A few weeks ago one of the girls in the youth group asked if she could take Elise’s picture for her photography portfolio. Of course I said YES!!!! Elise was such a good girl! She never once cried or fussed and just sat there the entire time! We didn’t get too many big smiles, but still some great shots!
All photography by Jessica Penniman of ONE:31 Photography. Click on the link to view all photos.
So I’ll take this opportunity to do a little update on our sweet Elise Adelaide.
We are so blessed to have her in our family! I thank God every day for her! She has such a sweet disposition, she is so happy, and she totally LOVES her big brothers!!! I couldn’t ask for anything more!
(outfit from Auntie Tina and headband from Auntie Trish)
She was obsessed with these pearls! They made a fun noise when she swung them around and hit them on the floor Needless to say, she really seems like she’s going to be a girly girl!
She can sit up all on her own! Her favorite pass time is sitting on the blanket that Auntie Starr and cousins Tieran and Dallan made for her, surrounded by her toys. She will sit and play for quite a while. Then she will lay down on her tummy and roll around to explore. She loves finding the hardwood and dragging her hand on it to make a squeaking noise! She’s pretty good at getting around that way
I bought each of the kids one of these bins from Target and wrote their names on them with fabric markers. When I got the idea to use Elise’s in the photo shoot I decided to decorate them a bit. I’m no artist, but I’m happy with the results. It wasn’t very stable so Jessica’s assistant, Sydney, was behind the curtain holding her up
Elise is becoming quite the little eater. She definitely in a growth spurt! Her favorite solid food right now is bananas…just like the boys! She leans in to take her bites and everything. She does not care for rice cereal so I think that’s why she wasn’t eating well in the beginning. I bought some oatmeal and I think that’s better, but I believe she prefers just the food with nothing in it.
Elise loved playing with her Eiffel Tower piggy bank! She kept eating the top of it This picture is so sweet!!! My Grandma made the blanket she is sitting on!
She sleeps so good and I am so grateful! I don’t have to do anything to put her to bed, I can just lay her down with her binkie and fuzzy and she is good to go. Of course I do rock her and sing to her sometimes because I want too She has been waking up around 5:30am because she has lost her binkie, but if we put it back in she goes back to sleep for about another hour. She takes her morning nap from 8:30am to 10 or 10:30am. Then goes back down around noon and sleeps for about 2 hours. Then she will usually take a short evening nap around 4 or 4:30pm, but only sleep for about 45 minutes. Then she goes to bed at 6:30pm and sleeps all night. She really is a good baby!
(outfit from Miss Laurie and Margie…Thank you ladies!!!!)
This was her Easter dress that she didn’t get to wear to church But we got a few family pictures with it and these photos so that was great. I think she looks like a baby doll here!
Thank you Jessica for the amazing pictures! I can’t wait to get some printed and up in my house!