Saturday, November 14, 2009

14 months

Eliana is now 14 months old and is quite the busy girl! She keeps us on our toes for sure and is certain she can do anything her big brother can do. This can be scary at times, especially when we are at the playground! She has no fear and would go head first down the slides if we let her. Her cute little smile and bright blue eyes wins over everyone and her curly hair is adorable (albeit a bit unruly!). We went to Waco this past weekend and my dad could not get over her hair. He says I had the exact same hair when I was that age. She is a smart little girl. Her vocabulary is growing leaps and bounds.

Here are some pics of her and her big brother at nearby White Rock Lake. We like to go out there and go for walks and play.

I love this one!

Friday, November 13, 2009

CARES Festival

Four years ago, a couple of weeks after moving to Dallas, Josh and I attended the Cares Fall Festival. We came to Dallas just the two of us and now four years later we are a family of four. Time has gone by quickly and I am have this strange feeling it is not going to slow down anytime soon. We have been blessed and even when God seemed silent He has had His hand on us. I am thankful for where I am today and would not trade it for anything.

A rare family photo
Eliana wanted to play too
He finally just went and placed it through the hole!

Yum Cheetos!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


We had a fun filled Halloween. We attended our church's Harvest Festival in the morning and then took the kids from our apartment complex trick or treating. Ethan and Eliana were not into the trick or treat thing too much. Ethan did not want to put his candy down once he had a handful and Eliana is just too young to understand. They both had a fun day and enjoyed the massive amount of candy they got to eat!
Our room decorated for the kids Ethan and his balloon belt
The Upper E kids

Ethan showing Mommy his loot
Eliana enjoying a rice krispie treat

Mommy and her two kiddos at the Harvest Festival
Ethan fishing at the Harvest Fest
Eliana playing at the Harvest Festival

More pumpkins

Towards the end of October we went to a Pumpkin patch about 30 miles away with a college friend and her daughter, Marijana. Marijana is a week older than Eliana and they always have fun together. It was a muddy mess and cooler than we thought when we got there, but the kids had fun taking pictures by the wooden cut outs and with all the pumpkins. Ethan wanted to carry his new book around so you see Ethan and his book in every picture. I thought only my son would carry his book around the pumpkin patch. Here are a few pics.

Eliana and Marijana with the pumpkins
A great shot of Ethan laughing
Eliana and Marijana
Ethan took a break to read (I love this pic)

Classic Ethan shot (tongue out)