new friends!

Who says you can suck on you thumb and your Paci?!

Celebrating Auntie's birthday!

Matching with dad once again.

First day of daycare.

Soaking up the weekend.

First ride in the stroller sitting up.

Helping Dad at work.

Panther's season! Keep pounding!

First food!

A true Singleton...going after bacon.

Happy 6 months, EJ!