Oh it’s been too long but we have been a busy little family. I’m sure I will leave things out in this update but it’s hard to remember what I had for lunch today let alone 6 weeks ago. No big doctor’s appointments since his birthday, just a few helmet adjustments and scans to monitor his head’s progress. His last scan showed the Elliot's head is making positive progress so at this point he will be scanned again in May and we will look to see if he is continuing to progress or plateau-ing in his progress, then it will be decided how much longer he needs the helmet.
So, no big doctor’s appointments but lots of pediatrician appointments due to a yucky lingering cold that eventually turned into a double ear infection, poor little guy, but after a round of antibiotics he was on his way to feeling MUCH MUCH better…until we noticed all 4 of his one-year molars are coming in, haha, he just can’t win.
We were able to fly to Cincinnati over our spring break this past week to visit with my family and many many friends and fan’s of Elliot. My mom had a little or I guess I should say big Open House for people to finally come and get to meet Elliot. It was a lot of fun showing him off and Elliot performed well…While home, we ate lots of Skyline Chili, Zips, Montgomery Inn Ribs and UDF Ice Cream and now that we are back home we are feeling like we made a lot of bad choices, haha. Elliot had lots of fun with Grandma, Grandpa and Auntie Kendall and Daddy and Mommy had lots of fun not changing a diaper for the past 6 days. He even got to go to the Children’s Museum with his Cincy buddy Jackson! Elliot also got to finally meet his Grantie (great aunt) Peej! We had a great trip, too short as usual but lots of fun. We also had a lovely flight home….NOT. We had a 4 hour delay in Indy and finally got home at 3am. However, Elliot in true Elliot form made the best of the situation and survived his first red eye to the best of his ability. We are just thankful to be back home and not still in Indy!
Elliot has been a lot of fun this past month and is growing and doing new tricks everyday. He is babbling up a storm and calling us mama and dada more often now...but he still loves the word no. He says forms of ball, bath, more, milk, up, filson, doggie, truck, car, shoe, sock and probably lots more. It's fun to see how much he understands now too and he how defiant he is becoming about certain things. He is still crawling everywhere, but cruising all around our furniture and getting a little gutsier and trying so hard to stand alone. He is so much fun.
Our last weekend before heading back to work tomorrow was spent playing outside in the beautiful 75 degree weather and really getting excited about Summer Break!
|Life is good with a ball in one hand, Curious George on TV and a truck|
|So excited that he can crawl to Filson's toys, Filson is thrilled too!|
|Sweaty head from his helmet and this is what he does to a PB&J sandwich, lovely...|
|Ahhh and now the food and water bowls|
|Elliot now wants to feed himself and this is how he eats his applesauce|
|Fun new tunnel|
|Who dresses this poor child?|
|Sleepy boy snuggled up to his toys|
|Auntie Kendall and Ehmil|
|Always happy when he has his cups|
|Little snack at Ault Park|
|Visiting Mommy and Daddy's wedding reception site|
|Enjoying his first taste of Skyline Chili|
|...and the aftermath...|
|Short visit with GG|
|Bath time with Grandma|
|This was my old high chair, haha, archaic|
|Kai really isn't this ferocious, Elliot had a blast crawling after him all week|
|Ohio family photo|
|Loving Grandma and Grandpa|
|Missing Chris, Marissa, Max and Ehmil...but the closest thing to a full family photo|
|Grantie Peej got to meet Elliot|
|Playing cars with Stan|
|All snuggled up with Pam|
|Playtime with Jackson|
|She loves me!|
|Fun at the Children's Museum|
|Thank you Auntie Kendall for going to the Museum with me|