Monday, May 19, 2008

Pretty in Pink

So I (Nikki) went to the store to buy a little silkie (anyone know where I can find a plain one without a teddy head attached?)- and though I was unsuccessful at this, I happened upon something I couldn't pass up. Yes, it was a hot pink tutu. for my daughter who can't walk, much less dance. But I didn't care- it would make for superb pics. I went to Hobby Lobby and bought elastic, pink ribbon, and a big ole' pink flower, and made her headpiece. here is our first attempt at our homemade photo shoot in the entryway. (yes, we are very much in grad school...). We took at least 30 pics, most of which have been posted to our smugmug.

Here is my attempt at artsy. What do you think?

Saturday Eleanor had her first playdate with Chloe (born 8 days after her). We had a great picnic with our friends Elisabeth (my friend from work) and Cory.

On Mother's Day we went to Babie's 'R Us to pick up a few things before we left town and were offered free portraits of Elle if we agreed to let a trainee "practice" on her. (We are sure this is because she was the prettiest baby to enter the store that day...). After a heated "discussion" about the pros and cons (J: She's sleeping, I don't think she'll do well; I want to go home, N: we never do anything fun), I won and we gave it a go. She was perfect.

Monday, May 12, 2008

My best girls.

Eleanor is just so fun. Tonight, Nikki said, "She just gets more fun every single day." These smiles are just piercing. How are we ever going to be able to say no to this? Seriously.

Since we've been going out of town for the past 3 weekends, I've been posting pics from those trips. Last weekend, we were able to go see some of our dear friends down in League City, Brad and Meredith. Sometimes we joke that we will someday live next door to them. They may think this is a joke. I assure you it is not.

Bryce and Kim, also dear friends in League City.

Here are a few random pictures of smiles and such that I've been meaning to post for some time now, but am just now getting around to.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Weekend in Jacksonville

We got to go see Nikki's parents (Grandparent names are Honey and Pop) last weekend in Jacksonville, and Elle had a few firsts: first boat ride, first time touching the water (the water was too cold to get all the way in), and first kitchen-sink bath. Major moments. Here are a few pictures.