Tuesday, February 24, 2009

fun times

Elodie is trying out wigs for her bald head. (actually, it is getting thicker in the front - just a clump, though!
This weekend, Todd and I were able to do some "alone" time while Elodie stayed with various babysitters. We went skiing on Saturday, went out ot dinner and to the hot springs on saturday night, and on Sunday, we went to Denver to see Aimee and Shane and go biking! Aimee offered to watch Elodie while we rode...isnt she just the "awesomest" ???? She and Shane took her to the park while Jasper ran for the ball, then took a nap and then mom and dad came home and we all went out to dinner. Aimee-we will be available to you someday! hahaha! Thank you again for your time. Here we are at their home with Elodie and Todd hamming it up for the camera. Love the jeans, heh? We are having fun dressing Elodie up in all the cute clothes all of you have provided her with...

Elodie is practicing making faces!

Alright, so she isnt walking yet, but this kid loves to stand and tap her feet. She isnt happy lying on her back anymore and would prefer to stand or be in her jumper.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Trying out the new jumper- Elodie loves to stretch out and wiggle around even though she cant reach the ground yet!

We are "training" for when the Reger's arrive...

Who's kid is she? I think she is starting to look more and more like her Dad...good thing she has my nose! hahaha! (sorry huny)
Owen is such a great cousin and brother. He helped entertain Elodie and Gabby during his stay. Owen especially liked to play with Elodie on her "gym mat". He would hold her hand, sing songs to her, and stash his toy trucks on her tummy!

I hope that we have given a new sport to love. He really will be a great athlete. He loves to ski and especially ride the chairlift-I had to convince him that the only way to get on the chair was to go down the hill again. Then, he would yell "weeeeee" all the way down the hill...

I am positive that our little girls will be great friends-just like us and our cousins! They certainly will be opposites...Gabby is so calm and easy-going, Elodie is "assertive" (hahaha) and is not afraid to shout at the world "hey-look at me!"

Having a little snack together!

We really DO love our snowsuits Gramma Mamma...

When Rachel called me to tell me that she would be having a girl just 2 months behind me, I can't tell you how excited I was...we had actually tried to plan it, but you know how that goes, hey? Well, we have the 2 most beautiful girls on the planet and they are going to be the best of friends if Rach and I can help it! I cant wait to see them grow and learn and become "Larsen" women!!! Look out World!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

visit to New Jersey and 1st plane ride!

We journeyed to New Jersey to visit Gramma Sue, Grampa Barry and the great grand parents! We also saw the Olsen family (Todd's Dad's side of the family), and a number of good friends of Sue and Barry. We had a fantastic time and Elodie was such a good girl. She probably "met" 30 people over the week and just entertained and enjoyed all the attention. The plane ride was very good-we all slept the whole way-both ways! (we needed it, and she needed it on the way home. ) I think Elodie has finally caught up on her sleep today.
Elodie's second cousins Gavin and Lily came to visit on Thursday. She had a good time meeting other kids! Karen and Roberta-Todd's aunts-"stole" Elodie for most of the evening Saturday...they were just wonderful!
Thank you Gramma Sue and everyone else for loving Elodie so much and giving mom and dad rest over the week!