Monday, July 16, 2007

18 month update

We are officially finished all shots until he is 5 years old! Great news to Elliot. We had his 18 month appointment today (I can't believe he is a year and a half old). He now weighs 22.4 lbs and is 30.75 inches. He is in the 10th %-tile and 15th%-tile respectively. The ped. is happy with his weight and does not need to see him for any more weight checks. He looked at his teeth again and said they are definitely there, but who knows when they will come in. He has been drooling more lately and waking up in the middle of the night so I think they are coming soon. We go to see the allergist on Sept. 17th, unless I can get an appointment sooner. It will be nice to know exactly what he is allergic to so we can completely avoid those foods, instead of guessing and still having an allergic reaction. He is officially a walker. He is a very cautious kid and did not want to walk unless he could do it perfectly, without falling. He went from crawling to a very steady walker in about a week. One day he decided to stand up and walk all around the house, he hasn't stopped since. He is still unsure outside but once he gets comfortable, there is no stopping him.

Actually enjoying the water

You just have to distract him enough that he forgets that he is in the water and then he loves it. He is standing on the bottom of the lake.

All these toys...

...and I want to play with the bucket.

Looking for something

Cheesy Smile

This is what he does when you tell him to smile.

Eatin' Sketties

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Smith Memorial Playground

We found the best place ever invented, Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse in Fairmount Park. It is an indoor playhouse for kids 5 and under. It has 3 floors. The basement is filled with vehicles to be driven on a "street" with 2 real, working traffic lights. The second floor has big houses and a train to play in and the third floor is filled with toys. Outside is the coolest playground there is, including a huge wooden slide. The playground is little too old for Elliot but we will definitely be back. The kicker, it is FREE.

The end

Going with Dad

Giant Wooden Slide

A cool see-saw

The block room

Making Coffee

Laying Tracks

Dad's Driving

My first bike

Kyle's Turn to Push

But he was more interested in what was in the seat.

Working those muscles

Pushing Kyle around is hard work!

Happy 4th of July

He'll learn fast

Kangaroo Klimber

Lake Garrison

We returned to Lake Garrison nearly a year after we first went. The weather was beautiful and the water was really warm but Elliot was not the happiest camper. We have a feeling he was teething (or just had a little virus). He was pretty miserable and whiny the whole day. We spent some time in the water, hanging out on the beach and playing on the playground.

Chillin' by the water

In the fire truck

Walk the plank, Matey


Holding on tight

Sitting on the dock of the bay

The human head weighs 8 lbs

He looks like the kid from Jerry McGuire.